Visit Immanuel Hall for a Digital History Display

By Larry Atseff

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Village, the Hinsdale Historical Society has commissioned a first-of-its-kind digital display on the history of Hinsdale. It will be on view at Immanuel Hall from April 20-23, at 302 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale. The Hall is one of three historic buildings managed by the Society. “The show is the Hinsdale Historical Society’s gift to Hinsdale at 150 years,” said Carrie Rozich, Co-President.

Audio-Video Projection Mapping Artist Matt Stockmal, his dog Honey, and Katherine Andrew, Hinsdale Historical Society Manager

“The way you are shown key milestones and key people in Hinsdale’s history, projected on the walls of Immanuel Hall, then followed by a digital streaming over 150 years, complete with narration, is very original and memorable,” added Co-President Kristen Laakso. Matt Stockmal (Hinsdale Central class of 2016), a resident of Hinsdale, worked with Alexis Braden, Katharine Andrew, Molly Begala Haworth, and others to put the entire production together. The digital loop takes nearly thirty minutes. It took over 150 hours to assemble and produce the show. Matt has a degree in digital culture from Arizona State and says, “I love history and working with digital technology. This has been a great opportunity.”

“The show is the Hinsdale Historical Society’s gift to Hinsdale at 150 years,”

The Society will host a ticketed premium night opening; other days will have a recommended donation.

*Photos by Marcello Rodarte