The Billy Sunday home. Photo provided.
The Billy Sunday home. Photo provided.
WINONA LAKE – A free event to celebrate the launch of a digitized program for the Billy Sunday home will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Winona History Center, 105 Ninth St.
The new digitized program will allow visitors to interact virtually with the second floor of the Sunday home and was funded by Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks to preserve historic landmarks in Indiana, according to a news release.
The evening will include stories about the Sunday home and a presentation of the digitalized program, given by Grace College Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Mark Norris and Winona History Center Coordinator Karen Birt. Following the presentation, tours of the home and refreshments will be available.
“The new platform will allow visitors to click on artifacts in the home and interact with audio and video pertaining to the artifacts’ provenance. Much of the audio and text are from primary sources, including audio of Helen Sunday herself describing the items in the home,” Birt said.
The mission of the Winona History Center is to foster educational and scholarly interest in Winona’s heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historical collections and by inspiring a new generation to discover the treasures of American history. The Department of History and Political Science at Grace College has played an integral role at the Winona History Center to accomplish this mission, according to the news release. Grace students Isaac VanLoh and Austin Treen both had roles in the Sunday home project.
VanLoh, a senior secondary social studies education major, helped edit copy and troubleshoot technical issues that arose with the new program.
Treen, a junior history major and pre-law minor, helped market the project on Grace’s campus.
For more information about the event, contact Birt at birtks@grace.edu.