Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Web Exhibit from the NMAH: “America on the Move”

Sheet music, 'Bump, Bump, Bump in your Automobile,' words by Lew Brown, music by Albert Von Tilzer, Smithsonian Collections
America on the Move is a physical exhibit at the National Museum of American History with a strong online component. The Museum’s online transportation collection includes more than a thousand artifacts and photographs. The web version of the exhibit provides numerous ways to explore the material, including a chronologically divided set of sections spamming times pre-1876 through 2000. In addition to the visual materials, there are a number of thematic "stories," featuring many essays divided into topics such as "work and lesiure," "technology," and "immigration." The site also includes a list of learning resources such as self-guided tours, a "classroom activity guide," a reading list, and a list of other web links.