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The Lost Museum Cited for Digital Education Achievement

Published March 30, 2011

Lost Museum Prize Cartoon

The Center for Digital Education announced the winners of its annual Digital Education Achievement Awards in late September and ASHP/CML’s website The Lost Museum: Exploring Antebellum U.S. Life and Culture garnered the top prize in the 2006 competition in the “Teacher-focused” category. The website, which combines 3-D techniques with a rich archive of primary documents to re-create P. T. Barnum’s American Museum and explore mid-nineteenth century American history, has attracted almost 100,000 visitors in 2006 alone, a number that almost rivals the original institution’s appeal. The DEA Award is the most recent recognition of The Lost Museum’s innovative approach to online history education; the website previously was cited as an exemplary EDSITEment resource by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and received the 2005 Worldfest Houston Platinum Award in Interactive-Educational Media and an Horizon Interactive Honorable Mention Award.

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