Yesterday’s AHA blog calls our attention to an incredible digital tour of African-American history in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C. entitled “Half Had Not Been Told Me.”
The site offers two options for exploring Lafayette Square’s historic buildings. First, you can take a digital tour of these buildings, reading and listening to the history of each, as well as perusing primary resources. If you happen to find yourself in Lafayette Square on a trip to Washington, D.C., take a cell phone audio tour using Guide by Cell technology, which allows you to call individual phone numbers for each historic building and listen to a tour narrated by the city’s mayor, Adrian Fenty.
The AHA blog includes links to all the major Lafayette Square sites. The tour is presented by the Decatur House Museum and endorsed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for Historical Preservation.
This is public history at its best. Go check it out!