Since 2017, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) has encouraged in person and online visitors to utilize interactive maps to learn about the people, places and events in the Story of Us: Pikes Peak Region A Through Z exhibit and digital interface.
Story of Us allows online visitors to access the CSPM’s collection as an evergreen encyclopedia of Pikes Peak regional history. The Museum prioritizes preservation and access to its collection of over 70,000 artifacts and over 6,000 cubic feet of archival materials. In an effort to best care for our collection, only a small portion of objects is on display at any given time. By creating an online interactive storytelling platform, the CSPM has a space to share artifacts, archival materials and stories online for users to explore while providing the best collections care. This innovative project began in 2017 when the Museum opened the physical Story of Us A Through Z exhibit with 26 themes. Now, we are able to expand.
PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom
Launching January 30, Story of Us Mobile experience will continue the Museum’s vision to increase access to its collection. Anyone can pull out their mobile device to explore the history around them– a family in a park, a visitor searching for fun activities Downtown, or a teacher looking for ways to bring the Museum to their students.
This experience will encourage users to engage in history tours, a “then and now” feature that shows historic and contemporary photos, and more. Story of Us Mobile is part of the CSPM’s commemoration of the City of Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary.