Friday, August 24, 2012

Old State Capitol to be site of UIS produced documentary video

Visitors to the Old Capitol State Historic Site over the next few months might run into a film crew shooting a high-definition documentary on the historic building.

The video, being produced by the University of Illinois Springfield’s Office of Electronic Media, will span the 173-year history of the Old Capitol. Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the building will be highlighted, but the documentary will also include events not connected to the 16th president.

“I like to call it a tour with history lessons. We are going to do a tour of the entire building,” said Jerry Burkhart, director of the electronic media office. “We hope the documentary will encourage people to come, but if they’ve never had the opportunity to visit, they will be able to watch the video and get a feel for what the place looks like.”

The documentary was featured by the State Journal-Register on August 24, 2012.

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