National Park Service
National Park Service (NPS) has a long standing relationship with Alexander & Tom (A&T), having requested multiple projects including websites, interactive maps, marketing materials, 3-D animation, video, and mobile apps.
Shenandoah National Park
A&T created a series of web-based multimedia education programs for Shenandoah National Park called "The Spirit of the Mountain." Goals for the project included educating users on the park’s origins, founding, and the relocation of its residents, while providing an intuitive user-experience for all ages.
A&T developed educational lesson plans which include interactive timelines, digital maps, a historical match game, and a series of educational videos. All pieces were developed to meet applicable Section 508 compliance standards.
2018 W3 Gold Winner - Best Educational Website
2018 Addy Award Winner - Best Interface and Navigation
The Nathan and Polly Johnson House
The National Park Service in New Bedford, Massachusetts contracted Alexander & Tom to create a virtual tour celebrating the history of the Nathan and Polly Johnson House—an Underground Railroad stop and one-time home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
The virtual tour combined historic photography, video, and 3-D animation to tell the story of the home's residents, renovations, and restoration over the years.
Sandy Hook Gateway, New Jersey
Alex & Tom was tasked with the design and development of an interactive education exhibit to be displayed at the Life Saving Museum at the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. The project showcased the effects of climate change and beach erosion on Sandy Hook over time.
Alex & Tom developed an engaging program, which highlights include an interactive historical timeline and custom animated maps. A&T created the exhibit’s content to be Section 508 compliant and ADA accessible by all park visitors.
Star-Spangled Banner Trail
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail website tells stories of the events, people, and places that formed the Chesapeake’s homeland defense against Great Britain, and ultimately inspired the national anthem.
With a feature called “My Adventure Planner,” visitors to the Trail website can compile a “wish-list” of places to visit, and plan a customizable trip itinerary.
Captain John Smith Trail
Alexander & Tom worked with NPS to create an interactive website highlighting the nation's first all-water historic trail: the Captain John Smith Historic Trail. Using a database-driven map system that works with Google Map's API, visitors can learn more about Captain John Smith's travels along the Chesapeake.
Both Trails were built into the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app.