Annual Summer Picnic
and "wave Goodbye" to our students
Sunday August 18
John Nolen Pavilion in Mariemont
6000 Mariemont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45227 across from the swimming pool
The Harvard Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, lemonade and tableware.
Please bring a dish to share: A-M salad, N-Z dessert.
Cost for adults and teens is $5/person payable "at the door". Children, Harvard students and their accompanying family members are free.
Please RSVP by August 16 with the online RSVP below or by email to Robert Sorscher.
All Harvard University graduates, affiliates and students along with your families and friends are cordially invited. Come enjoy a casual and fun afternoon at Nolen Pavilion. Look for us in the shelter across from the Mariemont swimming pool. There will be yard games for the young and young at heart. Use the pool parking lot.
Harvard has a strong connection to this spot. This is the Madisonville archeological site, one of the most famous in North America. Miami Bluff Drive follows earthworks which may be an ancient serpent mound, with the head surrounding a Native American cemetery at the current site of the Mariemont pool. It was excavated by Dr. Charles Metz, with financial support and able-bodied students from Harvard's Peabody Museum around 1887-1913. In 2013, the University of Cincinnati uncovered a Fort Ancient long house just under the bluff dating from 1610-1670. Mariemont has built a museum to house artifacts from the UC excavations. Many artifacts from the early digs are in storage at the Peabody Museum. Check out the history marker near the Pavilion.
Nolen Pavilion is in the charming Village of Mariemont, just 15 minutes from Downtown. Designated a National Historic Landmark community, its tree-lined streets and Tudor-style buildings will remind you of quaint English garden neighborhoods. Local philanthropist Mary Emery used her fortune to support the Cincinnati Zoo, catalyze the creation of Children’s Hospital, and build an entire wing of the Cincinnati Art Museum to house art she had collected. Her biggest undertaking, however, was the creation of the “model town” of Mariemont. Appalled by the unsanitary housing conditions in downtown Cincinnati, she funded a “national exemplar”, which would be planned in every detail to provide its residents with a high quality of life. Mrs. Emery and Charles Livingood, her business manager, hired John Nolen, an internationally known town planner. The village was built in just two years, 1924-26. Originally intended to include all economic classes, cost overruns drove rents higher than expected and Mariemont developed as a middle-class enclave linked to the job-dense industrial areas of Oakley and Norwood. Click for a Walking Tour of Mariemont
Questions? Please drop a note to organizer Robert Sorscher.
4:30PM - 6:30PM Sun 18 Aug 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )
John Nolen Pavilion across from the Mariemont swimming pool
6000 Mariemont Ave.
Mariemont, OH 45227
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Look Who's Coming:
Bringing my family with me! (+3)
Wright State University