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HistoryView VR


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Welcome to HistoryView VR, the educational platform for teachers & students to access 3D Virtual Reality Field Trips powered by Matterport. Working with museums and historical sites, HistoryView is able to share historical experiences and bring history to life for classrooms worldwide. In connection with Matterport’s state of the art technology, HistoryView is able to create virtual reality field trips for education and digitally preserve anthropology. Learn more about the Co-Founders.

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Matterport AR


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Our partner, Matterport, has announced plans to develop an augmented reality (AR) offering which will allow users to access compelling AR experiences that help people navigate real-world spaces, offering them an ability to better understand the highlights and features of a space. Matterport’s AR offering will be used in a variety of industries including real estate, property marketing, construction, travel & hospitality, and much more. Combined with Matterport 3D, Matterport AR technology will ultimately bridge the online and on-site worlds together.

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Matterport VR App


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What You Need to Explore a VR Space

1. VR Headset

Any “Works with Google Cardboard” viewer
Samsung Gear VR

Google Daydream

WebVR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is currently in public beta. Learn more.

2. Smartphone

Google Cardboard Compatible Phones

 Compatible iPhones

iPhone 5S and newer, running iOS 9.1 and higher

 Compatible Android Phones

Displays from 4.7”- 5.5” running
Android OS 4.5 and higher (4.5 for VR app, 5.0 for WebVR)r

Samsung Gear VR Compatible Phones

Compatible Samsung Galaxy Devices

Galaxy S8 and S8+
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+
Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy J Series not supported

Google Daydream Ready Phones

Google Daydream Ready Phones

Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force
Huawei Mate 9 Pro
ZTE Axon 7
Galaxy S8 and S8+
ASUS ZenFone AR

3. Chrome Browser OR Matterport VR App

Chrome Web Browser for WebVR

For online streaming through your web browser with WebVR technology.

Only for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or newer. Chrome on iOS not supported. Android 5.0 and 6.0 require Google VR Services from the Play Store.

Chrome version 58 or newer. Open Chrome and type chrome://version to see your current version. Keep your Chrome browser up to date.

Matterport VR App

For local download and exploration in VR without an internet connection.

Google Cardboard
for iPhone
Google Cardboard
for Android
Samsung Gear VR
for Samsung Galaxy Smartphones
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Explore the Library


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The VR Field Trip Library is open to future explorers! Take a trip around the world using multiple devices. Remember to click the yellow HistoryView VR button at the top for an immersive virtual reality experience.

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Hellen Keller’s Birthplace


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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual “Helen Keller Day”. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.

A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame in 1971 and was one of twelve inaugural inductees to the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on June 8, 2015. Keller proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She also taught that deaf people are capable of doing things that hearing people can do. One of the most famous deaf people in history, she is an idol to many deaf people in the world. (Wikipedia)

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Plimoth Plantation


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Plimoth Plantation, founded in 1947, is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA that attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists who later became known as the Pilgrims. They were among the first people who emigrated to America to seek religious separation from the Church of England. It is a not-for-profit museum supported by Administrations, contributions, grants, and volunteers.

The re-creations are based upon a wide variety of first-hand and second-hand records, accounts, articles, and period paintings and artifacts, and the museum conducts ongoing research and scholarship, including historical archaeological excavation and curation locally and abroad.

In the 1624 English Village section of the museum, first-person interpreters have been trained to speak, act, and dress appropriately for the period, whereas third-person (or modern) interpreters have been trained to answer inquiries that guests may have which those in character are unable to answer while in their respective roles. At Plimoth Plantation, they are called historical interpreters, and they interact with their “strange visitors” (i.e., the modern general public) in the first person, answering questions, discussing their lives and viewpoints, and participating in tasks such as cooking, planting, blacksmithing, and animal husbandry. The 1624 English Village loosely follows a timeline, chronologically representing the calendar year 1624 from late March through November (the months when the museum is open), depicting day-to-day life and seasonal activities, as well as featuring some key historical events, such as funerals and special celebrations. (Wikipedia)