Historic Headstones Get a Website

The final resting place for Washington notables had landed on the endangered list of the National Registry of Historic Places–and its website was not looking much better. Historic Congressional Cemetery selected New Media Mill to build a searchable database of more than 100,000 obituaries, death certificates, news articles. We added a Google mapping utility so visitors could find the site they were looking for. Suddenly, Matthew Brady, J. Edgar Hoover and John Phillip Sousa were available for research.
Our solution presented the natural beauty of the cemetery in four, photo-inspired style sheets, one for each of the seasons. The site leveraged Drupal’s advanced taxonomy and faceted search utilities so everyone from historians to school children could find details that once were only over the phone.