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RFD Radio

Listen to Frank Butterfield, Landmarks Illinois’ Springfield Field Office Director, on RFD Radio, the Illinois Farm Bureau network, as he discusses current Illinois preservation issues and topics on the first Thursday of every month from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.


To listen, go to RFD Radio, next find “Morning Programs” in the left-hand column, select “RFD Today (date of broadcast)”, and advance the time locator to 25 minutes (30 seconds). Broadcasts are posted for two weeks or longer.


Past RFD Topics


For more information on Preservation Education programs in Illinois, go to Eastern Illinois University, Historical Administration; Southern Illinois University, Preservation Summer; The Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Science in Historic Preservation; Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies; University of Illinois School of Architecture; and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs.

For more information on historic school reuse projects, go to Garrison Lofts & Town Homes, Longfellow School, Old Moline High School Lofts, and School Street Lofts. For information on protecting community-centered schools, go to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For more information on Civil Conservation Corps and its Illinois projects, go to Giant City State Park: Civil Conservation Corps by Kay Ripplemeyer, Starved Rock Lodge, Pere Marquette Lodge, Giant City Lodge, White Pines Inn, and Black Hawk State Park.

For more information on historical societies, go to Illinois Heritage Association. And to view historical society projects, visit use our photo album on Facebook

For more on the Lower Illinois River Valley, click here.

For more on the Illinois Main Street Program, click here.

For more on the top preservation success stories of the past 40 years, click here.

For more on Illinois’ historic bridges, click Historic Bridges of Illinois, Bridge Hunter, Suspension Bridges and for Covered Bridges click here and here.

For more information on sites connected to Abraham Lincoln, click Looking for Lincoln.

For more on Weatherization and Energy Efficiency for owners of historic buildings, click National Trust for Historic Preservation Weatherization Guide, Sustainability and Historic Preservation Online Resources, Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, Projects Like Mine, and 2010 Seminar.

For more on Historic Movie Theaters, go to Theatre Historical Society of America and Cinema Treasures.

For more on Historic Barns, click “Preservation Links.”

For more on Historic National Highways, click: “President’s Message, August 2010.

For more on Historic Cemeteries, click: “Illinois History”, “Chippiannock Heritage Foundation”, “The Union Burial Society Cemetery”, or “Pioneer Cemetery”.







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