Another Two Grants for the Interactive Kiosk Project

We have been working on a long-term heritage tourism project for the City of Camden to design a compelling and fun heritage tourism  interactive touchscreen kiosk wall display about the City of Camden history, historic sites, and history attractions in the first‐floor elevator lobby of City Hall in Camden. Three 42” HD video touchscreen monitors will be mounted side by side in portrait orientation on the display wall between the elevator and the café.


Last year we wrote two successful proposals to the New Jersey Historic Trust ($50,000) and to the Camden County Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund ($35,000)  to support the second a third phases of this project.


This first phase when installed, will display a digital version of a handsome contemporary mural with 50 important people, places, and events across the 300 years of the City of Camden’s history.


The second phase will add a base map to showcase the 51 Camden County organizations/ historic sites associated with the Camden County History Alliance (CCHA) and prepare popups that contain a photos/illustrations, 50-150 word descriptions, and visitor information for the 21 historic sites open to the public in the city and county. The kiosk will also display a drop-down menu updated monthly. with the monthly roster of educational events and activities for adults and children presented by the CCHA organizations. Timely posts about upcoming events will also be published twice a month to the City of Camden’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.  All of the history content will be uploaded to the City of Camden website, so that the information is available to a vast online audience.  The history content will also be translated into Spanish for the kiosk and the City of Camden website. 


The third phase includes updating of and design and printing for the Camden County History Alliance Map and Guide, and 21 rack cards for distribution in City Hall Camden and at the 21 historic sites in Camden County. We are looking forward to having the first phase of the kiosk up and running before June 2021.