In 2017, Landmarks Illinois 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 of 2017 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 was made possible through generous funding from Illinois Humanities and the Richard and Julia Moe Family Fund, a fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
On April 21, 2017, Landmarks Illinois held a screening event at the historic Roxy Cinemas in Ottawa to showcase the eight videos produced by the students. The screening event included 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 immediately followed the screening. See photos from the screening event on our Flickr page here. Visit the Landmarks Illinois YouTube Channel below to see the videos.Watch the videos