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It's a must go! This year's Krohn Conservatory Holiday show, The Return of Trains, Trestles and Traditions is one of the best ever! Plan to take you family before it closes on January 6.
The show will appeal to all ages, but especially to train lovers and gardeners. It's absolutely a treat! Trains wander over bridges and through tunnels and covered bridges, including the favorite, Tommy the Train. All are LGB trains that use "G"scale, a larger size that children can see more easily amongst the poinsettias, amaryllis', cyclamens and evergreens. The size is also perfect with flowers for garden railroading.
Applied Imagination brought all their talents to bear in designing the layout and building the miniature replicas of outstanding Cincinnati landmarks. Even more interesting is that they are built out of natural materials. The Roebling Suspension Bridge is made of bark...who would have thought that it looks like stone when placed in this display? Try to identify the historical buildings that have been recreated by Applied Imagination for the event.
Buildings are, in order, Ault Park Pavilion, Union Terminal, Taft Museum, Eden Park Gazebo, Eden Park Water Tower, Krohn Conservatory. Tommy the Train is going by the Batavia Train Station.
Thank you to the Cincinnati Parks, Krohn Conservatory and all the sponsors giving this gift to Cincinnati citizens for the holidays.
.Butterflies Return to Krohn Conservatory - Thru June 24
Krohn Conservatory again is hosting its popular spring time butterfly show, this year titled "On the Wings of Harmony." Sponsorships from Procter and Gamble and Macy's help make the show possible. Visitors will be treated to vibrant, colorful butterflies from every continent on earth, except Antarctica. The butterflies are in free flight throughout the display, landing on flowers and everyone's brightly colored clothing. It's delightful!
Cincinnati Nature Center Again in the News!
Earlier this fall the Cincinnati Nature Center was touted for following up on its leadership in the "No Child Left Inside" movement by opening its new play area for young children. Now the Krippendorf Estate has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
They were recognized for both its unique landscape and for the Krippendorf Lodge. Carl Krippendorf is nationally recognized for his knowledge as a horiculturalist. He also was very actively involved in the architectural design of the building. It is representative of the shingle style, popular in the late 1800's.
If you have hiked the woods at the Nature Center, you know how beautiful the terrain is there. Over the years, thousands of daffodils were planted so the hillsides and meadows simply glow on a sunny spring day.
The Krippendorf Lodge currently houses the offices of the Nature Center on the second floor and serves as a reception and meeting center on the first. Take time to visit there and imagine what life must have been like for the Krippendorfs in the early 1900's, before there was electricity or cars. What a great gift this was to our city!
Mt Airy Forest added to National Register of Historic Places
Mt. Airy Forest, and much of the Cincinnati Park System as a whole, has been documented to be historically significant. The recent placement of Mt. Airy Forest on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service is a way of recognizing this importance...a fitting way to celebrate its 100th Annniversary!
The National Register is a prestigious list of the country’s most significant historic sites. Mt. Airy Forest is now officially recognized as nationally significant. Historic documentation of the entire Cincinnati Park system provided part of the context for the listing of Mt. Airy Forest, recognizing the historic significance of the Cincinnati Park system as a whole, setting the stage for future nominations of either individual sites within the park system, or multiple sites.
The documentation of Mt. Airy Forest found that the period of significance was 1911-1959, and that it is significant for numerous reasons, including that the park:
- Is the first, or one of the first, municipal reforestation projects in the nation
- Is known for its depression-era development under federal WPA and CWA programs
- Is significant for its employment of African-American Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor that provided the manpower to build much of the park (and who were stationed in the park)
- Has landscape architecture significance through its association with noted early 20th Century designer, George Kessler and State Forester, Edmund Secrest
- Has architecture of the "rustic" design mode
- Features remarkable quality craftsmanship of its buildings and its association with R. Carl Freund, the Cincinnati Park Board's most prolific architect and designer of 37 park buildings between 1930 and 1959.
Great Outdoor Weekend - September 24-25
The Cincinnati Great Outdoor Weekend, an initiative of Green Umbrella presents a diverse sampling of nature activities in Greater Cincinnati the weekend of September 24-35. There will be environmental education and outdoor recreation activities at over 51 sites around the area. It's all part of a push to get all of us, especially kids, enjoying the outdoors.
Activities that sounded fun to me:
•Oiley Oiley Ocen FREE! Backyard Games at Burnet Woods Valley shelter. Sunday 1-3pm
•Great ARTdoors - Seeing Nature through the Arts at Gorman Heritage Farm and Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Saturday and Sunday, 10-4pm
•Be a Nature Detective at Woodland Mound - Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm
•Nature Scavenger Hunt and Critter Hike - Children's Meeting House Montessori School, Saturday 9-3pm
•Historic / Scientific Hike and Fossil Identification at Big Bone Lick State Park -Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm
For a copy of the brochure, detailing over 75 activities, go to great outdoor weekend brochure
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