TRAVELING EXHIBITS

To schedule an exhibit or for questions, contact 513-651-0734 or info@TheBettsHouse.org

Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries was awarded a 2015 Outstanding Achievement award by the Ohio Local History Alliance. The exhibit panels are available to travel to  other venues and events.

The Big Shake: How the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes Rocked the Ohio River Valley
**On view at the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, January - June, 2013**

The traveling exhibition content is organized into three thematic sections: geology, history, and engineering. Venues may elect to have the entire exhibit or specific sections.

The complete exhibit consists of 21 gator-board panels 36”x36” or 28”x36”. The panel count by section is as follows:

  • Intro, 1 panel, 36”x36”
  • Geology: 5 panels, 36”x36” (4 general geology, 1 NMSZ focus) and 1 framed USGS hazard map of the NMSZ 20”x24”
  • History: 7 panels, 36”x36” (1 panel is specifically about Cincinnati so it does not have to travel with the exhibit)
  • Engineering: 2 panel, 36”x36” 5 panels, 28”x36”
  • Closing, 1 panel, 28”x36”
This exhibit won a History Outreach Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance, the Public History Award from the Ohio Academy of History, and the Best Exhibit Award (budget under $500,000) from the Ohio Museums Association.


From Tenements to Townhouses: Multi-Family Housing in Cincinnati
**Available**

13 gatorboard panels 36" wide by 27" tall

The exhibit explores the physical structures and social context of multi-family housing in Cincinnati and how it evolved over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This exhibit won a History Outreach Award from the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums and The Griffin Yeatman Award from the Hamilton County Recorder’s Office.

The exhibit includes buildings in the following neighborhoods: Camp Washington, Clifton, Downtown, Greenhills, Hyde Park, Mariemont, Mt. Adams, Mt. Auburn, Norwood, Over the Rhine, Price Hill, South Fairmont, Walnut Hills, West End


More Great Cincinnati Families at Home
**Available**

9 gatorboard panels 36" wide by 27" tall

The exhibit includes the residences of the Emery, Gamble-Werk-Oskamp, Longworth-Anderson, and Maxwell-Schmidlapp-Graydon families.

This exhibit won a History Outreach Award from the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums.

The exhibit includes buildings in the following neighborhoods: Avondale, Downtown, East Walnut Hills, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Montgomery, and Westwood


Great Cincinnati Families at Home
**Available**

9 gatorboard panels 36" wide by 27" tall

The exhibition features the private residences of the Taft, Probasco-Rowe, Hauck, and Huenefeld families.

This exhibit won a History Outreach Award from the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums.

The homes also represent many Cincinnati neighborhoods including Avondale, Clifton, Downtown, East Walnut Hills, Indian Hill, Mount Auburn, and the West End


Endangered Cincinnati: Can These Buildings Be Saved
**Available**

9 foamcore panels 36" wide by 27" tall

The exhibit showcases a selection of our endangered landmarks, the nature of the threats they face, their importance to the social and physical fabric of our community, and what could be done to save them.

The exhibit won an Education Award from the Ohio Historical Society

The exhibit includes buildings in the following neighborhoods: Clifton Heights, Corryville, Covington, East Price Hill, Greenhills, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Mt. Adams, Mt. Auburn, Newport, North Avondale, Over the Rhine, St. Bernard, South Fairmount, and Walnut Hills


Lost Cincinnati: Why Buildings Die
**Available**

8 foamcor panels 36” wide by 52” tall

The exhibit features some of Cincinnati’s lost buildings and explores the reasons why they no longer exist

This exhibit received an Educational Preservation Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association and a Public Education and Awareness Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society

The exhibit includes buildings in the following neighborhoods: Avondale, Camp Washington, Clifton Heights, Corryville, Downtown, East End, Glendale, Hyde Park, Oakley, Walnut Hills, and West End.


Cincinnati's Decorative Iron Age
**Available**

5 foamcor panels 24" wide by 86" tall
5 foamcor panels 24" wide by 63" tall
2 foamcor panels 24" wide by 24" tall
1 foamcor panel 24" wide by 69" tall
1 foamcor panels 48" wide by 18" tall

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