Merriam History Tour


Merriam is home to a fascinating history. The best way to explore all of the local history here in Merriam is with the help of a personal tour guide. The Otocast App is the perfect travel companion to do just that!

What is the Otocast App?

The Otocast app is one of the coolest interactive apps in the App Marketplace for both Android and iOS. It was built with the sole intention to provide an audio guide throughout the community to complement your travel excursions.

How does it work?

When you find something you like, which could be right in front of you, or perhaps a few miles away, you can read a short description plus find links to related websites, watch videos, scroll through a photo gallery, or listen to a custom narrative.

What other cool things can you do with the app?

Here are some cool things that you can do with the Otocast app:

  • Find guides close to you and get directions to the sites.
  • Plan your trips with the help of the app.
  • Look at photos and share with your friends!
  • Listen to custom narratives that are fun and engaging!

What are some examples of history here in Merriam?

One of the most pivotal moments in Merriam's history is the site of the former Walker School. Currently the Philadelphia Baptist Church, this building was rife with struggle in the years leading to Brown v. Board of Education when local activist, Esther Brown, fought to end segregation in the South Park area of Merriam. 

While Walker School is perhaps one of Merriam's most well-known historic sites, we have 12 historic locations outlined for you on the Merriam History Tour. Visit the App Store on iTunes or Google Play to download this interactive app and take your next trip to the next level with Otocast!