The Dublin Foundation is supporting The Dublin Historical Society in funding the creation of a documentary video of historical Dublin properties. The Dublin Historical Society will produce this documentary video, which discusses the history of the properties in the Dublin Historic District, along with the people who built them. For years, Dublin elementary school students have participated in a walking tour of the area, and it is hoped that this video will coincide and support that program. It will also be made available to the City of Dublin, local libraries and the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Dublin Community Church is a historical community landmark that dates back to 1877. With time, the building has endured the environment, weather and age. Recently, members of the Buildings and Grounds committee of the Church noted deterioration to the steeple and bell tower. This steeple has served as a place for celebration, mourning and welcome in the Dublin community for more than a hundred years, and the people of the church wanted to revive this important piece of the historic building for the public to enjoy again.
With the help of the community and the Dublin Foundation, they were able to not only restore the steeple to its original condition, but also restore the community’s faith in the Church. The restoration of the celebrated bell tower at the Dublin Community Church was an enormous accomplishment for all of those who participated.
Thanks to the support of the Dublin Foundation, the Dublin Historical Society was able to successfully develop a system for scanning and digitizing photos to preserve the city’s history. The use of computers and storage space enabled the society to create digital images of photos and stories for the community to enjoy for years to come. The second phase of the project involved adding a website with these images and stories for residents to enjoy. Purchases of the scanned photos can also be made on this website.
The Dublin Foundation supported the new website design and the service it provides for the people of Dublin. Old photos can get tattered and torn, but this website, with the use of digital scanning, made it possible to protect the history of Dublin. Now not only can residents order historical photos, but they can enjoy the rich and lively story they tell.