FDR Presidential Library

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When the FDR Presidential Library and Museum wanted an app to tell the story of Social Security

A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION THAT BRINGS HISTORY HOME

The Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum honors an award-winning documentary film-maker who brought his talents with the film medium to the recording of history, beginning with the first FDR presidency during the Great Depression. Part of their mission is to spread the themes and history to new generations and they asked Ashworth Creative to create a mobile app to do just that. We created a new virtual exhibition, “Our Plain Duty,” about the history and to commemorate the 89th anniversary of Social Security.

RICH CONTENT FROM THE FDR LIBRARY'S ARCHIVES

“Our Plain Duty” was the result of a unique collaboration between the FDR Library and the Social Security Administration. It featured content from the unparalleled historical collections at the Roosevelt Library and the Social Security Administration’s archive. These included rarely seen documents and artifacts, along with photographs, film, audio, posters and other items from the FDR Library’s collections. Working closely with Ashworth creative, we were able to tell the story of Social Security and paint a vivid picture of those times in a mobile app, available to all.

APPS MAKE HISTORY ACCESSIBLE

Ashworth Creative uses Apps, VR and cool technology to expand how people interact with their past. We’ve undertaken a number of projects for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY, leading to partnerships with other organizations eager to connect with their history. The “Our Plain Duty” app has been a great success and Ashworth and the FDR Library has teamed up on several more projects since the launch. Clients with specialized technology needs regularly turn to Ashworth for help. Think what we could do for your project.