Featuring nearly 60 photographers, book raises money for Old Courthouse in Woodstock
If you’ve never taken the time to really explore McHenry County, a new book invites you to take a peek at the area through the camera lenses of amateur and professional photographers – all in the name of charity.
Looking to raise restoration funds for the Old McHenry County Courthouse and Sheriff’s House – both pre-Civil War buildings – Julie Miller had an idea.
That idea resulted in “Week in the Life of McHenry County,” a book featuring photos taken by nearly 60 photographers throughout the county during the week of May 6-14. The book is an homage to the county its residents love.
“I moved back to Woodstock in 2015 from California, and I brought a sample book from a fundraiser we had done for a Rotary Club I was part of there,” said Miller, a board member for Friends of the Old Courthouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the historical significance of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House on the Woodstock Square.
“The group [Friends of the Old McHenry County Courthouse] loved the idea,” she said. “It encompasses the whole county, and we received submissions from photographers all over the county.”