• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

News Releases

William Howard Taft NHS News Release

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Ray Henderson

Phone number: 513-684-3262

Date: April 14, 2014

William Howard Taft National Historic Site developing Foundation

Documents

The National Park Service is preparing a foundation document to guide planning and management of William Howard Taft National Historic Site. The park would like to invite the public to join in this effort. A foundation document involves examining a national park unit's core purpose and significance, its most important resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell the park's important stories.

The foundation document will affirm the underlying guidance for future management and planning decisions at William Howard Taft National Historic site. Because many of the park's planning documents are out of date, preparing the foundation document is the first step for considering the park's future planning and study needs. Although the document does not make decisions about the future of the park, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park.

All park units in the national park system will have a foundation document by 2016, the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. William Howard Taft National Historic Site is part of a nationwide effort to complete foundation documents for all 401 park units in the park system.

The National Park Service invites the public to play a role in charting the park's future by sharing their thoughts on what is most important about William Howard Taft National Historic Site, and to help identify its most pressing threats and its greatest opportunities. This input will be taken into consideration by the project team. Please submit your feedback at the park planning website for William Howard Taft National Historic site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/WIHO. Comments submitted by email or using the park planning website will be most helpful if received by May 2 , 2014.

The public is also invited to attend an open house at the Taft Education Center on Monday, May 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This open house will be an opportunity to discuss the foundation document process with National Park Service staff and to submit your thoughts and ideas to the project team. The Taft Education Center is located at 2038 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

 

William Howard Taft NHS News Release

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Ray Henderson

Phone number: 513-684-3262

Date: March 5, 2014

National Park Rangers Lead Tours Through Historic Mount Auburn

On Sundays in May, National Park Service rangers will lead guided walks through Mount Auburn's federally designated National Historic District. Entitled, "Cincinnati's FIRST Neighborhood, the Personalities and Architecture of Mount Auburn," this 90-minute program introduces visitors to the interesting history and architectural variety that identifies Mount Auburn as one of Cincinnati's core communities.

The guided 1-1/2 mile walk along Auburn Avenue provides insight to the diverse architectural styles still present in the Mount Auburn neighborhood. In addition, the program will include stories of many of Mount Auburn's earliest residents, individuals who worked to shape their community and country, and whose examples still inspire us today.

The tours begin at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site at 1 p.m. The tours will take place on May 4, 11, 18, and 25. Admission to the site and the walking tours are free. Including the birthplace and boyhood home of the former President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Taft Education Center, this National Park site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week at 2030 Auburn Avenue across form the Christ Hospital. Driving directions and map, as well as other useful information about your visit can be found at www.nps.gov/wiho, or by calling 513-684-3262.

Did You Know?

The importants of family

Members of the Taft family have served as Mayor, Governor, State Senator, State Representative, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, Ambassador, President and Chief Justice of the United States.