Hera Gallery Welcomes Rhode Tour to South County!
Saturday, September 13
Join us at the Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI for a free introduction to the Rhode Tour mobile phone application. Dr. Sandra Enos will discuss her tour, Orphanages, Asylums and Almshouses, based on research on the history of Rhode Island’s places for its poor, vulnerable, delinquent, hearing impaired and disabled citizens. Utilizing compelling images and stories, this digital technology allows researchers, story-tellers and people who love our state’s places and people an engaging platform to share these resources. Joined by scholars and researchers from Brown’s Public Humanities Program and staff from the Humanities Council, we will discuss the role of digital media in expanding and enhancing the reach of the humanities and the arts.
Rhode Tour is a statewide mobile historical smart phone application that tells stories by and about Rhode Islanders. A joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Tour brings mapping technology, sound, images, videos and well-told stories together to engage us in learning about the places we live, work, visit–or perhaps simply pass by–in Rhode Island.
Visit rhodetour.org to take a thematic tour on your computer, or download the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play for a new kind of Rhode Island guidebook.