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HistoryView AR

 

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.

We are currently developing HistoryView AR with a major augmented reality hardware company. HistoryView AR will allow visitors to have a guided tour of museums, art galleries, and historical sites. Further details will be released at a future date. Stay tuned!

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Matterport VR App

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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Liberty Bell


The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned in 1752 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack (known subsequently as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry), and was cast with the lettering “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof,” a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus (25:10). The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings and proclamations.

Although no immediate announcement was made of the Second Continental Congress’s vote for independence, and so the bell could not have rung on July 4, 1776, related to that vote, bells were rung on July 8 to mark the reading of the Declaration of Independence. While there is no contemporary account of the Liberty Bell ringing, most historians believe it was one of the bells rung. After American independence was secured, the bell fell into relative obscurity until, in the 1830s, the bell was adopted as a symbol by abolitionist societies, who dubbed it the “Liberty Bell.”

The bell acquired its distinctive large crack some time in the early 19th century—a widespread story claims it cracked while ringing after the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835. The bell became famous after an 1847 short story claimed that an aged bellringer rang it on July 4, 1776, upon hearing of the Second Continental Congress’s vote for independence. Despite the fact that the bell did not ring for independence on that July 4, the tale was widely accepted as fact, even by some historians. Beginning in 1885, the City of Philadelphia, which owns the bell, allowed it to go to various expositions and patriotic gatherings. The bell attracted huge crowds wherever it went, additional cracking occurred and pieces were chipped away by souvenir hunters. The last such journey occurred in 1915, after which the city refused further requests.

After World War II, the city allowed the National Park Service to take custody of the bell, while retaining ownership. The bell was used as a symbol of freedom during the Cold War and was a popular site for protests in the 1960s. It was moved from its longtime home in Independence Hall to a nearby glass pavilion on Independence Mall in 1976, and then to the larger Liberty Bell Center adjacent to the pavilion in 2003. The bell has been featured on coins and stamps, and its name and image have been widely used by corporations. (Wikipedia)

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Helston Museum


Helston Museum is a museum situated in the former market town of Helston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

The museum is housed in Helston’s former Market House and Drill Hall. The museum was founded in 1949, the building was originally designed as the town’s Market House in 1837.

4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (D Company) used it as their drill hall during World War 1.

The Museum expanded into the meat market in the early 1980s and into the adjoining Drill Hall in 1999. A suspended gallery was also added at this time that in turn allowed the creation of the mezzanine art gallery.

In front of the building is a cannon salvaged from the wreck of the frigate HMS Anson which foundered off Loe Bar on 29 December 1807.

The Museum’s collection reflects both the social and industrial history of The Lizard Peninsula, from mining, fishing, and farming through to home life in the 18th – 20th centuries.

Previously run by Cornwall Council, management of the museum was taken over by the South Kerrier Heritage Trust in August 2013. The Trust is a local registered charity working with the community, and day-to-day work at the museum is largely undertaken by volunteers. (Wikipedia)