Launching the New Face of History

Post date: Jan 30, 2016 10:4:53 PM

The Historical Society is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a new online initiative. The initiative, kicking off this spring, was hatched in order to forge a social media presence for the Society. It will feature a newly designed website along with an expansive social networking plan. The goal is to increase exposure to the Society, promote its mission, and help put a fresh new face on preservation—for both young and old alike.

The new MCHS website hopes to become a critical touch point for the public—a hub for people interested in finding resources that will help them enjoy and preserve the places they love. We will explore our local historical places and cultural landmarks by providing profiles, architectural biographies, and area history; Help raise awareness about the value of these historic places; Promote special events, lectures, and other programs sponsored or supported by the MCHS; Introduce new educational programs, neighborhood outreach efforts, and alert people to preservation issues, both proactively and in response to threats on our treasured historical, cultural, or architectural resources. It will be a place to explore, a place to learn, and a place to celebrate the importance of preserving our local history.

Note: Jill Roozenboom is developing the new online initiative for the Society. A seasoned Network Television Producer living in Los Angeles, she has produced shows for ABC, CBS, CW, HGTV, and Lifetime, among others. She also has extensive experience working on national Advertising Campaigns for Fortune 500 Companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Target, Coca-Cola, and Best Buy. Born and raised in Minnehaha County, Jill spent her childhood growing up surrounded by the historic remnants of East Sioux Falls. This, along with the colorful yarns told by the old residents of the boomtown, made a deep impression on her. “The history of the place slowly seeped into my bones,” she said. "Perhaps that why I find the articles of our past so valuable and compelling today.”