Heritage Square Museum has launched a demo version of its first-ever interactive online journey entitled “Romancing Mamie,” which tells the almost true, romantic story of prominent socialite Mamie Perry. Perry was the eldest daughter of William Hayes Perry, who was the original owner of the PerryMansion, located at the museum. Perry was a prominent late nineteenth century Los Angeles business leader and his mansion, originally located in BoyleHeights, was one of the biggest homes of its era. This Victorian-era story will give viewers a historical perspective of Los Angeles at the dawn of the twentieth century. From housework to crime, “Romancing Mamie” illuminates what life was like in Los Angeles for families such as the Perrys by unlocking secret doors and hidden objects.
Players can enter the authentic Perry home by visiting the museum’s website and journey through various online rooms to unlock the romance via visuals, audio enhancements and videos featuring professional actors. Viewers will learn that Mamie is in love with Italian tenor, Federico Landini and that she too was an aspiring opera singer. However, she is also being pursued by painfully-shy flautist, Charles Davis creating a potential love triangle that she must solve.
The interactive story is free and players can start the journey now!