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July 22, 2016

As historic sites constantly seek new methods to engage the public, UCF’s Public History program continues its commitment to serving as a community partner in providing helpful resources. In addition to graduate students, representatives of local historic entities such as the Geneva Historical Society, the Winter Park Historical Society and the Sanford Museum attended a presentation titled Interpreting and Preserving Historic Places: Virtual Tours, Virtual Reality, and Google held at Maitland Art & History.
Facilitated by UCF Public History Director Scot French, Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Peter Hedlund, Lead Technologist for Encyclopedia Virginia presented their experiences working to document culturally significant sites and how they were able to take advantage of emerging virtual reality applications.