Cincinnati Fire Museum
The Cincinnati Fire Museum opened in 1980 and is located in a restored, historic firehouse that was built ca. 1906. The Renaissance Revival-designed building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The museum features an impressive collection that has attracted visitors from all over the world. Items include: Leather fire buckets, volunteer era parade helmets, a 1808 Fire Alarm Drum, a 1816 Hunneman Fire Engine, and the Aurora (an 1884 Ahrens Fox Steam Fire Engine). Fire safety is a big component of the museum and to this end, the Safe House exhibit teachers visitors about what to do in case of a fire emergency.
Backstory and Context
Photo: Brevin Couch, Cincinnati Refined