An Evening to Celebrate Cincinnati’s Preservation Renaissance


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If you love history, make sure that you check out the newest exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. It’s a collection of 50 years of history. I love that I discover something new every time I visit the Cincinnati Museum Center.  I find learning about the history of Cincinnati neighborhoods and buildings fascinating.


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The exhibit honoring Cincinnati Preservation’s 50th anniversary is now open at Cincinnati Museum Center! It highlights CPA’s story from its founding by three women determined to save Native American and early settlement sites to saving individual buildings and reviving entire neighborhoods. 50 years of work comes to life through building models, blueprints, artifacts and more.


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“Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together Saving Places” is located in the Culture Gallery of Cincinnati Museum Center.

From the exhibit’s introductory panel:


Saving Buildings Together: 50 Years of Cincinnati Preservation

Fifty years ago a group of Cincinnati citizens recognized that we were losing our historic sites and buildings at an alarming rate.  One highly significant archeological site at Shawnee Lookout faced an immediate threat from a proposed transmission line at a nearby power plant.  To address this crisis they organized the Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation (MPA) in 1964.   While working to save Shawnee Lookout they also began to educate themselves and the community about the other treasures in the region.

This exhibit represents the individuals who led preservation efforts, the buildings they saved, and sadly, the many that have been lost.  It also highlights the evolution of the preservation movement from its early focus on individual buildings to its current role in reviving entire neighborhoods.


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The founders of MPA had to work hard to convince people of the value of the historic buildings.  Today historic preservation is more widely appreciated and has become a central part of city planning.  Cincinnati’s current urban renaissance is fueled in large part by redeveloping its historic resources.



Admission to the exhibit, which runs through April 5, 2015, is free.


Exhibit Hours

Monday – Saturday 10 AM -5 PM

Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM.



An Evening to Celebrate Cincinnati’s Preservation Renaissance

November 8th, 7:00 p.m

Marriott Renaissance Downtown, Burnham Room C

Cincinnati Preservation Association is pleased to be hosting a grand opening dinner and party at the newly renovated Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel.  This exciting event will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 beginning with cocktails at 6:00 pm.  A gourmet dinner will follow at 7:30 PM.

The widespread enthusiasm for Cincinnati’s unique historic fabric is fueling new development and drawing people to the city.  It did not happen overnight, however, in fact Cincinnati Preservation has been working to save and revitalize our landmarks for 50 years.  To commemorate this 50th anniversary of our founding we are celebrating with dinner and party at the newly restored Marriott Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown.  We will be celebrating the opening of this beautiful hotel in the former Union Trust Company building, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets. This is a major success story for Cincinnati, and we are delighted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in such high style.

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets

($150 per person)

call 513-721-4506 Ext. 2


You can find out more from the following websites.

Disclosure: I was compensated to help share get the word out about this information. All opinions are my own. 


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