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On The Ground: Soapbox celebrates Walnut Hills at Stowe House event

Speaker Sue Plummer, Walnut Hills resident and local historian

Speaker Chris DeSimio, President of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc.

Speaker Christopher Phillips, UC Professor and Dept. of History chairperson and author of The Rivers Ran Backwards

Robert Gioelli, UC Blue Ash Assistant Professor of History and "Rethinking Porkopolis" curator

The event was moderated by longtime Walnut Hills resident Kathryne Gardette.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House will undergo extensive renovations in 2017.


On the evening of Dec. 14, more than 50 attendees, organizers and speakers gathered at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House to celebrate the “Historic Legacy of Walnut Hills.”
 
An esteemed panel of history enthusiasts led the evening’s discussion, which included a tour of the Beecher-Stowe House preceding extensive renovations, which will begin next year. Speakers included:
 
  • Chris DeSimio, President of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc.
  • Sue Plummer, President of the Walnut Hills Historical Society
  • Christopher Phillips, UC Professor and Dept. of History chairperson and author of The Rivers Ran Backwards
The event also featured Robert Gioelli, UC Blue Ash Assistant Professor of History and curator of the Stowe House’s current exhibit, “Rethinking Porkopolis.” Walnut Hills resident and advocate Kathryne Gardette moderated, and food was provided by Gomez Salsa Cantina in Walnut Hills.
 
Click below to hear an audio recording of the discussion, which was part of Soapbox’s continuing On The Ground neighborhood series. Audio recording courtesy of Soapbox partners and local documentarians, CincyStories.

Part 1: Chris DeSimio, President of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc.


Part 2: Sue Plummer, President of the Walnut Hills Historical Society


Part 3: Christopher Phillips, UC Professor and Dept. of History chairperson and author of The Rivers Ran Backwards


Part 4: Question & Answer


On The Ground in Walnut Hills is underwritten by Place Matters partners LISC and United Way and the neighborhood nonprofit Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation who are collectively working together for community transformation. Additional support is provided by Neyer Properties Baldwin Development. Data and analysis is provided by The Economics Center. Prestige AV and Creative Services is Soapbox’s official technology partner.
 

Read more articles by Hannah Purnell.

Hannah Purnell is an NKU grad and lifelong Northern Kentuckian who writes extensively about regional issues with a focus on advocacy and inclusion. Her other interests include hot yoga, presidential history and fantasy football.
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