Monday, November 16, 2009

Betts House receives state award for 'Great Cincinnati Families' exhibit

The Betts House Research Center, located at 416 Clark Street in the West End, has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for History Outreach from the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums for a two-part exhibit detailing the histories of the private residences of some of the City's most prominent families.

Great Cincinnati Families at Home featured the private residences of the Hauck, Huenefeld, Probasco-Rowe, and Taft families.

The second in the series, More Great Cincinnati Families at Home, featured the residences of the Emery, Longworth-Anderson, Maxwell-Schmidlapp-Graydon, and Werk-Oskamp families. This exhibit is currently on display at Cincinnati City Hall through November 20, and can be seen at Park + Vine from Thanksgiving through the holidays.

Curators Walter E. Langsam and Beth Sullebarger accepted the award last month.

Founded in 1960 and sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, OAHSM is comprised of local historic societies, historic preservation groups, history museums, archives, libraries, genealogical societies, and local historians throughout the state.

Eighteen recipients from around the state, representing four individuals and 14 history organizations, were honored in the categories of Individual Achievement and History Outreach.

Locally, the Evendale Historical Commission and Gorman Heritage Farm received a History Outreach award for the battle reenactment "Gen. John Hunt Morgan Returns to Evendale", and the Warren County Historical Society won one for a 2009 calendar featuring the people, places and events of historical importance to the City of Lebanon.

Exploring Cincinnati, a series of photographs and historical narratives by Sherman Cahal, Craig Moyer, and Ronny Salerno, can be viewed at the Betts House through November 19.

Previous reading on BC:
Historic residence exhibit at Christ Church Cathedral (2/12/09)
Langsam to present lecture series (6/11/08)