Landmarks Illinois has partnered with Kennedy-King College Media Communications Department on an exciting new video project to produce eight, short videos on people saving places in communities throughout Illinois. Landmarks Illinois staff and Kennedy-King College student interns have traveled around Illinois during February and March to capture on film the inspiring stories of people dedicated to historic preservation. These stories show how people are leveraging historic preservation to boost economic development, attract cultural heritage tourism and increase pride of place.
This program is made possible through generous funding from Illinois Humanities and The Richard and Julia Moe Fund for Statewide and Local Partners, a fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
On April 21, Landmarks Illinois will host a screening event at the historic Roxy Cinemas in Ottawa to showcase the eight videos produced by the students. The screening event includes a discussion with the students on their travel experiences around the state to capture these inspiring stories. A reception at the nearby The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa will immediately follow the screening.