On a Sunday, February 19th, the Indian Hill Historical Society’s members and guests gathered for brunch and a lecture program. The delicious crepes and salad by La Petite Pierre were enjoyed by all prior to the presentation. Afterwards, a virtual tour of 15 sites in Hamilton County which have been designated as National Historic Landmarks […]
Village residents and friends gathered on Sunday, December 4th for the annual Village Christmas party at the Little Red Schoolhouse. They enjoyed comradery while sipping eggnog and punch, and sampling home made cookies The entertainment included a balloon artist, face painters and coloring book stations. The highlight of the afternoon was the arrival of Santa […]
Continuing local Veteran’s Day tributes, the Historical Society took road trip to the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, OH. This is a historic aviation museum dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The aircraft on display have been acquired in various ways and conditions – some […]
Tying in with Halloween’s macabre theme, a capacity crowd braved the ghoulish topic and attended the Historical Society’s October program. Jay Kathman from the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Heritage Program Series delivered several sad, seamy, and sinister tales from Cincinnati’s past.
The topics included the Cincinnati Cholera epidemic, resurrectionists – aka grave robbers, the first female serial […]
The Taft family is an American political dynasty, starting in Vermont in 1827 with Reter Rawson Taft who was an Assemblyman. His son, Alponso Taft, moved to Cincinnati in 1839 and continued the tradition of public service, as did the ensuing generations of Tafts. His son, William Howard Taft, became the President of the United […]
On May 15th, Historical Society members were warmly welcomed into 3 beautiful historic homes in the Village. Each home was distinctly unique with lovely decor and artwork, colorful blooming gardens, and interesting historical attributes. There was a 1912 Model T and 1927 Austin on display at one of the homes, too! It was a beautiful day […]
On April 17, 2016, Don and Laura Harrison shared their amazing journey from rural Alabama to Cincinnati with many successes and philanthropic works along the way while raising a loving family. Laura and Don met in grade school in Garden City, Alabama, eventually married, and moved around the country as Don’s career in cardiology took […]
Every year the Indian Hill Historical Society traditionally says “Thank You” to its Patron members and to all those who have contributed to the success of its projects and programs. This year’s party was held on Sunday, March 13th at Breezy Hill. Patrons enjoyed an evening of fabulous hors d’oeuvres, fine wine and lively conversation.
On February 21, 2016, Sabrina Darnosky, author of Friends Past and Present, took us on a fascinating journey from the 17th century England to the present day recounting the story of the Religious Society of Friends (better know as Quakers). The core values of this group are Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community and Equality (“SPICE”). A delicious […]
On January 17, 2016, Lee Krombholz, a 3rd generation jeweler, entertained and educated a capacity crowd at Livingston Lodge about his family’s journey from Bohemia to Cincinnati. For 5 generations, his ancestors have worked with metals – a talent that has been honed through the years. His Grandparents, Herbert and Mallie, opened a jewelry store in […]