(See my other WWII posts) – Soon visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio will have a new way to ‘view’ the past. A new tablet called a “HistoPad” will allow visitors to the museum to experience D-Day in a new way. The tablet is a creation of the French company Histovery. The HistoPad is already in use at 15 monuments and museums in France after its debut five years ago. As they say on their website:
We produce and operate “augmented visit” solutions, to best showcase monuments, museums, and tourist sites with our tablet.
Among the videos a visitor to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will see on their HistoPad is the first-person view of an American paratrooper’s drop into France and a US soldier firing a bazooka at a German tank.
Histovery already has a similar HistoPad experience for the Airborne Museum
in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France.
This modern technology will be a good way to augment the static displays and probably attract more attention from the kids that have grown up with phone and tablet screens.
If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest.
The “World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 290 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.
The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.