The Foxborough History Trail began as a service project thought of by a local Girl Scout, Mackenzie Anderson. She constucted this idea for her Gold Award, which is an honor equivalent to an Eagle Scout. Since Mackenzie is very interested in history, she wanted to do something that would help preserve the countless facts and stories about her beloved town of Foxborough. Remembering her school field trip to the Boston Freedom Trail, she knew of a interesting and fun way to get the information across to current citizens and future generations.
By creating an interactive town map with many important people and places marked on it, others would be able to give themselves a self-guided tour of Foxborough. Thinking of how technology is advancing, Mackenzie took the concept of QR Codes and placed them on physical maps. Users can scan the code with their smartphones and it will link them directly to the part of the site with information on whichever destination they desire. These physical maps can be downloaded or picked up at Memorial Hall, the Boyden Library, or Town Hall.
Without the effort and support from many different groups and people, the Foxborough History Trail wouldn't have been possible. Thank you to not only the wonderful town of Foxborough, but also many others:
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"Having the historical location descriptions available online - in this format - fills a long-standing need."
"I really enjoyed how much information there was within just steps around the town."
"This is just what Foxboro needs!"