When working on the theater exhibit, we discovered this lovely picture of Jennie Curtis. We know she acted in an Eastern stock company and was the niece of Col. George L. Phillips and cousin of Mrs. John (Jennie Beale) Grafft. We are guessing that the picture is from the late 1890s or early 1900s. Can anyone help us with information on Jennie Curtis?
We have three special programs planned for this spring that you will want to be sure to attend:
- Steven M. Nolt, professor of history at Goshen College, Indiana, and author of several well-acclaimed books about the Amish, including the 2013 publication, “The Amish”, the companion to the PBS American Experience program, will speak in Hamilton 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Butler County Historical Society’s Emma Ritchie’s Auditorium. This program is offered through the collaboration of the Butler County Historical Society, MetroParks of Butler County, and the Friends of Chrisholm and is free and open to all. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Amish and in particular the now-extinct Amish Settlement of Butler County.
- On Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to learn about our early history through the eyes of Robert McClellan, when George McClellan talks on Perilous Paths, Butler County’s Role in the Westward Expansion. The McClellans were early settlers in Hamilton and the talk will focus on life in the United States in the early 1800s.
- Our Thursday, May 8, Jim Blount will present his talk “Let’s Go to the Movies: Hamilton’s Theaters from Silent to Sound.” This talk will be at 7 p.m. Plan on coming early to view the BCHS exhibit The Theaters of Butler County.
All three of the events will be in the Emma Ritchie Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
For more information, call us at 513-896-9930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.