City Barbeque Food for Thought Series: Cincinnati’s Own Bodysnatching Igor

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Brian Hackett of the NKU History and Geography Department returns yet again to join us for the 10th Annual City BBQ Food for Thought Series to ask if you know where your ancestors are buried. Maybe not!

Since body-snatching, or the act of removing bodies from graves, was once a big regional business, there is a chance your ancestors are not where family put them. Learn about our own local body-snatching Igors as well as ways to find out if your ancestors were victims of this unsavory local history.

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Brian Hackett will help you explore your own basement for the history and treasures hidden under your own noses! It can be found in our communities, or neighborhoods ad right in our own homes! Come explore the history that you see everyday in everyday objects and places

Dr. Hackett leads the department’s Master’s degree program in public history and is the primary faculty member for that program. He also has extensive experience in the field of public history, along with a special interest in museum exhibits.

Dr. Hackett was responsible for the day-to-day management and development of historic sites as executive director of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Historical Society from 1992 to 2004. He also served as executive director of the Ross County (Ohio) Historical Society from 1987 to 1992 and curator of collections for the Olmstead County (Minnesota) Historical Society from 1985-87. More recently, he wrote a book and developed an exhibit celebrating the 150-year anniversary of St. Elizabeth Hospital. His students in his public history courses have helped to create exhibits for museums in New Richmond (OH), Cincinnati (OH), and Newport (KY), among others.

For those that can’t attend in-person:

The talk will be filmed by Campbell Media and airs the following week on Sunday and Wednesday at 4:30 PM on CCMC (Cincinnati Bell Ch. 810 and Spectrum Ch. 202). It is also available on the Campbell Media Website or the Campbell Media App on Apple TV and Roku.

About our Community Partners:

Campbell Media:

Campbell Media is a service of the Campbell County Cable Board. The Cable Board was created by an Interlocal Agreement between the Campbell County Fiscal Court and 11 local cities within the County. The member cities are Highland Heights, Alexandria, Bellevue, Southgate, Wilder, Silver Grove, Melbourne, Crestview, Woodlawn, California, Mentor and Fiscal Court serving the unincorporated county. The Cable Board administers the cable television franchise agreement with Spectrum and Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories. The Board is made up of representatives from government agencies.

Campbell Media’s goal is to reach out to its community by providing a wide range of media tools and mechanisms while maintaining a direct outlet for community programming through cable channels.

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Age Range:   18+

Snacks Provided:   Yes

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