MAO Photos passport1.pagesMARY ANN OLDING

President, Old World Research Company

Mary Ann Olding has spent thirty-five years conducting original historical research on Ohio’s ethnic architecture and rural settlement patterns. Her studies include field and literature searches on German, black and mulatto, and Jewish communities. Her unorthodox yet scholarly and inductive studies have been presented at local, state, and national conferences. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and English education at Wright State University in Dayton, she served as a regional preservation officer for the Ohio Historical Society, a graduate instructor in the history department at Wright State University, director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, and professor and advisor at the Union Institute and University.

MAO Photos passport1.pagesMICHAEL JACKAMAN

mijahStudios – Creative Art Director

Michael Jackaman is an honors graduate from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Department of Illustration and a Minor in Photography. He has participated in different art shows in Florida, Ohio and Colombia, South America, his country of origin. In 2003, Michael moved to Cincinnati to become partner and Creative Director of Grupo Xela and During this time, Michael combined his artistic skills and multicultural experience in designing culturally relevant marketing communications and advertising campaigns for national and international companies. In 2009, Michael started his own Design and Motion Graphics Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives with his family.


German: Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann
Irish: Dr. Bill Williams and Ronald B. McKinley, Ph. D.
African-American: Dr. O’dell Owens and Dr. John A. Fleming
Jewish: Rabbi Abie Ingber
Appalachian: Mike Maloney
Hispanic: Alfonso Cornejo

Historic Content Reviewed By

Cincinnati Historian: Dan Hurley
Cincinnati Museum Center: Scott Gampfer, Ruby Rogers, Anne Shepherd

Edited By

Amy Windhorst, Xavier University Student
Angela Tropepe, OI Partners Promark Company

Initial Funders

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Ohio Humanities Council