The Niehoff Lectures at the Mercantile Library were established in 1986 at the suggestion of library benefactors Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buck Niehoff. Their desire to strengthen the Library’s role as Cincinnati’s premier forum for men and women of letters has been realized and is evidenced by our distinguished roster of Niehoff Lecturers.
I Jonathan Winters, II William F. Buckley, Jr., III George Plimpton, IV Tom Wolfe, V John Updike, VI Margaret Truman, VII David Halberstam, VIII Ray Bradbury, IX Elmore Leonard, X Pat Conroy, XI William Styron, XII Julia Child, XIII Robert Pinsky, XIV Joyce Carol Oates, XV Jonathan Winters, XVI Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., XVII Christopher Buckley, XVIII Salman Rushdie, XIX Annie Proulx, XX Calvin Trillin, XXI David Baldacci, XXII A.S. Byatt, XXIII Bill Bryson, XXIV Scott Turow, XXV Seamus Heaney, XXVI Robert A. Caro, XXVII Ann Patchett, XXVIII David Brooks
XXIX Doris Kearns Goodwin
On the cusp of the 2016 Presidential election, Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the 29th Niehoff Lecture. Ms. Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She has written six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
The Westin Hotel’s Presidential Ballroom
Cocktail reception: 7 p.m.
Dinner: 8 p.m.
Lecture: 9 p.m.
$175 for Mercantile members, $200 for non-members
Reservations required: 513.621.0717, email, or buy online.