Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor of history, has received the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s 2015 Heritage Tourism Award for his development of the Clio, a smartphone app that shows users the historical places and events near their location.
The Clio, as it is called, guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. Built by scholars for public benefit, each entry includes a concise summary and useful information about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark or other site of cultural or historical significance. In addition, “time capsule” entries allow users to learn about historical events that occurred around them. Each entry offers turn-by-turn directions as well as links to relevant books, articles, videos, primary sources, and credible websites.