Thursday, October 9, 2008

Weekend Warm-Up: October 10 – 12

My recommendations for something to do this weekend

First I’d like to point out that October is the last month of the season for ARCHITREKS. This weekend there are Over the Rhine walking tours on Saturday at 11:00 AM leaving from Coffee Emporium and on Sunday at 11:00 AM leaving from Findlay Market. A tour of Clifton starts at 2:00 on Saturday from corner of Middleton & Rawson Woods Lane.

Saturday, October 11 is Fire House Day. Stop by your local Fire Station for an open house from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. (Link is to a PDF file.)

Sunday, October 12 is Memorial Hall’s Centennial Celebration (via CityKin):
A new generation of Greater Cincinnatians will have the opportunity to participate in a traditional German-American Saengerfest when Memorial Hall celebrates its centennial on October 12.German immigrants originally introduced the Saengerfest, a traditional German choral and music festival, to Cincinnati in the mid-19th century. The Saengerfest continued to be a regular part of Cincinnati cultural life for more than 100 years, and eventually gave rise to popular musical events such as the Cincinnati May Festival. Over-the-Rhine in general and Memorial Hall in particular served as centers of the Saengerfest until the hall fell on hard times after World War II. The revived Saengerfest will serve as the climax of day-long events to mark the 100th Anniversary of Memorial Hall's dedication this October.

Activities begin at 11:00 a.m. and include:
- Musical presentations in the Washington Park Gazebo
- Civil War Re-enactors in Washington Park
- Informational presentations in the Memorial Hall Theater and lobby
- Saengerfest and Rededication presented by Queen City Concert Band at 4:00 p.m.
- 1940s-era USO Dance presented by Green Hills American Legion Band 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All activities are free and open to the public except a $10 "cover charge" for the USO-style dance. Souvenir programs also will be available for $5.

Memorial Hall is Hamilton County’s monument to the service and sacrifice of its war veterans. The hall, at 1225 Elm Street just south of Music Hall, is a building of national significance for its architecture and its cultural heritage. Designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons, the military statues below the pediment were created by Clement Barnhorn. The spectacular mural in the auditorium was executed by Francis Pedretti.

That's it from me . . . other than the UC vs Rutgers game. Remember, kickoff is at noon.

1 comment:

Kellie said...

Hi Dan!

I picked up a book this week from the library, The Civil War Love Letter Quilt by Rosemary Youngs, and the first section includes letters from Rutherford B. Hayes to his wife Lucy.

I started my own blog a few months ago, so you can lurk on mine from time to time like I do on yours.