Building upon assets from a 2018 FOTOFOCUS exhibition created by J. Miles Wolf in partnership with Cincinnati Skirball Museum, “A Walk Through History” features current, former, and now extinct places of worship around Cincinnati’s West End and Downtown core. Each of three tour routes highlights four to six historic and currently active sites which correspond to stunning photographic images created by Wolf.
Wolf culled synagogue and community archives, libraries, and personal local collections for historic photographs to combine with his stunning new images, bringing back to life the forgotten places of worship used by previous generations of Cincinnati Jews. For natives, this will be a walk down memory lane. For newcomers, it provides a glimpse into the past of the city we have come to call home. For all of us, this important visual history of immigrants who helped to build Cincinnati from a small river town to one of the largest and most influential cities of the nineteenth century is sure to have a lasting impact.
The tours can be enjoyed as both guided and self-guided experiences. Routes range from 1.5mi - 2.6mi, and should last approximately 45-90 minutes, depending on pace. We encourage you to visit here for complete photography archive and downloadable digital map.
To schedule an in-person guided tour, please click here.
Created by ish Festival in partnership with Cincinnati Skirball Museum and J. Miles Wolf. This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, A State affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sponsor: Proudly sponsored by ish, Skirball Museum, and Ohio Humanities