Butler County, Ohio’s Environmental History Through Pigs
Rethinking Porkopolis explores how the pork industry shaped the local environment, and connected Cincinnati to the global economy in the 19th century. Through primary source materials, including letters and images, Rethinking Porkopolis uses environmental history, which studies the changing relationship between humans and the natural world, to show how pigs and pork shaped the environment of Cincinnati and southwest Ohio. While at the Chrisholm MetroPark it will highlight the roots of America’s pork industry in Butler County.
The Chrishom MetroPark is at 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton, OH 45067. The dates and times of the exhibit are: September 9, Sunday, 1 to 4pm; September 13, Thursday, 5 to 7:30pm; September 16, Sunday, 1 to 4pm; September 20, Thursday, 5 to 7:30pm; September 23, Sunday, 1 to 4pm; September 27, Thursday, 5 to 7:30pm; and September 30, Sunday, 1 to 4pm.
This Ohio Humanities funded exhibit is made available for visitors by the Friends of Chrisholm, MetroParks of Butler County, the Harriett Beecher Stowe House, and a grant from the W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust.
This event is free and open to the public.