Mt. Healthy Living History Day – Oct 7

Come See Mt. Healthy history come to life.

Living history will be included as Mt. Healthy’s celebrates its bicentennial.  One of the persons to be portrayed is one of the five men from Mt. Healthy who enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts.  Also featured will feature Marshall P.H. Jones, who gave the closing address for the disbanding of Cincinnati’s Black Brigade, and who presented the sword and company flag to Cmdr Dickson.  Jones was a resident of Mt. Healthy. 

The event takes place at the Mt. Healthy Historical Society Museum at 1546 McMakin St. and goes from 1 – 4 pm.  Guides will walk you to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Two hundred years of Mount Healthy history will come alive on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7th from 12 noon to 4 pm.  Tours start at intervals from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning at the Mt. Healthy History Museum, 1546 McMakin. It will be an afternoon filled with history, heritage and culture as we turn back the clock and celebrate Mt. Healthy’s rich past. Costumed actors will share the personal stories of Mt. Healthy settlers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and soldiers through the first person voices of the notable individuals or their families. Sponsored by Mt. Healthy Historical Society. Of note : one of five Mt. Healthy men to enlist in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and Marshal P.H. Jones, who served in the Cincinnati Black Brigade and who is memorialized at Smale Park presenting the company flag and sword to Colonel Dickson at the disbanding of the unit. Jones’ oration at that occasion was recorded in Peter Clark’s history of the brigade.
More information on our Facebook page Mt. Healthy Bicentennial: Day of Living History.

If anyone specializes in the 54th Massachusetts or the Cincinnati Black Brigade, please contact Karen Arnett at 513-377-1976.  The  Mt. Healthy Historical Society could use assistance and consultation to make sure the best preparation is done for depicting the two men connected with these two groups. 


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