Gettysburg National Military Park Museum
LocationGettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA
Exhibition DesignGallagher & Associates
The tours, events, show times, and ticketing options at the Gettysburg National Military Park are advertised in these synchronized displays above the museum’s ticketing counters.
Four screens work in concert to help arriving visitors plan their time in the museum and on the battlefield. The ticket prices, tour opportunities, and show times for the feature film and Cyclorama are presented through colorful animated sequences that can be easily edited and updated through browser-based content management tools.
Press & AwardsHOW, Interactive Design Awards, Merit, Kiosks, 2009“New Museum Guides Visitors Through Gettysburg,” Associated Press, Martha Raffaele, April 23, 2008
Interactive touches—both high- and low-tech—are scattered throughout the museum...Visitors can touch a replica of slave shackles and find out for themselves how heavily a soldier’s backpack weighed him down. Using touch-screen computers, they can learn how to recognize bugle calls, decode signal corps flag messages, and locate battlefield monuments.“Center Designed to Put Gettysburg into Perspective,” Baltimore Sun, Edward Gunts, April 14, 2008
The visitor center has been designed to immerse visitors in the Gettysburg story by exposing them to the National Park Service’s extensive collection of war objects, artifacts and archival materials, as well as interactive exhibits and displays that will prepare them to tour the areas where the fighting took place.“At Last, a Gettysburg Redress,” Washington Post, Philip Kennicott, April 14, 2008
The historical galleries next to the theaters are very much in line with the contemporary trend toward media-dense exhibits, filled with shorter films in mini-theaters, all carefully structured to draw the viewer through ‘a narrative’ presentation of the war, its causes and its aftermath.“Reinforcing History,” Philadelphia Enquirer, Amy Worden, April 13, 2008
In another area, visitors can tap computer stations to see whether their ancestors fought here and follow troop movements on a touch screen.
- Erica Hassigner
- Motion Designer
- Jamal Qutub
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Jeremy Brown
- Melissa Paugh
- A/V Integration
- Exhibit Design
- Gallagher & Associates
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