Browne’s Addition Walking Tour to Go Digital

Browne’s Addition Walking Tour to Go Digital
Browne's Addition Walking Tour to Go Digital

For years, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture used to sell a printed booklet of a walking tour of Browne’s Addition. Eventually, those printed supplies ran out. That’s when Bob Hansen saved the day.

Hansen, a 30-year veteran of the information systems industry turned eBook designer and publisher, wanted to partner with the musuem to re-create that printed booklet into something still handheld, but digital. He wanted to create an app. 

The need for a new, updated digital walking tour seemed to supply the perfect project for the museum. “The MAC is eager to develop as many digital pathways for visitors as possible,” said Rebecca Bishop, marketing and communications director for the MAC. 

Hundreds of hours have already been donated by Hansen who is providing the programming portion and Jim Price, local community history and writer, who is providing the written content for the walking tour guide. 

The walking tour app will be compatible with iPhones and Android smartphones, portable media players and tablet computers. They’re still in the last phase of testing. After a recent test group, they’ve made some adjustments and are winding up details. 

“We hope to launch the finished project at a Browne’s Addition neighborhood steering committee soon,” said Bishop. 

Below are screenshots of the soon to-be released application: