FDR driving in car "We have an apptitude for history."

Ashworth Creative uses Apps, VR and cool technology to expand how people interact with their past.

It’s President’s Week and while we salute Lincoln and Washington, at Ashworth Creative we’re especially proud to honor our neighbor, the 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We’ve undertaken a number of projects for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY, leading to partnerships with organizations eager to connect with their history.

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FRANKLIN – Virtual Research Tool

Ashworth Creative was tasked with building three landing pages for Marist College to showcase the FDR Library’s ever-increasing digital collection. We created a digital archive, FRANKLIN, which allows access to users anywhere in the world. These unique landing pages and infographics are designed to help the public navigate the process. FRANKLIN connects students, scholars and history buffs with more than 700,000 pages of archival documents, 2,500 historical photographs, and hundreds of archival finding aids and collection descriptions. Many of the most important historic materials of the twentieth century — primary source documentation of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s experiences leading the nation through the Great Depression and World War II — are online for everyone to enjoy.

iMac mockup of FRANKLIN virtual research tool


Mount St. Mary’s – Online Heritage Room

Mount St. Mary’s College’s history-filled Convent was to be demolished and rebuilt as new student dormitories, yet it contained beloved and historic artifacts. The Ashworth team constructed a website that functions as a virtual tour and interactive museum using web-based panoramic representations. Each article in the room is presented by chronological era and is placed in context by voice recordings. Mount St. Mary was able to keep its memories alive and new generations can learn their story.

MSMC Virtual Heritage room tour iMac mockup


Pare Lorentz Center – Our Plain Duty

Pare Lorentz was an award-winning documentary filmmaker who is honored for his contribution to the film medium and the recording of history. The Pare Lorentz Center at the FDR Presidential Library uses media to teach the history of the Age of the Roosevelts. They asked Ashworth Creative to create an app to allow smartphone users access to a new virtual exhibition, “Our Plain Duty,” about the history and impact of Social Security in America. The project was launched to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Social Security and we are so proud to be a part of its history.

iMac mockup with Pare Lorentz Center web app "Our Plain Duty"


From Ashworth, with Love: The Ashworth team presented Emily Darrow and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region with the 2015 #HVThankful check. Get the scoop here.