Monday, November 30, 2009

New message repeaters in the Street of Shops

It irks me when I walk through the Street of Shops and find an audio tour babbling on and on and no one is in sight listening to it!

It isn't the visitor's fault -- most of the audio programs are just too long.

So we are making some changes to fix that.

Each site in the Street of Shops that has a button will soon have one unit with multiple buttons so visitors can choose what topic they would like to learn more about.

For example, the new buttons for the Cabin will be:
  • Life as a Pioneer

  • The Homestead

  • Open Hearth Cooking

  • Sewing, Knitting and Weaving

Each program will be less than one minute, to encourage visitors to listen to the whole thing.

So far I have written new scripts for the Cabin, Dannemiller Store, Print Shop, Hotel Lobby and the Saloon.

I am planning to create scripts for a few spots that currently do not have buttons:

  • Toy Shop

  • Hotel Lobby (done!)

  • Saloon (done!)

  • Fire Station

  • Gas Station

  • Pharmacy
The funding for this new project was made possible by donors to our annual Capital & Replacement Campaign. Thank you so much!

We will begin recording the new scripts soon. Look for them after the first of the year!

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