MPF Accomplishments 2023

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This Centennial Year 2023, the Mariemont Preservation Foundation presents the significant Mary M. Emery Award to: The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
And a Certificate of Appreciation to honor:
Official Mariemont Town Crier, Bob Keyes -and-
The Mariemont Tree Advisory Board

  • Celebrated the 100 Year Anniversary of the exemplary Village of Mariemont in collaboration with the Centennial Committee and the Village Office. Park Improvement Projects and Centennial Events filled the calendar much to the enjoyment of the community.
  • Received Certificate of Appropriateness from the Architectural Review Board for both the Family Statuary shelter and the landscape design of the Dale Park Gardens.
  • Donations are appreciated for construction in 2024-25.
    Hosted the Centennial Rededication of the Groundbreaking; opened the Ferris House to the public; and served refreshments to attendees and dignitaries.
  • Met with descendants of pioneer settler Eliphalet Ferris, which provided a “two-sided” sharing of information.
  • Donated to the annual Arbor Day celebration which included a Centennial boulder/memorial plaque placed at the planting of a Northern Red Oak in the Mariemont Chapel lawn. Additional funding was provided by the Village Office and donations by members of the Tree Advisory Board.
  • Hosted the annual Taste of Mariemont with a top attendance of 400+ guests, 15 Mariemont organizations, and 8 Mariemont Restaurants. MPF provided a comprehensive display of our Founder, Mary Emery and her new town.
  • Welcomed 12 new Life Members to MPF in 2023, now totaling 100 Life Members achieved this Centennial year.
  • MPF volunteers have entered more than 40 Town Criers & 40 newspaper clippings into our database, making them accessible to researchers.
  • MPF Archivist researched for several Centennial projects and 6+ Town Crier articles and contributed to the hardware & software computer upgrades.
  • MPF received archival property: a book about the architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury and a silverplated, engraved tray and hinged box from Schwenkmeyer Estate.
  • MPF kickstarted the project to develop a Historic District Design Guideline manual for making exterior alterations and selecting roofing materials, shutters, and paint colors for the use of landlords and property owners in the district.
  • Hosted a book signing event at the Ferris House with local author Steven Early Jr. of “Amid the Honorable Plenty: The Story of Covalt’s Station, an Ohio Frontier Settlement 1790-1795”. Covalt’s Station location is present day Terrace Park.
  • MPF sponsored the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s Annual Fall Forum Lecture, featuring Bruce Stephenson who spoke on John Nolen. As part of the MPF Millard Roger’s Jr. Lecture Series, MPF hosted the Speaker’s Reception at the Mariemont Inn/The Exemplar Restaurant.
  • Presented the history of the Family Statuary to the Kiwanis Club with emphasis on the importance of preserving and protecting it by means of the Centennial Project.
  • Promoted the Centennial projects and provided a display of Mary Emery at the Mariemont Library for public review.
  • MPF forged a partnership with the Mariemont Town Crier publishers, to co-publish the biennial Mariemont Directory. This publication continues to be the single MPF fundraiser.
  • Supervised students from the University of Cincinnati who conducted a building study of the Ferris House. Educated many others with tours and presentations of the FH.
  • Donated to the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati to continue family arts programming at The Barn.
  • Donated to Mariemont Kiwanis Scholarship Fund for college financial support and mentoring of MHS students.

With Sincere Appreciation of your Generous Support, The Mariemont Preservation Foundation

Last modified: January 20, 2024