Portfolio of Jesse Heinzen

Open House
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul - 2006

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Open House: If These Walls Could Talk was a highly interactive exhibit documenting the 150 year history of a real St. Paul residence. Each room in the house represented a different era in time. Visitors were encouraged to explore and, in doing so, discover stories from some of the 50 plus families who at one time occupied the house. Many of the multimedia elements were triggered through tangible interfaces and were often emulating era-appropriate technology, such as the lantern slide in the 1880's parlor.

Open House was on display for thirteen years at the Minnesota History Center. It was retired in summer of 2019.

Award of Merit and WOW! Award, American Association for State and Local History
St. Paul Heritage and Preservation Award for Community Education

Producer, Editor, Sound Designer, Programmer, Media and System Design, Installation
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)
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