Sunday, November 20, 2005

Radio Tour of Historical Houses

“We’ve got nine talking houses. Each has a radio transmitter that broadcasts the history of the house done by period actors.” Mayor John Hayden of Pittsfield, IL was explaining to me how the town was promoting their historical houses that date back to the 1830s and include many that have some tie to Abraham Lincoln. It costs about $350/house to set up, an amount that every town I’ve been in should be able to afford. A map of the location of the houses makes it easy to find. This is another idea that other towns should use to make their tours more user friendly.

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