Shelbyville Daily Union


June 7, 2013

City walking tours offer history, fun

A person’s smart phone can guide them to restaurants, hotels, and interesting sites while traveling on vacation.

Now that same technology can introduce visitors to Shelbyville in a series of walking tours that can be accessed by their smart phones and tablets as well as by computer.

A series of City Walks gives visitors and residents a chance to see and hear Shelbyville in a historic and artistic light. By visiting or picking up City Walk brochures, visitors may tour Historic Downtown, Victorian Homes, Lincoln Memorials, and Painted Figures. Scanning the QR code on the brochures will take you to the website where you can hear and learn more about the highlights.

“This was a tremendous collaboration of about every organization in the community,” said Economic Development Council of Shelby County chairman David Young. “It began with the Downtown Works walk with Anthony Rubano in June 2011 and October 2013. The survey following the walk showed that people thought tourism was the best way to market Shelbyville.”

Partners involved in the project are the Downtown Works committee, local artists Carol Kessler and Dan Modzelewski, Shelby County Historical and Genealogical Society, Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville, Shelby County Tourism Office, IIRA-WIU Peace Corps Fellows Program, Lake Land College, and the Shelbyville High School Welding class.

“The City Walks project is designed for the development and preservation of downtown Shelbyville and to promote tourism in the area,” Young said.

Signage at the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center can also be scanned to get Lake visitors started on the tours. The signs were installed by Isaac Moore and Luke McConnell of the high school welding class under the direction of instructor Greg Reynolds.

“There were over 1,000 community service hours involved,” said Reynolds. “It may not look like it but there was a lot of work in designing and the metal framework for the signs. Then the bicycle rack had to be removed and the concrete readied for the installation.”

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