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Waukegan Historical Society Wins Society Award


Ty Rohrer

WAUKEGAN, IL--- (May 8, 2018) The Waukegan Historical Society received the Superior of Achievement Award in the Special Projects Category from the Illinois State Historical Society on May 5, 2018 for "Pieces of the Past."

William Furry, Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society stated, "This creative and original inter-active project, initiated to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Waukegan Park District, was simple in design, inexpensive to build, and far-reaching in its impact on the community. Fifty large puzzle pieces scattered throughout the district, each telling a unique story about the parks and holding a secret code that leads to special prizes-What fun! Ty Rohrer and the Waukegan Historical Society have demonstrated that imagination and creativity are still our best tools for engaging audiences."

Ty Rohrer, Manager of Cultural Arts for the Waukegan Park District, accepted the award on behalf of the Waukegan Historical Society at the Illinois State Historical Society Annual Awards Presentation at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.


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