He stresses that while the videos may seem short in length, they’ll be packed with content.
“We don’t just scratch the surface, we go in depth. We’ve dug through archives and gotten dusty to gather new info,” Rose said, laughing.
When someone views the Mast Castle library segment, they’ll learn about how it was one of Ohio’s great example of the Aesthetic Movement of the time. The hope is to get people more curious about not just that area but the whole castle and other similar structures.
Another week, a stained window at Christ Episcopal Church will be the focus. While stained glass windows are common in churches, this virtual tour will talk about the artist who designed it, Robert Metcalf, who was from Springfield and became one of the country’s stained glass experts.
The series will also go live once or twice, with Rose and Wojcik highlighting the architecture of Charles Creager, who designed what is now the Heritage Center of Clark County and St. Raphael Church one one occasion.
“This will highlight something beautiful in our community each week and that people can go see on their own,” said Wojcik. “The beauty is it also reaches people outside of Springfield. We want those people to have a perception of our unique community.”
A Zoom question and answer session will also be available to Westcott House members. The organization is always accepting memberships.
Rose also likes the flexibility of the format.
“We put these out at lunchtime on Wednesday, but you can watch them at 2 a.m. or at 10 a.m. with your coffee, over the next few months or even a year from now,” he said.