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Glendale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Children's International Summer Village

 
 
First Children's International Summer Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2016
1. First Children's International Summer Village Marker
Inscription.
Site of first
Children's International
Summer Village

June 3-30, 1951
Doris Twitchell Allen, Founder
Erastus S. Allen

 
Location. 39° 16.317′ N, 84° 27.581′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on East Sharon Avenue west of Greenville Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 East Sharon Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45246, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glendale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Glendale (about 400 feet away); Tucker's Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); 12 Mile House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sharonville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Evendale (approx. 2.6 miles away); Robert Reily (approx. 3.2 miles away); Blue Ash (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Also see . . .  Profile: Doris Twitchell Allen (FeministVoices.com). ...Toward the end of WWII, Allenís young son wondered aloud if he too would one day have to go to war. This, together with an article Allen read in 1946 on proposed efforts to overcome prejudices in adults, led
First Children's International Summer Village Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2016
2. First Children's International Summer Village Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted to the left of the door.
her to conclude that peace might be most attainable by encouraging cross-national friendships in children before prejudice took hold. In 1950, Allen founded Childrenís International Summer Villages. Unable to secure funding for this endeavor from the educational section of UNESCO, Allen and her husband raised funds privately and covered additional costs for the first summer village themselves.

This first summer village, which brought together 55 sixth grade children from a variety of countries for one month, took place in Cincinnati in 1951. The children who attended summer villages were chosen on the basis of their intelligence, character, and their potential roles as future leaders within their countries. Over the course of the summer they were assessed with a variety of psychological tests to determine their prejudices both before and after their interactions with children from other countries. With chapters in more than 60 countries, Childrenís International Summer Villages continues to operate today....
(Submitted on September 25, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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