The Sherman House museum in Lancaster, Ohio now hosts three new touchscreen interactive displays. The museum's owner, the Fairfield County Heritage Association, contracted with the renowned museum planning and exhibit design company, Hilferty, to create a new second-floor exhibit master plan with interpretive panels and updated exhibits. Working collaboratively with Hilferty and the museum staff and docents, Kosada was tasked to create three touchscreen exhibits.
For one exhibit, an iPad installed in a custom case, Kosada created an app that paged through text and images of the life and legacy of Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman. A second exhibit did the same for his brother John Sherman, United States Senator and originator of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The third exhibit was a large touchscreen, configured to show a map of Sherman’s journey during the Civil War. Visitors can touch the screen and follow Sherman’s progress, viewing text and images of Sherman's campaigns, significant events in the larger conflict, and personal losses Sherman incurred during the war.
After the installation, Tammy Drobina, Executive Director of the Fairfield County Heritage Association, said "The new technology allows us to present much more information than we could before, which visitors can view at their own pace. It's been a wonderful addition to the museum."