Lecture: Museums as Vehicles for Social Change

When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.

click to enlarge New York Tenement Museum founder Ruth Abram
New York Tenement Museum founder Ruth Abram

When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there. 

There is an active local nonprofit group trying to start the Over-the-Rhine Museum, modeled on the Tenement Museum but with a somewhat broader focus. It is sponsoring her Cincinnati visit, with funding from Ohio Humanities and American Legacy Tours. Its board members and supporters want Abram to use the lecture, already filled to capacity, to offer advice and insight. Read more Abram here
Ruth Abram speaks 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Mercantile Library. For more information on the  OVER-THE-RHINE MUSEUM : facebook.com/OTRmuseum .