We’re Headed to the Ohio River

We are happy to announce that this coming summer (summer 2019), the Secret History project will be doing fieldwork on the Ohio River. We’ll be starting in Pittsburgh, traveling through Steubenville, Wheeling, Parkersburg, Huntington, Ashland, Cincinnati, Louisville, Owensboro, Evansville, and more than a hundred river communities in between.

“To teach how to live without certainty…” by Anokarina

We will also be staging a 6-month show at the Portland Museum in Louisville’s Portland waterfront district from February to August.

The “Tank Farm” by Zach Frailey
Cincinnati’s John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge by Mobilus In Mobili
Downtown Mingo Junction, OH by John F. Novotny
Follow Ohio river / sky ablaze by Flickrized
Pittsburgh’s Point taken from the West End Park by Brook Ward
Oh Becky, what have we done? by Mike
Ohio River Greenway Project by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Stacks down and casting off by Mike

We hope you can meet us somewhere along the river, or at least follow us here or on social media during our journey. 

3 comments for “We’re Headed to the Ohio River

  1. December 28, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I’d love to speak with you about the effect the Ohio River has had on me. I’ve retired from a long career of international diplomacy, business and economic, traveled the world but chose to move back to my home village on the Ohio a few years ago to open a cafe. My home town is just upriver from Cincinnati called New Richmond, Ohio I’m a bit of a local Ohio River history nut and I am so proud to have learned that New Richmond was widely known as a ‘hell hole of abolitionists’ for much of the 19th century. I”M sending you a link to a short paper I wrote a few years back about how being born and raised on the banks of the Ohio is deeply embedded in my dna. http://www.robertlees.org/ohio-river-roots. My brother owns and operates a harbor on the river. More info on my hometown can be found at http://www.newrichmond.org/history. Would love to meet you or speak to you by phone. Regards, Bob

    • December 28, 2018 at 6:54 am

      Robert, that will be great. I can’t wait to talk with you. We’ll be in New Richmond at the end of July.

  2. March 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Wes – Hope you can stop at Holiday Point Marina this summer, MM 338.9 RDB, very near the Greenup Locks. We live on the Ohio and hope to see you go by. Or meet you! Sincerely, Rebecca Hall

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