11349 Reed Hartman Hwy.
Blue Ash, OH 45241
Phone: (513) 530-5999
Fax: (513) 530-0179
Arts & Museums
Step back in time to this 19th century village with eleven historic country buildings which include a train station, a doctor's office, a log house, and other buildings from various parts of Southwestern Ohio. Open May thru October.
Established in 1944, the Voice of America Bethany Relay Station transmitted American radio programs abroad. After 50 years of functioning during and post World War II, the station was made home to National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. Featuring extensive collection of wireless media artifacts, vintage programs and equipments used at the radio station, the museum makes for an interesting visit.
This distinct 19th-century Italianate style structure was built in 1865 and is the former home of John Pattison, the 43rd governor of Ohio. Promont House was gifted to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society in 1984 by James Kirgan. It has gardens and benches that offer a nice view of the building and the grounds. This historic house museum is decked up in Victorian furnishings and features a huge stained glass window near the entrance, Italian marble fireplaces, unique frieze in every room and a large tower. The tour consists of the three floors and the magnificent tower.
The home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, is operated as a cultural and educational center which promotes black history.
Experience the only public sign museum in America.
You'll find the Cincinnati Art Museum nestled in scenic Eden park. Inside is a collection that spans 60,000 works and 6000 years, including pieces from Greece Rome, America, Africa, and the East. The collection also spans a range of mediums, from paintings to sculpture and more. There's even a gallery dedicated to Cincinnati natives. Come in for free admission every day.
Period furnishings within this Italianate-style house museum reflect the lifestyle of a prosperous industrialist during the Gilded Age in Hamilton. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled in the Over the Rhine neighborhood, Jack Wood Gallery commemorates vintage poster art. Its collection from the early-19th and mid-20th Century offers a glimpse into the city's glorious past as a hub for printing companies. Each poster represents a lithographic and graphic design landmark with a historical significance and aesthetic pleasure. They are categorized into varied subjects such as American Literary, Movies, Food, Belle Epoque, World War and Travel, and are renowned among art collectors and culture connoisseurs.
The Taft Museum of Art is, for any art enthusiast, an enriching and exciting collection house. Settled in a 19th century National Historic Landmark structure, called the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, the museum is a delightful collection of sorted art from all over the world. The museum is rather small but its collections and exhibits have earned it a place among some of the best in the country. Its collections include porcelain artifacts, European and American paintings, decorative artifacts from the world over, furniture, sculpture and works of art by Rembrandt, Goya, Reynolds, Gainsborough and many more greats. The museum also houses some highly regarded murals from before the Civil War that were made by Robert S. Duncanson. Today, apart from its regular exhibitions, the museum also hosts a number of events including a photography exhibition, music events, workshops, educational programs and more. Do call ahead or check their website for further details.
Making headlines with its groundbreaking and daring exhibits, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati went so far as to be called into court to defend the First Amendment. Although the exhibits themselves may stir up mixed emotions, the venue itself is calm and inviting with spacious, well-lit rooms on the second floor of the Mercantile Building. Visit the website to know more about upcoming exhibits and events.
Exhibits in this 1907 National Register firehouse include early leather fire buckets, an 1808 fire drum, and the oldest surviving fire engine in Cincinnati, a Hunneman hand pumper.
Celebrates and honors those that have provided the foundation for classical music in America.