Schools in Catawba County share VR experience with historical association

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Historical Association VR | John Bailey Photo

In 1895, Andy Ramsour built the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge to span Lyle’s Creek in Claremont. It’s one of only two remaining in the state.

During the spring semester, Bunker Hill High students in William Farnsworth’s advance placement U.S. History class built a virtual reality (VR) experience for anyone interested in the bridge, anywhere in the world.

Earlier this month, the Catawba County Schools (CCS) system presented the project to the Historical Association of Catawba County (HACC) as part of a new partnership utilizing the historical sites the association manages and the school district’s skills using virtual reality.

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