Detour Utica is a new project focusing on the history of the Baggs Square area in downtown Utica. The Oneida County History Center is set to host Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, the project creators, who will share insights on how the project was born, the research involved, and other details of its development on Wednesday, April 7th.
The project uses modern technology to present the past in new ways. Miller and his team worked extensively with local historians and citizens to collect stories of some of the major landmarks of Baggs Square: where the city of Utica began, and what has now become a center or revitalization. Available via phone, or desktop computer, Utica Detour delivers interactive 3D buildings, historic photographs, documents, and even a walking tour with interviews and insightful commentary.
Ryan Miller is the director of the ThINCubator, an organization meant to drive innovation and foster a culture of entrepreneurship in Utica, NY. He is a founder of TEDxUtica, YouticaEATS, and co-founder of the Utica Firefly Storytelling Project.
This online program takes place will begin at 6:30 pm, and is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online.
Photo of screen capture of Detour Utica’s 3D Tour of Baggs Square.