Serving with Honor: The Queen City's Veterans, an exhibit now at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and running through mid-January, profiles some of the many veterans from the Greater Cincinnati area who took up the call of duty, starting from the War of 1812 to the present day. Photos, diaries, letters, uniforms, medals and other artifacts from local veterans will be on display.
World War II transformed Cincinnati from a relatively important but parochial midwestern city into a teeming bastion of military might.
While thousands served in the nation's armed forces, others contributed to rationing programs, salvage drives, blackouts and war bond rallies. Scores of community-based programs blossomed as Cincinnatians on the home front threw themselves wholeheartedly into the "total war" that Washington believed necessary for victory.
After answering the call to treat domestic duty as seriously as any battleground assignment, the Queen City emerged from the war as utterly changed as the nation itself. Author Robert Miller brings to life this dramatic, patriotic period in Cincinnati's history with his book World War II Cincinnati: From the Front Lines to the Home Front.
Local award-winning freelance writer and editor Wendy Hart Beckman joins us to discuss her latest book, Founders and Famous Families Cincinnati, a Who's Who, and a When and Where, of Cincinnati's origins. John Cleves Symmes, President Benjamin Harrison, Nicholas Longworth, Founders tells their stories and more, including details about our city’s many firsts, from the first professional baseball team to the first concrete skyscraper. On Wednesday, May 28 as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series, Ms. Beckman will be presenting: A Glass of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Wow!: Nicholas Longworth’s Many Contributions to Cincinnati. For more information, click here.