This was an exciting year at the American Association of Museums annual conference in Minneapolis. Bluecadet projects received four MUSE awards, hosted a session on creating interactive exhibits, and attended a party at the Minnesota History Center that included an elderly nun giving free massages.
Our new interactive timeline for the American Revolution Center is an immersive experience that lets users explore and engage with historical objects on their iPads.
Truth from the outset, I've never completely understood the allure of the duck boat. To orient the uninitiated, the duck boat is a giant military-style transport vehicle built to drive on land or sea. Built in 1942, this giant waterproof jeep was apparently quite a hit with General Patton and Eisenhower. Having outgrown its military usefulness, and in the proud tradition of the Hummer, the duck boat was brought stateside for civilian use.