Oral History

Walnut Hills has many people who grew up in the neighborhood — some having lived here all their lives. Others moved to the area as adults, working and raising families and participating in the life of the community.

WHHS has been interviewing our elders and neighbors to collect stories of what Walnut Hills was like in previous decades. The full interviews will be housed in a permanent repository to be used by historians researching the area. But on this site, we will present some “snippets” of the interview — stories we think capture some of the changing complexion of our community. Each audio file will have a brief introduction to give you some orientation to the story. And, where possible, we will included a picture of the person “then and now”, as well as buildings or locations referred to in the audio file.

The interviews so far are from:

Check back to see and listen to new materials from our neighbors.