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Monday, May 12, 2014

From the Ice Age to the Age of Invention

Fourth Grade Students Become Virtual Tour Guides

The next time that you visit the Neville Public Museum, bring along your smart phone, tablet, or similar mobile device. With an internet connection and QR code scanner, a 4th grade student from Ashwaubenon School District will be your virtual tour guide. Just look for the QR codes in On the Edge fo the Inland Sea!

What is a QR code?

This symbol is a QR code. It is used to quickly connect smart phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices to online digital content. Scanning these codes in On the Edge of the Inland Sea will direct your mobile device to display a video of your virtual tour guide in the exhibit space.

Who are these tour guides?

One student from each 4th grade classroom in the Ashwaubenon School District was selected to research and create a video interpreting the history of Northeastern Wisconsin. There are 10 videos to discover in On the Edge of the Inland Sea, covering a range of topics from glaciers to electrical inventions.

According to Jamie Averbeck, Ashwaubenon School District’s Technology Integration Specialist who led the project, “Ashwaubenon schools are excited to partner with the Neville Public Museum. It gives our students a real-world experience in creating meaningful digital content for an authentic audience.”

Where can I download a scanner?

QR code scanning applications are available for download in the Google PlayiTunes, and Amazon markets. The museum offers free wireless internet access to guests with non-cellular connected devices.

Visit the Neville Public Museum of Brown County Today!

This exhibit addition entitled, From the Ice Age to the Age of Invention:  The Shaping of Brown County, will open Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 

Be sure to see it while you can and support Ashwaubenon Public School's 4th grade students!

Letter from the Interim Director

Monday, April 28, 2014

Neville Interim Director, Beth LemkeAs I look out my office window I cannot help but notice how the open water on the river reflects joyous movement and progression of a new era for the Neville Public Museum, I am appreciative for those of you whom I have met in person. For those of you I have yet to meet I very much look forward to doing so.

Since January staff have created three major exhibitions that are sure to inspire you. A Century of Discovery highlights museum displays of the past, Touchdown! Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. at the Neville Public Museum includes never-before-seen artifacts and photographs as well as rare video footage from the 1930s to the present, and A World at War: 100th Commemoration of the Start of WWI.

We are busy getting ready for the June 14th opening of Agriculture to Tavern Culture: The Art, History and Science of Beer. When partnered with Touchdown! this will be certainly a summer you will not want to miss at your Neville.

For one hundred years, the community has helped us preserve the legacy of the past and with continued support, we look forward to preserving the legacy of the next one hundred years and beyond.

Sincerely, Beth

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