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Rep. Isaacsohn Celebrates America 250 Grants in Cincinnati, Hamilton County

June 1, 2024
Dani Isaacsohn News

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dani Isaacsohn (D-Cincinnati) today joins the Ohio Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America 250-Ohio Commission) in announcing $150K in grants to support seven artistic, historical, and educational endeavors in Cincinnati and Hamilton County to help celebrate America’s 250th birthday in 2026.

"Cincinnati is truly an All-American city with so much fantastic history to celebrate,” said Rep. Isaacsohn. “These grants from the America 250-Ohio Commission will help fund numerous projects in Cincinnati and Hamilton County that commemorate important Ohio and American history. As we look forward to building a better future in Ohio, it is crucial that we look back and recognize the 250 years of history that came before us.”

In total, $150K has been awarded to seven separate projects in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The purpose of the grants is to draw attention to the achievements, struggles, honors, and innovations of Ohioans while celebrating America’s semiquincentennial. The projects include:

  • An exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrating two nationally recognized Ohio artists, Nancy Rexroth and Charley Harper.
  • The installation of 31 commemorative plaques at Findlay Market, the state’s oldest continuously operated market that consistently ranks among the best in the country.
  • The creation of a new tour at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House focused on the religious aspect of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life and works.
  • The expansion of the Duncanson Artist in Residence program at the Taft Museum of Art.
  • A collaborative partnership between the Wyandotte Nation and the University of Cincinnati to develop a historic marker series across 13 Ohio communities to celebrate and recognize the last tribe in Ohio, the Wyandotte people.
  • The development of a new book series, “Thinking About Ohio,” published by the University of Cincinnati Press.
  • The restoration of the Norwood Indian Mound, including a new historical marker, native plant landscaping, and the development of an educational “history walk.”

The America 250-Ohio Commission was established by the General Assembly in 2022 to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Grants are available to non-profit, educational, and local governmental organizations to support educational and commemorative programming about the 250th anniversary of the independence and founding of the United States.