Heritage Hall Hamilton

Admission to Heritage Hall Hamilton is free with an encouraged donation.

Heritage Hall Hamilton

  • Open: Friday & Saturday from from 10am – 4pm.
  • Location: (Map It) 20 High St. in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-896-9930
  • Web: click here

Heritage Hall in Hamilton, Ohio, features rotating historical exhibits highlighting the area’s rich industrial and business heritage. It is home to the Robert McCloskey Museum, which honors the famous children’s author and artist whose books reflect his early years in Hamilton. The museum is in the Frederick G. Mueller Building (the former Hamilton Municipal Building). With its beautiful marble and tile lobbies, it survives as one of the city’s only two Art Deco structures. The building is an ideal location for a permanent museum highlighting the life and career of Robert McCloskey.

Robert McCloskey was the author/illustrator of some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and his Midwestern childhood was the model for his book Lentil (1940) and several of his later books. His second book, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), received the Caldecott Award, as did his Time of Wonder (1957), making him the first person to be honored twice.

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