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Media Heritage

Media Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of radio, television and film with a particular emphasis on Cincinnati’s broadcast history. Founded in 2001, we accomplish our mission through a variety of programs including public speaking presentations, community tours and our Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History, which is located at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester (near Cincinnati), Ohio. We also provide tours of the Powel Crosley, Jr. mansion, record oral history interviews and oversee an archive featuring thousands of pages of scripts, rare photographs, early television and audio recordings, and other memorabilia related to broadcast history. We welcome inquiries and hope you’ll share in our mission of keeping this important history alive.

Media Heritage is proud to be partnering with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on a fun exhibit for the holidays: Living on the Air in Cincinnati: Cincinnati’s Broadcasting History at the Main Library downtown, November 15, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Featuring over 40-different display cases celebrating performers, radio/TV stations and programs, the exhibit occupies most of the Library beginning with the Atrium on the 1st Floor through the Joseph Stern Cincinnati Room on the 3rd Floor. Most of the items on display are not taken from Media Heritage’s permanent museum at the VOA and so they have never been exhibited before. Free for any visitor to the Main Library.

Media Heritage is excited to announce the arrival of Larry Smith’s Puppets! Thanks to Larry Smith and his family, Media Heritage is the official place to see 45 of Larry’s most famous puppets, including Hattie the Witch and Snarfie R. Dog. The new exhibit spans Larry’s nearly 60-year career and also features puppets from his Contemporaries TV show, his commercial-related puppets and some of his holiday marionettes. Larry Smith’s Puppets can be seen exclusively at the Greater Cincinnati Museum of Broadcasting, inside the VOA Museum, every Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm.

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