Honors Program


Document Type


Date of this Version

Fall 2021


Vanek, Emily. 2021. "A Walk Through History: Interactive Tours of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Historic City Campus". Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Emily Vanek 2021.


The main purpose of the creation of an interactive walking tour of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) city campus was to bring to light the history of some of its most important buildings, as well as to bring awareness to some of the buildings that no longer stand as digital heritage. A key emphasis is to help preserve the contributions of the namesakes of these buildings as they are often just as valuable as the history of the buildings themselves. The scope of this project includes a website that is the main hub of information, and two digital forms of the tour. The tour originally created by the author for an Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) project in 2019 utilizes a printable PDF brochure and QR codes and is preserved as a low tech option available on the website. Building on this tour, I created a second tour, which is accessible via the website and utilizes the free app Ride with GPS to provide an interactive digital experience. This project is a culmination of three years of work by the author via the class ANTH 386, UCARE research, and a senior honors project/undergraduate thesis.

Please click here to access the project’s interactive tour: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36092921

Please click here to access the project’s website: