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Exhibit Opening: Lincoln School Story

June 3, 2017

The Lincoln School Exhibit will tell the story of the fight for integration of the Hillsboro elementary schools in the mid 1950s.

The Lincoln School Exhibit will open to the public on June 3, 2017!

The Lincoln School Project began in the Fall of 2015. A committee was formed to explore the possibility of creating an exhibit for the Highland House Museum to tell the story of integration of Hillsboro Elementary School in the mid-1950’s. The committee is made up of Historical Society members Kati Burwinkel, Pamela Nickell, Jim Rooney, Deb Koehl, Charlotte Pack, former Lincoln School students Virginia Harewood, Carolyn Goins, Theresa Williams, Eleanor Cumberland, Joyce Clemons Kitrell, and 100 year old “Marching Mother” Elsie Young. Consultants on the project have included Susan Banyas, author  of “The Hillsboro Story”, Kenyon College professor Dr. Howard Sacks, and University of Cincinnati professor Dr. Fritz Casey-Leininger.

Award-winning Cincinnati filmmaker Andrea Torrice has been hired to create a short documentary film that will be the focus of the exhibit. The exhibit will include photographs and memorabilia  from Lincoln School and the fight for integration.

This exhibit is being supported by grants from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council, South Central Power and the Wilder Foundation along with private donations.
The traveling Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit will at the Highland House Museum during the month of June 2017. Thanks to the Highland County Bar Association for sponsoring this important display!


June 3, 2017
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Highland County Historical Society
151 East Main Street (US 50)
Hillsboro, OH 45133 United States
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