Welcome to the Walnut Hills Historical Society!

On this site you’ll find lots of stories about this Cincinnati community — from its early settlements in the 1800s up to the revitalization that is happening today.

Walnut Hills has long been a diverse neighborhood. Situated just east of downtown Cincinnati but on top of the bluff, it was home to upper and middle class White families whose houses often had views of the Ohio and northern Kentucky. Walnut Hills was also home to upper and middle class Black families, becoming Cincinnati’s center for Black commerce and civic life outside of the West End. And Walnut Hills has hosted all kinds of immigrant families — from Appalachians to Italians, from westward-ho Yankees to peoples in the Great Migration. The Walnut Hills Historical Society (WHHS) seeks to preserve and present some of this rich history thru research, interviews, and photographs.

We hope you enjoy learning about our community!