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MA-10-16-0180-16

Ford's Theatre Society
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

Ford's Theatre Society will create a mobile interpretive application to enhance the experience of visitors to the museum, the Petersen House, and their Center for Education and Leadership. The mobile app is aimed at three targeted audiences comprising the majority of museum visitors: students, grades 5-8; tourist families with children; and any visitor coming to the museum campus at the same time as a school group. The free mobile component will provide a series of compelling narratives guiding visitors through the museum campus and the story of Lincoln's presidency, assassination, and legacy, and create opportunities for students to connect these moments of history with moments in their own lives. The museum will work closely with a digital developer to ensure the solution is accessible for audiences with low vision and/or hearing impairment.