A Walk Through the Past: The History and Legacy of Powell, Ohio
This project uses cinematography to show what downtown Powell looked like around the 1800s in comparison to now. Sherry Carmichael, a volunteer at Powell Liberty Historical Society, does walking tours of historic Powell and wanted someone to create a digital version of her walking tours that are offered in person. The purpose is to have a backup way of touring historic downtown Powell in an event where tours are not able to operate in the traditional form of physically walking around downtown Powell. For example, a rainy day or in this instance a pandemic.
The video starts off at the location of the Powell Liberty Historical society (which was originally used as a house for Mary Lowrey and Albert Martin) giving insight about when it was built and it’s initial use. The video also includes archived photos of various buildings and people who played a role in the development of downtown Powell, Ohio. These photos can only be found at the Powell Liberty Historical Society. This project is very unique because it allows a larger audience to have the experience of seeing what Powell looked like in the past through digital media.