Local History Starts with You

HistoryForge combines historic maps and photos with census records of the people who lived in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, creating a unique way to visualize the history of this community in the early 20th Century.

Fourth Grade History Club at Spencer Center - 2018

Fourth Grade History Club at Spencer Center - 2018

People

Learn more about the people who lived in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, from information recorded in the U.S. Census. We are creating a database of people that can be searched from the website or exported for further research in other programs. As we enter more information you will be able to use the SEARCH below to find a person.

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Places

Learn about the places they lived and worked. We are creating a database of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, buildings using the information from historic maps (Sanborn fire insurance maps and others) as well as archival information. As we enter more building you will be able to use the SEARCH button below.

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Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs Building

Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women's Clubs Building


The HistoryForge project is an major initiative of The History Center in Tompkins County. Learn more at historyforge.github.io.

HistoryForge has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.