As the National Scenic Visitors Center continues ramping up for a spring 2020 Earthwalk Explorer installation and public preview, our first Geoshow has been produced. Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Mary Ellen Snyder, Amy Hollander, Zicheng Huang, Soda Ruan, Solomon Snyder, Matt Walker and Sean Brandle, and featuring contributions from Lang Elliott and Paul Wallace, the show– Traversing the Native American Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania– is a wrap.
The Geoshow will be projected onto a sample of the NSVC’s prototype walkable relief map, and tell the story of how some of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Native Americans developed their walking paths, and how history’s advance transformed the people, the paths, and the region. Many of the region’s present day main highway arteries are descendants of these paths. Some, fortunately, can still be walked.
In the photo above, narrator Doug Milne applies his vocal talents to a script developed by Amy Hollander, from material based on Paul Wallace’s Indian Paths of Pennsylvania. Sean Brandle of Bethlehem, PA’s FabLab engineered the recording. Solomon Snyder and Matt Walker composed discerningly-wrought background music, while Zicheng Huang and Soda Ruan labored tenaciously over the map animations and titling. Matt Walker integrated the components to create the final Geoshow, which includes birdsong from Lang Elliott.
Stay tuned to your nearest NSVC website as plans for the Earthwalk Explorer installation are complete!
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