Thursday, January 22, 2009

Historic photo exhibit to hold opening reception at Betts House

An opening reception for Cincinnati – A Glimpse from the Past will be held at the Betts House this Saturday from 12:30 PM to 5 PM.

The exhibit pairs historic photographic scenes of Downtown streetscapes from the personal collection of Chris Smith, reference librarian in the Genealogy & Local History Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, with contemporary shots by photographer Alex Bell.

The 10 "before and after" comparisons give a glimpse into how much the City's urban fabric has changed over the past few decades.

Smith and Bell will be on hand to meet and talk with visitors about the exhibit, and prints of all of the photographs will be available for purchase.

Cincinnati – A Glimpse from the Past will be on view through March 31.

The Betts House is open Tuesday through Thursday between 11 AM and 2 PM; from 12:30 PM to 5 PM on January 24-25, February 21-22, and March 21-22; and by appointment. Admission is $2.