The Battle of San Jacinto played a vital role in the shaping of the United States and the world. The continual challenge for the San Jacinto Museum of History is to constantly draw the attention of students, history buffs and proud Texans around the world. Additionally, it must court the corporate sponsorship that plays an unspeakably huge part in the financial well-being of this priceless Texas landmark.
A Tall Order
To help maintain relevance and draw visitors from around the world in this increasingly digital age, the Museum must make sure that the online experience is as robust and meaningful as the museum and 570 ft. monument themselves
The goal for the new San Jacinto website was to create an extremely interactive, completely immersive experience that engages every visitor, from elementary student to history expert. As our user experience process took shape, the team added elements that draw the visitor deeper into the site. Interactive maps and illustrations take users back to the epic battle and show them the long-reaching effects of that fateful day. An extensive, searchable catalog of thousands of artifacts was put at the visitor’s fingertips with the intention of helping them experience first-hand what life was like in Southeast Texas 170 years ago. And with truly game-changing technology, like a webcam mounted atop the monument’s Lone Star and searchable library catalog, the site comes alive for users across the globe.