Welcome to Queens of Queen City!
Cincinnati is a city of firsts–a city of revolution, a city of culture, a city of science. It once ruled alongside New York City and New Orleans as a major city of destination and advancement. We say it still is, but now the public has been disengaged from its real history and importance. Women’s roles in the city’s history are a large part of that. We aim to shed light on the women we discovered–the women who have changed the arts, sciences, trades, politics, and environmental health in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
These are the women who have changed our lives, and we just haven’t known it.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which the Greater Cincinnati Area currently exists was unjustly stolen from the Myaamia, Shawnee, Delaware, and Osage whose peoples go back into the Adena and Hopewell cultures for thousands of years and had cultivated and cared for this land long before colonial settlers came to try to destroy it by “civilizing” it and the people who inhabited it.