The Over-the-Rhine Museum inspires understanding and respect for the people who have created and lived in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood by working with visitors and community members to uncover, present, and preserve their stories in an immersive experience.



Our museum will be housed in a historic tenement, and will use the stories of that building's residents to explore the larger history of urban America. It will be a vibrant and flexible space that will invite and welcome people of all backgrounds to share the diverse history of Over-the-Rhine. We will engage our community in an ongoing dialogue to interpret the stories of individuals, the built environment, and the neighborhood. We look forward to being an active hub of conversations and collaborations. 



  • Laying a strong institutional foundation through sound financial planning, board development, and audience engagement.

  • Spreading the word through successful public programs and robust media coverage. 

  • Refining our oral history project to capture more neighborhood stories.

  • Creating a portable pop-up exhibit for public events and festivals to engage the public in a broad range of Over-the-Rhine’s stories. 

  • Fundraising to secure our new home.