Experience the Q-C with Heritage Documentaries


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 10:40 am
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Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
-- Name and year founded:Heritage Documentaries Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2006. -- Mission and service area:Our mission is producingprogramming -- including documentaries, exhibits, symposia, concerts, and education curricula -- using visual, audio and printmedia. Our programs tell the stories of diverse peoples, places and events of the past and present, and provide interesting and educational experiences for students as well as general audiences. We draw upon the expertise of film and video professionals, artists, writers, historians, geographers, teachers and other experts to assure quality programming. -- Greatest accomplishments over the past five years:Book -- "WQUA: Moline's Hometown Station" (2007); Video documentary -- "When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests" (2009); Book -- "Echoes from Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Illinois" (2009); Book -- "Building the American Dream: A Swedish Immigrant Carpenter, Contractor, and Family in Moline, Illinois" (March 2012), and video documentary -- "The Rock Island Prison: Andersonville of the North?" (July 2012).
-- Address of the venue you showcase your work:We are particularly proud that both Iowa Public Television and Nebraska Educational Television have shown our corn-husking documentary, and we anticipate public television showings of our latest documentary on the Rock Island Civil War prison. We strive to partner with educational institutions, museums, and other organizations, especially those in the Quad-Cities region,to coordinate programming for the general public. In the past five years we have partnered with the RockIsland Regional Office of Education for assistance with creating teachers' guides for our publications, and with the MolinePreservation Society to publish our books, Moline History Echoes From Riverside Cemetery, and Building the AmericanDream. Other partnerships include Rock Island County Historical Society, Moline Public Library, Figge Art Museum, RockIsland Arsenal Museum., and River Action. --Specifics on your next show:We are an all-volunteer organization currently working on four projects: a history on Wharton Field House, a video documentary on Zebulon Pike's exploration of the Upper Mississippi River, a biography of John Bloom, and a documentary on the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi River. --Your web address and contact:heritagedocumentaries.org, Regena Schantz, president, at trout90@mchsi.com.
If you have an arts, culture or heritage organization that would like a similar profile in a future issue of The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, please provide information for each bolded category and attach a high-res photo of a recent performance or exhibit, and e-mail it to Jonathan Turner at jturner@qconline.com.















 



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