The evolution of Cincinnati has seen the development of public spaces of all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of a dynamic city. In keeping with ArchiNATI’s 2013 theme of ‘Citizen Space’ this event looks at a number of public spaces, some of which are still evolving with us today and some that can only be accessed through the institutional memory of the Cincinnati Library.
Patricia Van Skaik, Manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, will give a presentation in the Tower Room on the third floor of the Main Library. Her talk will focus on significant public spaces in Cincinnati such as popular parks in the nineteenth century like Lincoln Park, home the Red Stockings in 1857, but was demolished many years ago. Her speech will touch on public spaces in the central business districts and the area around Fountain Square, as well as markets and the original public library of Cincinnati. A light lunch and reproductions of historic postcards will be provided for the attendees. After the presentation the group will visit the library’s exhibition on its history and treasures. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for an open conversation with Patricia about her presentation and the Library’s collection.
Gathering Places: A History of Cincinnati’s Citizen Spaces
| “A Journey into Cincinnati’s Past”
Explore Cincinnati’s rich history of public spaces through the collections of the Main Public Library. Talk, Tour and Lunch provided.
Main Public Library, 800 Vine Street, 45202 (In the Tower Room)
WEDNESDAY, OCT 9TH | 11:30AM-1:00 PM
Event is Free and Open to the Public
Registration Not Required but Welcomed at archinatihistory.eventbrite.com