Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Monuments at Gettysburg: Stories in Stone
LocationGettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA
Exhibition DesignGallagher & Associates
Every monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park is plotted on this searchable interactive map installation.
All of the nearly 900 monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield can be explored on the scalable map interface in this installation. Visitors are able to toggle between the park road map and a satellite view, zooming in and out to locate each monument visually, or they can search for maps by state or monument type. Detailed information about each monument, the unit it memorializes, and images of it are provided, along with a comprehensive How to Read a Monument resource that explores the shapes, sizes, symbolism, and inscriptions of every monument type.
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.
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- Martin Linde, Gary Huck
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Michael Godfrey, John Hutchison
- Jennifer Guibord
- Production Artists
- Kieran Lynn, Dave Rau, Christen Hubbard
- Production Assistants
- Erica Dillon, Shane Farrell
- Quality Assurance
- Erica Dillon
- A/V Integration
- Exhibit Design
- Gallagher & Associates