The Mariemont Preservation Foundation (MPF) is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the unique qualities of the Village of Mariemont, which is located 10 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio
MPF seeks to reaffirm the principles of town planning that made Mariemont a “National Exemplar” which earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and National Historic Landmark status in 2007.
MPF PRESIDENT’S REPORT for 2016
This past year, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of Mariemont’s incorporation as a village, and in a mere six years, we will be celebrating our 100th birthday! In April of 1923, Mary Emery broke ground with her silver shovel to begin construction on her New Town. These milestones served as a reminder of the rich history we enjoy and underscored for me the important role organizations like MPF play in preserving and providing information about our heritage.
It was a busy and productive year for the Mariemont Preservation Foundation. Our docents conducted walking tours and gave presentations to groups ranging from elementary school classes and Cub Scouts to senior citizens. Several Board members were involved in planning and marketing the 75th Anniversary events, including creating a Facebook page. MPF again organized the annual Taste of Mariemont as a gift to the Village, and this year the event included pony rides, music, and games in addition to the delicious food. MPF also produced a series of four jigsaw puzzles with seasonal images of Village landmarks created by Joe Stoner, and we continue to offer a variety of print publications and official Mariemont flags.
In 2016, MPF financially supported a number of projects that contributed to education or preservation in the Village. Specifically, we made donations to the Woman’s Art Club summer program ($1500) and loft area rehab ($7500), Dr. Ken Tankersley ($1000), the Mariemont Town Crier for production of a special 75th anniversary issue ($5000), and to the Village of Mariemont for the July celebration of the 75th anniversary. We continue to gather oral histories, archive historic documents and photos, and work to preserve our rich history. Thank you to all our members for helping us in our endeavors!
In 2016 we gave:
Dr. Ken Tankersley $1,000 for Publication of book
Woman’s Art Club $1,500 for Summer programs Mariemont Town Crier $5,000 for Special 75th Anniversary Edition Woman’s Art Club $7,500 for Loft area renovations Village of Mariemont $1,000 for 75th Anniversary Celebration
Claire Kupferle, President