Author Jeff Suess entertained members and guests of the Indian Hill Historical Society on Sunday, November 19th with many tales of forgotten lives and events of Cincinnati. He revealed many nuggets of history such as the importance of the Black Brigade’s involvement with protecting Cincinnati during the Civil War (which is memorialized at Smale Park); […]
On a dark and blustery evening, a sold-out crowd gathered to hear tales of local historical hauntings presented by Barbara Jennings of the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Heritage Programs. The audience was entertained with many stories of sightings of apparitions, odd sounds and smells, doors locking and unlocking, lights turning off and on, voices, footsteps, and other […]
The 2017-2018 program season opened with a fascinating lecture about the Emery Family and their tremendous contributions to the cityscape of Cincinnati and to the area in general. A partial list of the results of their efforts include Cincinnati Childrens’ Hospital, the Carew Tower, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Emery Theater, the Emery Wing at the […]
On Sunday, May 21st, there were toes tapping, bodies swaying, and fingers snapping with the wonderful New Horizons Dixieland Band. Livingston Lodge housed this happy, music filled evening. The band is a subset of the larger New Horizons Band of Cincinnati. They perform at many senior centers and are available for other events.
The instruments of […]
Annually, the Indian Hill Historical Society says “Thank You “ to its Patron members for their contributions to the success of the Society’s projects and programs. This year’s party was held on Sunday, March 19th at the Kroger / Homan home. Guests enjoyed a banquet of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and wine in this beautiful and […]
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 […]