Want to explore history with technology, experiencing 350 years in a day? There’s an app for that. The Museums of Middlesex in Saluda (that’s us here at the Middlesex Museum), Deltaville and Urbanna, Va. are pleased to announce that the Scavify app-driven scavenger hunt is available for residents and visitors to explore now through April 2019.
The Scavify app, which can be downloaded on a smart phone or tablet, allows visitors to the Deltaville Maritime Museum, Middlesex Museum and Urbanna Museum to get hands on while exploring history and exhibits through scanning QR codes, snapping photos and answering trivia questions. Challenges earn players points along the way, and ultimately bragging rights when completed.
Players are encouraged to start the scavenger hunt at any of the three museums, where there are roughly 10 questions to answer per location.
To complete the scavenger hunt, players need to visit all three locations:
- Deltaville Maritime Museum 287 Jackson Creek, Deltaville, VA 23043
- Middlesex County Museum 777 General Puller Hwy., Saluda, VA 23149
- Urbanna Museum 140 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
To download and participate, players should follow these directions:
- Go to Google Play or App Store.
- In the Search bar type “Scavify” and install. SKIP if asks for account set-up or a credit card.
- Wait for it to install.
- OPEN Scavify app and create a personal account, which will require a user name, email address and password.
- Under “hunts” search for and select “MOM Scavenger Hunt.”
- Start playing.
The password is “history” to the scavenger hunt instructions. Each participant will receive a gift (a Museums of Middlesex aluminum water bottle) for participating and will be entered into a drawing on May 1, 2019 for cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25.
Good luck exploring history in Middlesex!
Questions? Contact Michelle Brown for more information: email@example.com or (804) 654-1363
The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will host the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from December 26, 2018, through January 10, 2019. An annual initiative of the Library of Virginia and Dominion Virginia Power, Strong Men and Women in Virginia History recognizes African Americans of achievement. The 2018 class of seven honorees includes Middlesex native, civil rights activist, and educator Calvin Coolidge Green (1931-2011). A schedule of programs and activities related to the exhibition will be announced.