The Fifth Third Museum
Where we invest in history
Celebrating our shared heritage in Cincinnati
Since 1858, Fifth Third Bank has left an indelible signature on the people and places of Cincinnati. Now you can explore the bank’s rich heritage and legacy at the Fifth Third Bank Museum.
Explore how Fifth Third—and the city—have grown over the decades through events and connections that not only shaped the bank but also helped shape the Cincinnati community.
How It All Began
Our story is still unfolding, but it began on June 17, 1858. Watch how Fifth Third got started over 160 years ago. Inside The Vault, you’ll find a featured item of Fifth Third history on display.
Our featured exhibits include:
Advertising Through the Decades
See how the bank’s advertising has evolved over time, from old print advertisements to some TV commercials you’ll probably remember.
The Legacy of George A. Schaefer, Jr.
History Spotted Here
We're happy you spotted a historic object at your favorite Fifth Third branch or on the Signature Wall at the Fifth Third Museum. You can learn more about what you saw here.
History Spotted at our Branches
Fifth Third Museum Signature Wall
The Signature Wall features more than 25 signatures of Fifth Third Bank presidents and prominent Cincinnatians—everyone from a United States president, an astronaut, an inventor and many more who not only helped shape Fifth Third Bank but also helped the city of Cincinnati prosper.
A key to the signatures is located on the pillar in the middle of the museum. Here, you'll find details about the artifacts behind the glass panels.
Explore Our Timeline
Here you’ll find plenty of Fifth Third’s key moments and industry firsts that may surprise you including how the bank was the first to open branches in shopping malls and grocery stores, and the first to launch an online shared network of ATMs, named JEANIE.®
The Fifth Third Museum archives contains a diverse mix of historic materials documenting the past and present of the bank, including physical objects, audio and visual media, periodicals, paintings, photographs and other bank documents. For research requests, please email us at FifthThirdMuseum@53.com. Please allow 3–5 days for a response.
The Fifth Third Museum is free and open to the public.