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Cincinnati has many hometown heroes. But there’s one you may not have heard of before—the USS Cincinnati. Learn more about the exhibit that is a tribute to all of the vessels to bear the Queen City's name along with the experience of a man who served on one of them.

Discover your roots at the Family History Fair

  • September 26, 2019 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
  • General
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The 26th annual Family History Fair is on October 5 at the Downtown Main Library. Learn more about this wonderful event and how you can reconnect with your family's past.

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This free exhibition of Cincinnatians in WWI features select original photographs from the Museum Center’s and Library's collection. It runs June 28 to September 29, and is located in the Ruthven Community Gallery at the Cincinnati Museum Center

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Reference Librarian Stephen Headley on the exciting discovery of newspaper columns from the late 1800s that highlight prominent African Americans in Cincinnati.

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It turns out you don't need a time machine to revisit all the mysteries of the past. Information & Reference Manager Ben Lathrop is here to explain why.

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In the early-to-mid 1900s, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County had two branches for Black community members, the Douglass Branch Library in Walnut Hills and the Stowe Branch Library in the West End. Relics from this history are on view at the West End Branch during May.

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It’s 11 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The parking lot outside the Green Township Branch Library is nearly full. Confused patrons wander to the desk. “Are you giving something away?” they say. “I could hardly find parking. What’s going on?” What’s going on is Green Township’s Genealogy Club.

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The Genealogy & Local History Department will be celebrating this important year in Cincinnati Reds baseball by partnering with the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to produce an exhibit in the Cincinnati Room featuring many items from both organizations’ collections. This exhibit will be on display from May 3 to July 28.