Doors will open at 6 pm for refreshments and conversation and the program will begin at 6:30 pm. There will be a $5 suggested donation.
Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine is an innovative series designed to expose attendees to a wide breadth of stories the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has to tell. Each event features three short talks of fifteen minutes in length on a topic related to the history of Over-the-Rhine. After these three “splash downs” all three presenters answer questions together about their presentations and Over-the-Rhine.
This season’s Three Acts program will feature three speakers connected to business in Over-the-Rhine.
Derrick Braziel, MORTAR
Derrick will tell us about his work to found MORTAR and to nurture new businesses in Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine based on the belief that when people have ownership in an area, they also have pride.
George Hibben, Rookwood Pottery
George’s talk will include the history of Rookwood, beginning with Frederick Dallas Pottery on Dunlap Street at McMicken in 1879, through Rookwood's storied history and acclaim and re-emergence in Cincinnati and Over-The-Rhine.
Antique dealer, Emily Wagner is the great, great, great Granddaughter of William Theodore (WT) who was written up in Fortune Magazine in 1931 as the founder of what was then a thriving soft drink business supplying more than two thirds of the three million quarts of ginger ale consumed in Cincinnati every year and numerous other soft drink products. Emily is excited to share the history of her family’s business including several Wagner’s Sons bottles and other company memorabilia.