The Betts House Shakes Things UpPosted: 1 September 2011 | Author: Nicholas Cristofaro | Filed under: Events | Tags: ArchiNATI, Architecture, Betts House, CF3, Cincinnati, New Madrid Fault, The Big Shake | Leave a comment »
Cincinnati’s oldest brick house, The Betts House, will be hosting an exhibit that has turned out be quite timely for the people of Cincinnati in light of the recent earthquake that shook the east coast. Having proven its own durability over the past couple hundred years, the Betts House seems an appropriate venue for the exhibit, “The Big Shake – How the 1811 New Madrid Earthquakes Rocked the Ohio River Valley“. The exhibit details the Ohio Valley’s seismic history, our relationship to the New Madrid Fault line and how building design has evolved to resist the tremendous forces of an earthquake. The exhibit runs from September 24th to May31st, 2012.
During the week of ArchiNATI, October 14th to the 21st, The Betts House has graciously volunteered to support the efforts ArchiNATI. The House will be open Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th from 12:30-5 with free admission. During the week, the House is open from 11-2 Tuesday with $2 admission, Wednesday and Thursday. Please drop by to see this amazing piece of Cincinnati’s architectural history and the special exhibit that they are hosting this season.
(Updated 26 September 2011 with revised hours and admission charge information.)