Welcome to MHS
Museums & Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati, or MHS, is a consortium of like-minded organizations with similar missions. Here, you will find information about a variety of local institutions and resources around Greater Cincinnati that help make Cincinnati a cultural gem, such as:
* historical societies
* historic homes
* historic sites
Settled in 1788, Cincinnati was considered the first American boomtown in the heart of the country, rivaling larger coastal cities in the early 19th century in both size and wealth. As the city grew from canals and trains to streetcars and inclines, development sprawled across the nearby hills, bluffs, and low ridges, building a significant metropolitan area. The surrounding region, extending throughout southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky, contains a wealth of treasures that trace the culture and history of the area.
Visitors to the variety of historical sites and museums around the area will find all aspects of the region's history, including:
* natural history
* and so much more...
There are myriad small and large communities around the Greater Cincinnati region whose own histories are an integral part of the development of the region and which make Cincinnati a vibrant place to live, work, and visit.
Today, this vital cultural legacy is preserved by the many organizations devoted to keeping and telling the history of Greater Cincinnati, many of whom are members of the Museums & Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati. We celebrate this rich, diverse area, and we sincerely hope that visiting our sites will impart an appreciation of the Tri-State area's colorful natural and cultural history.