The Stories of Over-the-Rhine traveling exhibit combines the personal stories of individuals from across time with specific locations in Over-the-Rhine.  Together these human and geographic stories reveal larger national trends and Over-the-Rhine’s place in them.

The entire exhibit of six easy-to-install, portable panels is available to display in your church, business, or storefront.  Hosting the exhibit is a great way to show your connection to the neighborhood and display these incredibly rich histories.  Each double sided panel tells two stories of Over-the-Rhine, front and back.

This exhibit was funded by a Communication in the Urban Environment (CUE) grant through the University of Cincinnati.

The panel titles are:

  • From School to Center – The history of  Peaslee Nieghborhood Center
  • An Electric Connection – A story about Cincinnati Streetcars
  • So Many Children –Webster School near Findlay Market
  •  Home Cookin’ – The History of Tucker’s Restaurant
  • Agreeable Social Contacts at the Turnhall – The story of the Cincinnati Turner Society
  • The Talk of the Town – The story of Aunt Maudie’s Bar and showplace
  • Accumulation of Filth – A story about tenement privies
  • Density & Deutsch – An introduction to the exhibit
  • Live Coffin’s Boarding House – The story of the Underground Railroad in Over-the-Rhine
  • There Could be No Worse Place For a College – Environmental issues and the University of Cincinnati
  • The Santa Maria Institute – An immigrant services center created bySisters of Charity Sr. Justina and Blandina
  •  Always a Sharp Dresser – The story of the West End and displacement


If you would like to exhibit the panels on your site, please contact us at