• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

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William Howard Taft NHS News

Release Date: Immwediate

Contact(s): Ray Henderson

Phone number: 513-684-3262

Date: June 12, 2014

Cinciinati's National Park Site to Host Free Concert and Ice Cream Social

Featuring Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

On Friday July 4th from 1 – 4 pm, William Howard Taft National Historic Site will host an Ice Cream Social with music by Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers. The annual social will be held on the grounds of the birthplace and boyhood home of the nation's 27th President and 10th Chief Justice.

Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers is an all-female Bluegrass/ American/ Mountain-Music band from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a 3-time nominee for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. Ma Crow is a legendary acoustic artist in the Cincinnati area and a CAMMY (a Cincinnati Grammy) award winner.

From ballads to bluegrass and old-time contemporary, this beautiful acoustic music is filled with artful instrumentals and sweet mountain harmonies. This band values every show and strives to make each one special, knowing that music is a treasure and a gift to be shared. Come enjoy a performance by this popular band and receive free ice cream.

A visit to the site includes a Ranger guided tour of his home, self-guided exhibits and an introductory video on Taft's life and career. Tours of the boyhood home will be conducted throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free and reservations are not required.

Events begin at the Taft Education Center, located at 2038 Auburn Avenue, one block south of the Christ Hospital. Free parking is available in front of the education center or an overflow lot on southern Call 513-684-3262 for accessibility assistance and information. Driving directions and map as well as other useful information can be found at www.nps.gov/wiho .


Did You Know?

Alphonso Taft

On June 13, 1851 Alphonso Taft bought the house and two acres of land for $10,000. The address was 60 Auburn Street.