Photo above by Nancy Ford Cones

Celebrating 150 Years: Giving New Life to the Work of Nancy Ford Cones

May 9th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (reception); exhibit through May

Loveland, Ohio – The opening reception for the new exhibit at the Loveland Museum Center is on Thursday, May 9, from 7 until 9 PM.

Loveland High School photography teacher, Jim Barrett, has given his high school students an assignment to produce a piece of photography for a show in the museum gallery depicting a contemporary rendition of historical local photographer Nancy Ford Cones’ many genres.

Come enjoy the exhibit, light refreshments, and meet some of the students. The photo exhibit will remain through May for weekend viewing.

Nancy Ford Cones was a nationally recognized photographer and longtime resident of Loveland. Working in partnership with her husband James, who developed her work, Cones often used Loveland residents as models. She was selected by the Eastman-Kodak company to depict rural life in America and her works were featured in magazines and publications from 1898 through the 1930s. Today, Cones is best known for her pictorial photographic work. Many of these prints, which incorporate artistic and narrative elements, received awards in national and international photographic competitions.

The Cones Gallery inside Bonaventure at the Museum features a rotating selection from the over 1000 artifacts in the museum’s archival collection consisting of photographic prints, glass plates, correspondence, cameras, and more.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Saturday and Sunday
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday – By appointment
Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted


  • I-275 to Loveland-Indian Hill (Exit 52)
  • Left on Loveland-Madeira Rd.
  • Right on West Loveland Ave.
  • First left on Wall St.
  • First right on Park Ave.
  • The entrance to the parking lot is just before the gazebo on the left

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