Use your ‘heart’ to promote historic preservation efforts
Who: Rock County Historical Society, in conjunction with Forward Janesville Inc. and many other local partners.
What: Heart Bombs 2019, Rock County. RCHS is joining a national movement known as “heart bombing,” a fun and interactive way to bring awareness of historic properties in our area. The process is simple: print or cut out a heart, stand in front of a historic building in the community, take a selfie, and post it!
Heart bombing is a grassroots, community awareness project featuring historic buildings, known and unknown, public and private. A project created originally by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to promote historic preservation efforts, heart bombing is now done nationally by many local historical societies.
The project is meant to highlight both restored historic places and ones in need of TLC. There are so many historic buildings in Rock County – let’s show our love for them, by simply taking selfies.
When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, all day long.
Where: Any historic building in Rock County. This includes Janesville, Evansville, Edgerton, Clinton, Beloit, Footville, Orfordville, and everywhere in between.
How to Participate in Rock County’s Heart Bomb Campaign
- Print a heart (PDF version or JPG version) OR make your own Valentine heart.
- Grab a friend, family, or group – the more the merrier – and stand in front of a building in Rock County that you’d like to see preserved. It can be a private or public building. Hold the heart. Don’t attach the heart to any buildings. Be careful not to trespass.
- Take pictures. Lots of them. Especially of your smiling faces in front of the heart-bombed location.
- Share all those pictures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. with the hashtag : #IHeartSavingPlaces, or #IHeartJanesville (or whatever city you are in). Don’t forget to tag RCHS!
- While you’re out, visit more than one building you’d like to see preserved! Take photos at each building.
- Tag, share, and spread the word! Let’s put historic Janesville and Rock County on the “heart bomb” map!