History

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Feb 15, 2013

In honor of Black History Month, Natalie Hastings, the communications director from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss special programs and exhibits at the Center this month, as well as provide a brief update on how the Center is faring with the growth of The Banks project in its front yard.


CityBeat

Mary Remler is an expert on the various cemeteries in Hamilton County, and she joins Lee Hay to talk about some of the fascinating stories regarding Dunham Cemetery (aka Price Hill Potter's Field), Spring Grove and even Washington Park.


Cincinnati's Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Feb 1, 2013

You hear Chris DeSimio each Saturday morning hosting On the Money, but did you know besides being a successful investment counselor, Chris is also the president of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House? As we begin Black History Month, Mark Perzel turns the tables and interviews Chris about the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe to the Underground Railroad, and provides information about her family and their home at Gilbert Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvc.  that is now meticulously maintained inside by the Friends group, and the Cincinnati Park Board on the outside.


WVXU

In Cincinnati, hundreds of people will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.

A noon commemorative celebration at Music Hall is the culmination of a morning filled with remembrances. The day begins with a Freedom Center breakfast, a march to Fountain Square for a prayer service, and then a march to Music Hall. That's where the Honorable Judge Jeffery Hopkins will be the keynote speaker. There will also be choral and theatrical performances.

UC

UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.

Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.

Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

They're some of the most important historical documents ever discovered and now they're here in Cincinnati.

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens Friday, November 16th at the Museum Center.

It features more than 600 objects ranging from pottery to the scrolls themselves.

Uzi Dahari is deputy director of archaeology with the Israel Antiquity Authority.

Dayton.va.gov

Two Ohio sites are now National Historic Landmarks. The sites in Dayton and Akron were added Wednesday along with 25 others.

Hillforest Explores the Unknown

Oct 5, 2012

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer shares information about upcoming paranormal tours taking place at the historic Italian Renaissance home, Hillforest, in Aurora, Indiana.

UC to digitize four decades of city scenes

Oct 1, 2012
All photos courtesy of the University of Cincinnati

A collection of negatives and prints that gives you a look into Cincinnati's past is going on the Web.  Work begins today at the University of Cincinnati Libraries to digitize 8,000 images that include both interior and exterior shots of homes and city scenes from 1920 to 1956.   They were taken as part of the city's failed subway development and also to document various street projects. 

Kevin Grace, the head of UC's Archives and Rare Books Library where the collection resides, says the pictures give a crystal clear image of the city during that time.

Seven hundred very courageous men will be honored this weekend. Their service may have kept Cincinnati from falling to the Confederates in the Civil War.

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