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Jul 29, 2022

New Tours Added to the Red Bank Walking Tour App

Rhea Kripalani and Emily Luo, of High Technology High School in Lincroft, have created three more tours for the Red Bank History app. The new tours include “Arts and Entertainment in Red Bank,” “Expansion of the African American Experience” and “Industry and Transportation of Red Bank.” 

The app began was created in September 2020 when High Technology High School mentor Marjorie Cavalier, a former history teacher and students Mia Ladolcetta, Jonah Sussman and Nina Tripathi wanted to educate the community about the local historical sites of Red Bank. The app features a list of preprogrammed historical sites, which pair with a virtual tour and voice recordings that explain the historical significance of each site. The students worked in partnership with the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center to develop the app’s first tour, Walking in the Footsteps of Count Basie. 

The app runs on Android and IOS devices, meaning people with almost every phone can use this app to make history fun and interactive, while teaching users something new about Red Bank. 

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