History Reborn: The Restoration of the Illinois Old State Capitol

Storyteller Studios was commissioned by the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance in 2022 to produce this documentary chronicling the incredible story of how the historic Illinois Old State Capitol was saved and restored in the late 1960’s. The film features never before seen archival film footage and interviews with the living architects who led the project. Because of their extraordinary efforts, the site is now visited by people all over the world seeking to connect more deeply with Abraham Lincoln and his legacy.

Produced in partnership with the State Historic Sites & Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Land Management.

Special thanks to WSIU Public Broadcasting for airing this documentary on PBS affiliate stations across the midwest in 2023.