Win a Week in Washington D.C.

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America is working with the Washington Workshops Foundation to send essay contest winner to a congressional seminar in our nations capital. The seminar runs from June 20-26, 2015 and is open to current high school students. The program will focus on the legislative branch, federal government, international affairs, the role of the media and the must-see attractions of Washington, D.C. Applications for this incredible opportunity are due on December 1st. Click Here to download the application.
Send applications to:
Cynthia Cole, President
NSCDA-OH
The Betts House
416 Clark Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Through the Lens: Over-The-Rhine, Our Architectural Gem Now Open!

The Betts House is pleased to announce its fall exhibit, Through the Lens: Over-the-Rhine, Our Architectural Gem, on view September 2, 2014 through November 22, 2014. The exhibit will showcase works that focus on Over-the-Rhine architecture by several photographers, including professional David Parks and a student group, New Voices.  Photographs will include broad views and detailed images of the life and architecture of Over-the-Rhine.

David Parks’ photography will focus on the renovations taking place at the Jackson Brewery, also known as the Metal Blast Building, located at the end of Elm Street on the hillside. The building, built in 1862, has been re purposed many times in its lifetime, and the renovations currently taking place will return it to its original purpose as a brewery, preserving as much of the original structure and beauty as can be saved.


The New Voices students, thirteen Sycamore High School students and seven members of the Gospal City Mission Exodus program, ventured out into the rapidly changing neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine to explore sites of interest. Through the Lens contains a selection of images produced by each participant, along with excerpts of discussions inspired by the photographs. The Exodus program assists men recovering from substance dependency by using a faith based approach to recovery. The photographs were used as prompts for discussing participants’ views on the neighborhood, community relations, and the process of recovery from dependency.  

Kroger Rewards: Support the Betts House when you shop at Krogers!

Earn money for the Betts House while you shop at Krogers! It is easy to do, no cost to you and a great help to the Betts House! Support the Betts House by connecting your Kroger Rewards card to the Betts House on the list of reward charity options. Every time you use your reward card, Krogers will donate a portion of your purchase to the Betts House.

  • Register your rewards card online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Click Sign In/Register, go to SIGN UP TODAY in New Customer box if you are not already an online customer.
  • Follow the instructions to set up your account and password, input you rewards card number.
  • Enter the Betts House NPO number : 18323 or see the list of nonprofits to find us on the list.
  • If your rewards number is listed with your phone number and you do not know the rewards card number, call 1-800-576-4377
Thank you!! We appreciate your help in supporting this special little gem of a place!

Returning Winter of 2014-2015: Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

Due to popular Demand the Betts House Museum is proud to bring back the Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer exhibit in January 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor. Watch for details coming soon. 

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