More To The Story: 6th Cavalry Museum goes digital

Now people all over the world can see the history at the Ft. Oglethorpe museum

FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia (WDEF) – The 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethrope came to being back in 1981.

Until this week, there was no virtual experience TO the museum. But when students from Lafayette Middle School walked through the doors, they became the first group to learn about the facilities virtual opportunities.

JENNIFER CRUTCHFIELD, CHATTANOOGAADVENTURES.ORG;
“We had students today from the 6th grade. Right now in school they’re studying the Aztecs. In the future, they’ll study all kinds of American History that connects to their community. The 6th Cavalry Museum, with its artifacts, can help tell that history.”

Jennifer Crutchfield is the one who creates the local material on the app XPLORE AR, by Timelooper.

The 6th Cavalry Museum is her latest project.

Chris McKeever, who is now in her 18th year as the executive director of the museum, says going the virtual route is extremely important.

“COVID showed us that not everybody can come through our doors to see all of our exhibits. But now, with virtual reality, anybody from around the world can learn what happened here in Fort Oglethorpe.”

The museum received a grant to be able to fund the virtual project. Crutchfield says the new 6th Cavalry experience is just part of the overall “big picture.”

“My goal locally is to open the door to the history that families in our area can explore in their own backyard.”

Again, one can download the free app at XPLORE AR by Timelooper. You’re in business if you’re using Android or Apple.

From Fort Oglethorpe, Dave Staley, News 12 Now.

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