The Over-the-Rhine Museum is thrilled to announce the next installment in our quarterly lecture series, “Three Acts Under-the-Rhine” on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Francis Seraph Church at Liberty and Vine Streets in Over-the-Rhine. We have all heard about the amazing history above ground in Over-the-Rhine. But there are many tantalizing tales that exist below ground, in the neighborhood’s secret beer tunnels, its crypts and forgotten burial sites like Washington Park, and in the sewage system and privies. Our speakers, Steve Hampton, Kevin Pape, and Anne Delano-Steinert, will weave these tales of intrigue for you in three interesting discussions.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM for appetizers and cocktails before the event, with speakers starting at 6:30 PM. The Museum suggests a $5 donation for this thrilling evening of little-known stories. Guests can enter through the main church entrance on Liberty Street. The event is generously funded by Fuel Cincinnati.
Three-Acts in Over-the-Rhine is an innovative series designed to expose attendees to stories of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Each event features three fifteen minute talks on history of Over-the-Rhine. All three presenters answer questions together about their presentations.
Steve is the Executive Director of the Brewery District CURC. A registered architect, he has overseen the preservation of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and the growth and redevelopment of the Brewery District through master planning, neighborhood activism, and developing heritage tourism projects like the Brewing Heritage Trail. Steve is a member of the Over-the-Rhine Museum’s Advisory Board.
Kevin established the consulting firm Gray & Pape in 1986 and is a nationally recognized expert in cultural resource management, historic preservation, and contract archaeology. He is author of historic preservation planning documents and manager of archaeological data recovery investigations. Currently, Kevin serves as Chair of Heritage Ohio, Inc., and is a Trustee of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation, and the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Natural History Advisory Board. Kevin is a member of the Over-the-Rhine Museum’s Advisory Board.
Anne currently serves as Board Chair for the Over-the-Rhine Museum and is a PhD candidate in urban history at the University of Cincinnati. She is a preservationist and educator with over twenty years in public history and teaching. She recently curated the Look Here! exhibit of historic photographs throughout Over-the-Rhine and Schools for the City: Cincinnati’s Public School Architecture 1834-World War II.
The Over-the-Rhine Museum inspires understanding and respect for the people who have created and lived in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood by working with visitors and community members to uncover, present, and preserve their stories in an immersive experience.
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