Reitz’s Feel the History to Host Video Walking Tour Premiere


For the past semester, students enrolled in Reitz High School’s Feel the History class have been working to develop a video walking tour with City Preservation Officer Dennis Au. The video, which will be part of the Historic Preservation Month activities, tells the stories of more than 30 homes in Evansville’s Historic Riverside District. The videos highlight local architectural features and give biographical information about the men who built them.
To give the public a chance to learn more about the project, Feel the History is planning a premiere at the Reitz Home Carriage House on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. The premiere will include a discussion of the project, explanation on how the public can access the videos on personal devices and personal stories from students who worked on the project. The premiere is free and open to the public.
After the premiere, Feel the History will utilize QR codes in locations around Evansville’s Historic Riverside District, making the videos available for viewing on mobile devices while visitors are walking the district. Each video runs from about 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes in length.