Walking around Hallockville Museum Farm may be like taking a step back in time, but the experience will soon be enhanced by futuristic technology. (Coming soon! Now in BETA testing)
Thanks to a grant Hallockville will offer visitors the chance to follow what it calls a high-tech, virtual Sustainability Trail in the near future. The trail will make use of some 30 informational guideposts that dot the grounds. Each sign will be fitted with a QR code, the sort of black and white patterns found on products in stores. When scanned by a tour taker with a camera app on a smartphone, an audio narration will pop up along with photos or videos — in some cases, both. “Members” of the Hallock family, which had the property in its name from at least 1801 until 1979, will be heard talking about how the farm operated.
This summer Hallockville was awarded two grants by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. One to be used to create the trail, the other for general operating support during these difficult times for nonprofit historical venues. The Museum would not be able to undertake a project like this without the help of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Hallockville, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides a peek back to Long Island’s family farming roots..