Flood of 1913: Centennial Commemoration Gallery

Folks: thanks once again to everyone for making this spring and the Centennial of the 1913 Hamilton Flood a memorable success!  The organizers, volunteers, and participants who took part are a tribute to this community’s spirit, and the Michael J. Colligan History Project was honored to share in the historical commemoration.Although the events program is over, the centennial itself is worthy of remembering. To that end, Hamiltonian Jack Armstrong (a notable Flood Commemoration volunteer) captured a magnificent gallery of the 2013 Centennial Commemoration, which we are now proud to add as a permanent feature of our 1913 Flood webpage. All photographs were taken this spring from March 12 through May 4, and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:Flood of 1913: Centennial Commemoration Gallery

5/4/2013: Community Festival, RiversEdge Park & Amphitheater

5/4/2013: Community Festival, RiversEdge Park & Amphitheater: (l-r) Charlotte Smith; Matthew Smith (Colligan Project); Steve Haid; Ladonna Hoskins (Colligan Project); Howard Epstein; Curt Ellison (Colligan Project); Celia Ellison.

Looking to the future, the Colligan Project and its community partners hope to build on the outstanding public participation, and invite your comments and suggestion on legacy projects to permanently commemorate the Flood Centennial. Please send your ideas by email, or feel free to post them on this website or on our Facebook page.

Coming soon: more on the Colligan Project’s Fall 2013 schedule of events.

Comments or suggestions? Please contact Curt Ellison at: ellisocw@miamioh.edu; tel. 513 785 3230, or Matthew Smith at: smithmd6@miamioh.edu; tel. 513 785 3175.

Have a wonderful summer!

A Look Back at the Flood of 1913 Centennial

Dear Folks,

Many thanks to all organizers, volunteers, and community participants who made Hamilton’s Flood of 1913 Centennial Commemoration a resounding success! Saturday’s Community Festival at RiversEdge Amphitheater was a fitting endnote. Thanks to all the fine musicians, dancers, rowers, vendors, & folks turning out in throngs to enjoy the May sunshine.

hjn-twWhile we’d like to thank each and everyone involved in planning, producing, and presenting Hamilton’s Flood Centennial Commemoration, space constraints make it impossible to do so individually. Special thanks, however, belongs to Richard O. Jones of the Hamilton Journal-News for his outstanding newspaper coverage of the centennial (Rick is one of a select group of people in attendance at every commemoration event).

Click below for Rick’s archive of Flood Centennial coverage (23 articles in all!). 

Richard O. Jones, HJ-N articles

Coming soon:

  • Hamilton Flood of 1913 Centennial Commemoration: Souvenir Gallery featuring photographs by Jack Armstrong
  • News of scheduled programming and events for the Michael J. Colligan History Project, fall 2013

Stay posted folks, & enjoy the summer!

Matthew Smith

Assistant Director, Michael J. Colligan History Project