The documentary "History Reborn - The Restoration of the Illinois Old State Capitol," which originally aired on PBS, is now available for public viewing on the ThriveInSPI YouTube channel. Produced by The Storyteller Studios in partnership with the State Historic Sites & Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Land Management, BAM Marketing, and the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA), the film chronicles the restoration of the historic Illinois Old State Capitol in the late 1960s.
The documentary features never-before-seen archival film footage and interviews with the living architects who led the project. Because of their extraordinary efforts, the site is now visited by people all over the world seeking to connect more deeply with Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Produced in partnership with the State Historic Sites & Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Land Management, BAM Marketing, and the SSGA, "History Reborn" is a must-see for anyone interested in history and architecture.
“We are so excited to see “History Reborn” come together and be able to share this piece of Springfield’s history with our communities,” said SSGA’s CEO Ryan McCrady. “This film reminds us of Springfield's historical significance, not just to our state but to the world. It’s important from an economic development perspective because it demonstrates to potential businesses thinking about developing in Springfield, that we value our history. Stories like this should also inspire our community and make everyone proud to call this place home.”
To watch "History Reborn - The Restoration of the Illinois Old State Capitol" on the ThriveInSPI YouTube channel, visit here.