Cincinnati history

The Cincinnati Museum Center has a photographic stroll through our city’s history with their current exhibit Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati. Scott Gampfer, director of the History Collection & Library at the Museum Center, tells Jane Durrell that the exhibit spans 100 years of our history, from 1860-1960 and will run until late October.

Provided, Gray & Pape


Provided, Clerisy Press

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.

Provided, Bockfest

  Bockfest, that celebration of Cincinnati’s brewing tradition, Over-the Rhine, and spring, which we all need so desperately right now, starts Friday.

Arcadia Publishing

With dozens of local breweries in operation, Cincinnati was once known as the beer capital of the world. But by the mid-Seventies, only two local breweries remained. Now, thanks to a growing list of craft beer makers and a renewed appreciation of the city’s rich brewing history, Cincinnati is once again becoming known for its beer.

Arcadia Publishing

Cincinnati has a tradition of producing winners in the boxing ring, Tim Austin,  Freddie Miller, Aaron Pryor, and most famous, Ezzard Charles, “The Cincinnati Cobra,” who defeated Joe Louis in 1950 to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Jane Durrell has a review of a fascinating book about the engraving and print trade in 18th century Cincinnati, The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati: With a Brief Account of the Beginning of the Lithographic Trade, by author Donald C. O’Brien.