Kickstarting Walt Disney’s Birthplace

Written by Werner Weiss. Posted in Disney History, Features, Werner Weiss

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Published on December 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm with 3 Comments

Three weeks ago, Yesterland published an article about the project to restore the Chicago house where Walt Disney was born. Now Yesterland has ten reasons why you might want to visit a Kickstarter page where you can back the project financially if you wish.

 

Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kickstarting Walt Disney’s Birthplace.

 
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Werner Weiss is the Curator of Yesterland, the ultimate collection of Disney theme park past attractions. You'll find his handiwork featured on MiceChat every Friday.

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  • Qnity

    While I think we can all agree on the indelible mark that Walt Disney left on society, there are innumerable other causes that could use $500,000 more than his birthplace.

    • Werner Weiss

      Nobody is saying that financially backing the restoration of Walt Disney’s Birthplace should be a replacement for donating to charities that provide human services.

      Kickstarter projects are not charities. They’re opportunities to support things that we want to see exist in the world. Thanks to Kickstarter funding, small business have been launched, films have been made, books have been published, and other worthwhile projects have become realities. Kickstarter likes to point out that 10% of the films at Sundance are Kickstarter-funded.

  • DobbysCloset

    Honestly, I don’t have any extra money, especially at holiday-time. If there weren’t a deadline on the Kickstarter, I could be pledging $10 monthly from my social security check. I agree that restoring this house properly would be a contribution to Disney history; I can’t participate in the funding mechanism.