Summer 2016
Sept. 9 through Dec. 11, 2016 
Rethinking Cincinnati's Porkopolis
Pork production had a significant role in shaping the 19th-century Cincinnati region.
With support from Ohio Humanities, the  Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., will host Rethinking Porkopolis, Sept. 9 through Dec. 11, 2016. The exhibit times are Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. It explores how pigs and pork packing shaped 19th-century Cincinnati and the surrounding region. It will also examine how Cincinnati's pork production became a significant food source for the cotton plantations of the American South.

Additionally, Associate Professor Psyche Williams-Forson, of the University of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address  6:30 p.m., Oct.6, 2016, at the  Church of the Advent , 2366 Kemper Lane. The exhibit and keynote address are free and open to the public. Robert Gioielli, of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, is the exhibit's  curator.

Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World 2017 Sites
Preparations are already underway to again bring history to life for next summer's Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World.
Ohio Chautauqua 2017 Host Sites:
  • June 6-10: Burton
  • June 13-17: Clifton
  • June 20-24: Warren
  • June 27-July 1: Milan
Ohio Chautauqua 2017 will include living history presentations by  (pictured, l-r ): n ovelist 
Mary Shelley , primatologist  Dian Fossey , President  Theodore Roosevelt , physicist 
Marie Curie , and Shawnee leader 
Chief Cornstalk .

Throughout the week, each scholar will present educational workshops for adults and children.Community members can anticipate lively audience discussion around history, literature, heritage and culture. All events are free and open to all.
Ohio Humanities Quarterly Grant Deadline 
Funding cultural programs is one way Ohio Humanities helps to create and sustain vibrant communities. We support humanities programs that share the human story through documentation, interpretation, and reflection. Sept. 15 is the deadline to submit completed quarterly grant applications requesting up to $5,000 for projects beginning after Dec. 1, 2016.
Cleveland's Suburb in the City: Development and Growth of Lee-Harvard
The Cleveland Restoration Society will host a community discussion about the experiences of African Americans moving into the Lee-Harvard neighborhood. Developed after WWII, Lee-Harvard became the preferred neighborhood for the emerging African-American middle class. A racially charged atmosphere developed during the 1960s as the neighborhood's non-white population increased. The discussion will be held from 4-6 p.m., Oct. 6 at Cleveland State University's Maxine Levine Goodman College of Urban Affairs Atrium, 1717 Euclid Ave. Professor Todd Michney, an assistant professor from the University of Minnesota's School of History and Sociology will lead the discussion. Michney is also the author of "Changing Neighborhoods: Black Upward Mobility in Cleveland, 1900-1980."

Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th Century Landscape Photography 
The Taft Museum of Art will augment its Picturing the West exhibit with two lecture and discussion programs. Each will provide an in-depth perspective of 19th century photographic methods as well as the impact this form of expression had on the history of the American West. Both lecture and discussion programs are designed to engage participants through historical and interpretive content. 

Shoshone Falls, the Idaho Territory (circa 1865, an albumen print) Courtesy of the Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg collection. 
The program dates are:

  • Oct. 15 | Dialogue on Photography2:30-3:30 p.m .| The discussion will be led by Tracy Longley-Cook, an assistant professor of Art and Art History at Wright State University.
  • Nov. 17 | Visions of the West, 7-8:30 p.m. | The discussion will be led by Wes Cowan, who stars in the PBS television series "History Detectives" and "Antiques Roadshow."
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