Calendar Event

Museums as Vehicles For Social Change

Over-the-Rhine Museum welcomes founder of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Mercantile Library
414 Walnut St #1100
Cincinnati, Oh 45202

Doors: 5:30 p.m.
Talk: 6:00 p.m.

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Suggested donation of $5 at door.


Ruth Abram is the founder of the award winning Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, as well as the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, the National Women’s Agenda and Coalition and the Institute on Women’s History. In 2014 she founded Behold! New Lebanon, the nation’s first living museum of contemporary rural American life. Ruth is an honored preservationist and historian who brings to light the relationship between history and social change. She has consulted on historic interpretation for museums around the world, and most recently is the 2015 winner of the J.M. Kaplan Fund Innovation Award.

The Over-the-Rhine Museum, based on the model of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, is a museum in the making that will provide an immersive heritage experience in Cincinnati’s most celebrated historic neighborhood. The museum will present visitors with a unique, hands-on encounter with the history of Over-the-Rhine, and will tell the story of this diverse community through public programs and innovative research initiatives. 

This event is generously funded by Ohio Humanities and American Legacy Tours. Additional support has been provided by Patricia Feghali, Attorney at Law. Promotional support has been provided by Cincinnati Preservation Association, Cincinnati Preservation Collective, The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, The Over-the-Rhine Foundation and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Event Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 5:30pm