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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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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