On Sunday, October 12th, THATCamp Games will host a history game jam in partnership with Bmore Historic, an unconference on public history and historic preservation happening on October 10th. Attendees from the two unconferences are encouraged to come together with local Baltimore organizations to work on game concepts to solve real problems and brainstorm new ways to reach diverse audiences.
Our Bmore Historic Game Jam Partners
Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage is a citywide nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. Inspired by their archeological investigation searching for the remains of the fortifications from the Battle of Baltimore in today’s Patterson Park, Baltimore Heritage is interested in developing augmented reality or other place-based games around the history of the park and the War of 1812.
Howard County Historical Society
Founded in 1958, the Howard County Historical Society is the primary private repository of historical records and artifacts related to Howard County’s history. Occupying a historic church in downtown Ellicottt City, the group offers a wide range of programs and exhibits for local students and visitors.
Laurel Historical Society
The Laurel Historical Society is interested in developing games connected to the themes of their planned 2015 annual exhibition – tentatively titled Laurel Noir with stories including the attempted assassination of George Wallace, extreme weather events and local murder mysteries. Organized in 1976, the Laurel Historical Society and Museum offers exhibits and programs to residents, visitors and school groups at their restored historic mill workers’ house.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
The Port Discovery Children’s Museum opened in December 1998 in the Inner Harbor. In its short history, Port Discovery Children’s Museum has served over 3.4 million visitors and was ranked one of the Top 12 Children’s Museums in the United States by Forbes in 2012
White House Visitors Center
The NPS White House Vistors Center features many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders.