News and Events
Quiet, historic Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Compton Road was alive with visitors on October 7th, when around 250 people came to celebrate Mt. Healthy’s bicentennial with an afternoon of living history. A dozen actors donned period attire and adopted the personae of a number of that town’s notable figures - people like Gilbert Laboiteaux, who at the age of 10 (in 1830) carried the mail on horseback from downtown Cincinnati on the muddy trail that was then Hamilton Road, and Benjamin DeBaptiste, one of five Mt. Healthy men of color who served in the famed 54th Massachusetts Brigade, the first all-Black brigade in the Union Army. Though the actors were the highlight of the day, the event included exhibits and music on the grounds of the Mt. Healthy Museum.
For more photos of this event, please see the Mt. Healthy Bicentennial website's photo gallery.
On September 9, as part of Celebrate Mt. Healthy, we held our annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser. The weather was perfect, and a good crowd attended. Thank you to everyone who came, volunteered, or provided baked goods.
After much research and paperwork, Leland Hite and Robert T. Rhode unveiled the new historical marker commemorating the invention of the first reaper by Obed Hussey in 1835 in Springfield Township. The ceremony took place at the end of the old covered bridge, with a large crowd in attendance.