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Longmont Museum Launches Historic Longmont Walking Tour Mobile App

Post Date:06/22/2020 5:58 PM

LONGMONT, Colo. – The Longmont Museum’s popular historic downtown walking tour is now available year-round, in a handy mobile app.  

The content for the mobile tour was developed by Longmont Museum Curator of History Erik Mason and other Museum staff, and includes historic photographs, text, and audio recordings that walk users through more than a dozen downtown locations from their smartphones.  

Users will hear how the agricultural boom, coming of the railroad, and other factors shaped commercial and retail economy in downtown Longmont; explore the Dickens Opera House, JC Penney’s first store, and the longest continuous business in the City; and learn about  the Masonic Temple fire of 1905, the evolution of many downtown buildings, and the fall in fortune of hotelier George Zweck.

“Our historic Longmont walking tours are one of the Museum’s most popular programs, usually selling out within days in the early summer and early fall,” said Museum Director Kim Manajek. “We are very excited to bring this mobile app to the community to address the demand and help more residents and visitors learn about the history of Longmont.” 

The text and audio for the walking tour app are available in both English and Spanish. It is free to use, and doesn’t require any downloads. Visit https://tourlongmont.oncell.com to access the tour. 

The Museum plans to develop additional mobile walking tours in the future, such as a tour exploring the long and rich history of Latinos in the area, including WWII veterans who fought to have “White Trade Only” signs taken down, and a tour focusing on the entrepreneurial and innovative women of Longmont. 

This mobile app was developed in coordination with the Longmont Downtown Development Authority and Visit Longmont. 

Visit longmontmuseum.org to learn more about Museum programming and download the full Summer 2020 Newsletter. 

LONGMONT MUSEUM  
The Longmont Museum is a center for culture in Northern Colorado where people of all ages explore history, experience art, and discover new ideas through dynamic programs, exhibitions, and events. Regional history, internationally-known artists, and hands-on learning are all part of the mix of exhibitions at the Longmont Museum. Permanent exhibits document the 14,000 years of human history in Longmont and the people who helped to create this community. Special exhibits in the Museum’s main gallery, Portal Gallery, and Swan Atrium change several times a year. Learn more at www.longmontmuseum.org or visit us at 400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501. 

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