Open Casting Call!

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is producing The Legacy Project, a one-hour documentary to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Court House. Its goals are to bring history to life; educate in a relevant, engaging manner; open doors to social and inter-generational understanding; provide powerful intellectual inspiration; and help students from diverse backgrounds feel a sense of place and pride in their heritage.

Camera crews will be filming a re-enactment of a 1925 trial in the Historic Courtroom on Saturday, March 11, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm and are looking for approximately 20-30 extras!

If interested in participating or for more information, please call Rhonda Gordon at 561.832.4164 ext. 110.

The details:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Where: Historic 1916 Court House, 300 North Dixie Highway, Downtown West Palm Beach
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Attire: Wear simple, conservative clothing such as gray blazers for men and simple blouses for women that could pass for a 1925 wardrobe.

The documentary is being created from county records, local newspapers, and oral history interviews with key participants in the story of the building. Transcriptions and digital media of the interviews will remain in the HSPBC archives for research and other, unknown future uses. The final product will be made available for broadcast to PBS nationally, Florida’s public TV system, the city’s and county’s cable access TV stations, and the School District’s Educational Network. The documentary will eventually be incorporated into the museum entrance to provide an overview of the county’s history, and will assist with our mission of sharing history for generations through the online archival collection accessible on the Web.

Your participation in the Legacy Project will forever link you with the Historical Society and our largest and most significant artifact—the 1916 Court House, home of the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum.

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