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Portland! New app to celebrate history in the works 

The Portland Business Association is calling on members of the Portland community to dig through the old photo boxes and blow the dust of your memorabilia from days gone past and help us put together a historical tourism app giving visitors a chance to learn about the towns history when they visit. 

After receiving a philanthropic donation earlier in the year, the group has engaged SOUNDTRAILS to create a walking tourism app that can be downloaded to a visitors smart phone and be used as people walk around a predefined trail to learn about the history of the town. 

The App will comprise of interviews and stories from locals, as well as other videos and information along the way. Signs will be installed as part of the project, ensuring that visitors get to see everything around town during their visit. 

“The silos were a great initiative to attract tourists to town, but we want to ensure that visitors get out of their vehicles and explore the town when they visit, the longer they spend here, the more likely they are to spend money in our local businesses. It will be great for the town,” said President of the Portland Business Association, Kellie Evans. 

There will be an open day for locals to come down and share their stories and memories on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, in the Annexe from 10am-3pm. If you have old photos or images, we would love to scan them for our digital archive and they may get used in the app as it comes together. 

For more information, contact Kellie Evans on 0429001918 or come down to The Annexe this weekend.

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