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Next Exit History Free Trial Now Available

Have tours you want to transfer to a digital platform? Looking for ways to engage guests at your site or in your historic corridors? Looking to add ADA compliance to your facilities? Looking to enhance your static signs and exhibits? Want to see how Next Exit History can work for you? Now you can!

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Fountain of the Pioneers Construction
Revealing Hidden Histories Using Next Exit History

The American Historical Association’s official response to the controversy over Confederate monuments states that African Americans, who “had no voice and no opportunity to raise questions” about the erection of such monuments, should now have their voices heard as cities consider whether to take them down. The statement also urges that “communities faced with decisions about monuments draw on the expertise of historians” as public debate and decision-making continue. In other words, both stakeholders (in this case, African Americans) and experts (historians) should be given special consideration in discussions and decisions about the appropriateness of Confederate monuments.

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International Civil Rights Center & Museum (Woolsworth)- Greensboro, NC
U.S. Civil Rights Trail Paves the Way for Freedom

Imagine sitting at a lunch counter where other diners scowl at you and mutter obscenities under their breath. Or being refused a convenient (or clean) restroom, water fountain or seat on the public bus. Or not having access to the same public education as others, because of the way you look.

These were the daily struggles and injustices African Americans faced, and fiercely fought during the volatile 1950’s and 1960’s. For the first time ever, we can finally walk in their shoes through the educational and inspirational journey the U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers.

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Oceans Apart: Shared Histories in Digital Spaces
Oceans Apart: Shared Histories in Digital Spaces

We have worked with our Partners at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to curate the experience of A World-Wide Story in the Next Exit History App. This project takes items from their collection, some on display and some in storage, and puts them back on the map. Showcasing the stories that connect places and people- a shared history showcased in map form. Connecting stories of hardship and hard work, exclusion and inclusion, slavery and freedom, famous figures and common men and women. These stories come from all over the globe and yet belong to each person too.

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Visitor Experiences and Local Communities
Visitor Experiences and Local Communities

Next Exit History is hoping to become part of the bridge closing the gap between Visitor and Local Economies. We believe that every community has a story that should be shared. That community and culture traits should be preserved and celebrated. As individuals, we yearn for connection. Connection to new places and new people but also to shared beliefs and histories. And all of these things should be accessible by all.

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Upper Swan Valley Historical Society
How A Small Museum Used Next Exit History to Expand Its Audience

Nestled between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges in west-central Montana, the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society is expanding its outreach through Next Exit History.

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Using Next Exit History for Events and Tours
Using Next Exit History for Events and Tours

The beauty of an app like Next Exit History lies in its flexibility. The ability to take a large network, add your own network and connect your content to others in a way that is valuable to both you as a site and app users. Flexibility helps to ensure that no matter your goals and how often they change, there are ways to incorporate the features of Next Exit History to make it work for you.

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Daydreaming of iBeacons
Daydreaming of iBeacons

One of the great adventures of working with technology is finding what uses lie beneath the original intended purposes. Besides getting to know the technologies and functions it posses, there are hours spent creating new and different ways to bring that technology to new groups to meet needs and serve groups of people potentially left out previously.

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