Posted: May 3, 2013 7:53 PM by Shannon Newth - MTN News
HELENA - Modern technology is helping bridge the gap between Helena's history and today's tech-oriented society, thanks to the "Helena Walking Tours App."
The app was released several months ago and is free for Android and iPhone devices.
Historian Ellen Baumler, who authored the booklet that accompanies the app, said, "I think it's a very effective way to communicate the history of this fabulous community."
Partnering with the Helena Tourism Alliance, her pages are now part of the interactive initiative.
Pat Doyle of the Helena Tourism Alliance said, "We wanted to make that more available to visitors to Helena and residents alike."
The app, paid for by the Helena Tourism Alliance, is free to download and features nearly 100 points of interest, broken down into five categories: Central District, Downtown, Galleries and Museums, Hikes, and Mansion District.
Doyle noted that the app even includes a working compass, and also has an option to post your progress on the tour to various social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
To learn more or to download the free app, click here.