DEKALB PARK DISTRICT HOPKINS PARK

Interpretive sign for the DeKalb Park District in DeKalb, IL placed in Hopkins Park near the bandshell.

Designed and produced by Linnea Koch in conjunction with the Dee Palmer Statue Committee.

Challenge: to produce one sign to honor Dee Palmer, a nationally known local musician who has conducted the DeKalb Municipal Band for more than 60 years. Donors to the Statue Fund are also recognized on the panel.

Audience: Visitors to Hopkins Park and the audience of the weekly summer concerts.

STERLING PARK DISTRICT – SINNISSIPPI PARK

Interpretive signs for the Sterling Park District in Sterling, IL placed in Sinnissippi Park by the Hopewell Indian Mounds.

Designed and produced by Linnea Koch with research by Dr. Wolf Koch in conjunction with the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society.

Challenge: to produce a series of signs which explain the Hopewell Indian civilization, the local Hopewell Indian Mounds, which are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the importance of locally quarried pipestone used to make pipes and decorative ceremonial objects to the Hopewell Interaction Sphere trade routes of 2000 years ago.

Audience: Residents and visitors to the park and those interested in the history and archaeology of the Hopewell period.

DAVENPORT PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT VANDER VEER PARK

Interpretive signs for the Environmental Education Department at Vander Veer Park in Davenport, IA.

Designed and produced by Linnea Koch in conjunction with the Davenport Parks & Recreation Department.

Challenge: to produce 2 signs, one to explain the roof garden on the roof of the Stone Fountain pump house and one to explain the surrounding rain garden.

Audience: Visitors to Vander Veer Park.

STERLING PARK DISTRICT – DILLON HOME MUSEUM

Interpretive signs for the Sterling Park District in Sterling, IL placed on the grounds of the Dillon Home Museum.

Produced by Linnea Koch in conjunction the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society.

Challenge: to produce two signs, one to explain the steam engine and one to explain the caboose located on the grounds behind the museum. The signs were created as part of the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the arrival of the railroad in Whiteside County.

Audience: Visitors and residents interested in trains and the history of Sterling, IL.

STERLING PARK DISTRICT – PROPHETER PARK

Interpretive signs for the Sterling Park District in Sterling, IL. placed in Propheter Park.

Produced by Linnea Koch in conjunction the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society.

Challenge: to produce a sign explaining the history of Lincoln's speech given in Sterling in 1856. The sign was created as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration and statue dedication in honor of his visit to the community

Audience: Visitors and residents interested in Abraham Lincoln and the history of Sterling, IL.