MOLINE, IL - Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films have won a $7,000 Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area grant award for their historical documentary film project Country School: One Room - One Nation.
The grant will fund a portion of costs associated with on-camera interviews of one-room school scholars, former students, teachers, and filming at a variety of historic country school building sites in the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area in Iowa.
The "Silos & Smokestacks" area includes most of the Northeastern quandrant of the state of Iowa.
At their peak in the early 1900s, Iowa had more country schools than any other state in the nation. Iowa currently has 3,000 existing school buildings and 200 fully restored country school museums.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area previously supported the Rundles' Lost Nation: The Ioway (2007).
The fiscal sponsor for Country School: One Room - One Nation is Kansas Public Telecommunication Services, Inc. (KPTS) in Wichita, Kansas.