PROGRAMS AT INDIAN HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

While reconvening in-person gatherings is still undecided, please know that we are doing everything we can to prioritize the services and programs that you love and enjoy during this time of social distancing.  To that end, we hope you will enjoy these virtual programs:

 

Doscher’s Candy – Past and Present
Enjoy this virtual tour of the Newtown headquarters of this historic Cincinnati candy company that dates from 1871, with its inviting gift shop, history wall, and fascinating production area.

 

Frank Duveneck, an American Master and perhaps the most influential painter in Cincinnati’s history. But that was not to be. In its place we now have the opportunity to engage with you in a forty-minute on-line virtual tour. Narrated and produced by Julie Aronson and the Cincinnati Art Museum, this is an inspiring journey through the history of Duveneck’s brilliant career as a painter, printmaker, and charismatic teacher.

 

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Speakers Bureau live, virtual programs:

Amusement Parks in Greater Cincinnati, April 27th, 2:00 p.m

The thrill rides of today’s amusement parks were not found in Cincinnati’s amusement parks of yesteryear. Travel back in time to learn about the swimming beaches on the Ohio River and the city’s trolley amusement parks. Enjoy a stroll through yesterday’s Coney Island and LeSourdsville Lake. Then decide if today’s King’s Island will be the amusement park of the future.

Prohibition, May 25th, 2:00 p.m.

Learn how the Temperance Movement and the Anti-Saloon League pushed through the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor in the U.S. Find out why the new law was impossible to enforce, and how bootleggers such as George Remus and organized crime flourished over the 10 years that the law was in effect. Learn how the consequences of Prohibition affect our society today.

Rookwood Pottery, June 22, 2:00 p.m.

This program presents the history of Rookwood Pottery – its development, decline, and resurgence. Some of the pottery’s important glaze lines are shown along with some of the outstanding art pottery decorators. Discuss and view examples of Rookwood Faience decorative architectural tiles that can be found in Cincinnati and throughout the United States.

 

The programs are free, but require registration in advance.  These live virtual speakers can be seen through Zoom.

Links to the programs may be found at:  https://www.cincymuseum.org/heritage-programs/speakers-bureau/

 

Rowe Arboretum will begin holding monthly in-person docent tours of this wonderful treasure in Indian Hill starting in May.  The first one is Sunday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m.  The tour will last about 1 hour.  More information may be found at: https://ihill.org/recreation/rowe-arboretum/ or by calling 513-561-5151.

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