By Betty Vanderwielen

Swan Valley Students Contribute to Next Exit History App


October 19, 2017

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Alan Newell listens as home-schooled student Jonathan Kirchhofer explains the layout of their skit about the Whalen Cabin so Newell will know where to stand and move during the videotaping.

SWAN VALLEY – Fifth through eighth-grade students from Swan Valley School, Salmon Prairie School, and area home schools came together at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) Museum Monday, Oct. 9 to help create footage for the Next Exit History app. The free app, begun as a graduate student project at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, now lists more than 60,000 sites worldwide.

The goal of the app is to acquaint people with historical sites. Footage such as that supplied by the Swan Valley students is meant to enrich the experience of visiting the actual exhibits. A...

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