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Challenging Gallery-goers of All Ages on All Things Abe

While Abraham Lincoln is one of our most perennially popular presidents, to entice visitors to learn more about the man, the Oregon Historical Society asked Sticky to create an interactive installation for its exhibit “Two Years, One Month: Lincoln’s Legacy.”

Sticky created The Lincoln Challenge, an educational touchscreen game. The gallery installation featured three vertical digital displays with an “attract” mode, in which an animated Abe dared onlookers to test their chops. Visitors were then prompted through a series of randomized brainteasers—including multiple choice, artifact sorting, and fill in the blank—and were on the receiving end of colorful commentary like “Unimpeachable!” and “Flim flam!”. The game was also available on handheld devices in the gallery, ideal for large groups of kids coming through on field trips. After completing a quiz, players could enter their initials in an arcade-style leader board, cementing their place in history.

We also created a series of videos that were projected onto a screen. The first, “Favor/Oppose,” provided a historic statement on an issue and then showed how public opinion shifted over time. The other two, “Emancipation Proclamation” and “Thirteenth Ammendment” showed portraits of historic figures accompanied by relevant quotes.