Within the last week, I have launched a new website project, History Site Locator. This site grew out of my frustration at finding historic museums to visit as I road-tripped across the country. The website is a database of history museums that is searchable, and each museum is pinpointed on a Google map, so the user can see what museums are close to him or her. I invite you to check it out and add your museum: http://www.historysitelocator.com.
Right now, the site has about 800 museums in its database, so we have a long way to go to have a complete listing of all history museums in the United States. (I also hope to add Canada one day!) I invite all museum staff members to log on and list their museum information – this is free and gets you a dot on the map. But I recommend upgrading your listing for a small yearly fee – this upgrade will include your website URL and a 250-description with your museum listing, making it much easier for users to learn about your museum’s mission, hours, and ticket information.