Anderson Senior Center

The Anderson Senior Center invited me to come speak on Friday, May 18th. As described in their publication, Senior Lifestyle, I discussed a little bit about what was involved in the various stages of the book project: research, writing, and recipes. I also provided a brief look at what downtown Cincinnati used to be like … [Read more…]

Green Township Historical Association

On Tuesday, May 15th, I gave a Lost Tea Rooms presentation at the Nathanael Greene Lodge. The Green Township Historical Association is a very friendly organization, and both female and male members attended my presentation. I was able to visit with the attendees both before and after my talk. While speaking with one group, I … [Read more…]

Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

The Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church was the setting of my talk on Thursday, May 10th. The Seniors invited me to share my stories and photos. There were some previous acquaintances in the audience: Nellie Goodridge, a former manager in Pogue’s Camargo Room, was very helpful when I was in my research phase for the book. … [Read more…]

I was invited back!

I was invited back to speak at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Wednesday, April 11th. Based on comments that people made after the presentation, I think everyone found the topics interesting. One woman said my talk was so enjoyable she would have liked it if I’d continued talking for another hour! The tables … [Read more…]

Price Hill Historical Society

The Price Hill Historical Society is an organization that’s been in existence for a very long time. According to an article I read in Heritage on the Hill, their newsletter, the group’s initial meeting took place on May 15, 1875 – a time when the residents were preparing to celebrate the soon-to-be-opened Price Hill Incline. … [Read more…]

A Fun Surprise

On March 21st, I opened up my email and found a note and surprise image from Sandra deVise. People who have gone down to the Cincinnati Museum Center over the years and made use of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives will know her better as Mickey. The Library, formerly known as The Cincinnati Historical … [Read more…]

A Repeat Performance!

The Seasons Retirement Communities in Kenwood asked me to come back and I was pleased to present my PowerPoint program on Monday, March 5th. The people in the audience – women and men! – enjoyed a lovely luncheon of tea sandwiches, assorted fresh fruit and desserts while I provided a brief look at what downtown … [Read more…]

Virginia Bakery Remembered

On Wednesday, January 21st, I did something a little bit different – I gave a presentation at the Taft Museum about one of my previous books, Virginia Bakery Remembered. There is a connection: As mentioned in Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati, the McAlpin’s Tea Room in the 1990s served bran muffins that were made … [Read more…]

Seasons Retirement Community

The Lunch & Learn class gathered at noon on Thursday, January 25th. I was invited to join them for the meal, and following that I spoke about Cincinnati’s bygone department stores and tearooms. There are a few new photos in my PowerPoint presentation that I think make the talk more interesting. It’s fun to hear … [Read more…]

Living on the Air in Cincinnati

There’s a new exhibit at the Main Library that’s downtown on Vine Street – Living on the Air in Cincinnati: Cincinnati’s Broadcasting History. As described on their website, “The Library is partnering with Media Heritage for an exhibit featuring photographs and original artifacts from local shows and stations. The exhibit will be on display in … [Read more…]