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BCM is temporarily closed  Jan. 15 - Feb. 5.

The museum will be temporarily closed to visitors from January 15 thru February 5 so that we can take down the winter exhibits, prepare for the next exciting activity and make some minor renovations to the building.

However, January events, such as the Brown Bag Luncheon and Six@Six lecture, will still take place at BCM as scheduled.

The museum re-opens Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Please contact the museum at 859-491-4003 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions. Staff is happy to take your calls!

 

 

Six@Six: Unwrapping the Peanut Butter Cup

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Most of us are fortunate enough to take what we eat for granted, but we also take for granted the source of our food. Processed foods are a nice indulgence. But they have become a regular part of many diets to the cost not only of people’s health, but the welfare of producers and the sustainability of the planet. As key ingredients in the peanut butter cup, cocoa beans, peanuts, and palm oil are rooted in human rights and environmental abuses. Dr. Kimberly Weir will discuss the politics behind food choices by unwrapping this ubiquitous treat.

Six@Six is a community lecture series sponsored by Northern Kentucky University's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. BCM is proud to be a partnering venue. Lecture takes place in the BCM Education Center. Tickets: $6. To purchase tickets or for more information CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

Opening of "Storied Threads"

Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Storied Threads" is Behringer-Crawford Museum's celebration of the contributions of quilters and other textile artists from our region. In addition to being utilitarian household goods, these creations of fabric and thread often are also works of arts and tell fascinating stories.

The opening activities will feature Kentucky Heritage
Quilt Society chapter president Larry McKenney, who will share how traveling throughout the world with his camera allowed him to capture images that he can translate with fabric. Local artist Cedric Cox will debut a layered mural and invite museum visitors to be a part of an interactive art demonstration.

Opening day admission is free as part of ArtsWave Days.

 

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: "In Love With Science"

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Are there budding young scientists in your household? Nurture the
curious spirit of your preschoolers by enrolling them in Chippie's
Sensational Science Labs, a new educational series for children aged 3 to 7. Inspired by Chippie, BCM's chipmunk mascot, these interactive monthly sessions will engage and entertain kids while teaching science basics, incorporating S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments.

In this session, participants will excavate fizzy conversation hearts,
watch magic dancing hearts, mix an exploding love potion, build a
Valentine tower and make Valentine slime. 

Cost: $3 lab fee per child for BCM members; museum admission + $3 lab fee per child for future members. Preregistration is required by calling 859-491- 4003.

 

Brown Bag Luncheon: "The Life and Career of General Lafayette"

Thursday, Feb. 15, noon

Karl Lietzenmayer, VP of the Kenton County Historical Society and retiring senior editor of "Northern Kentucky Heritage," will discuss the life and career of General Lafayette. Find out the impact this 19th century figure had on both America and France - especially concerning his 1824-1825 farewell visit to America.
Bring your own lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003.

 

 

 

"Storied Threads" Quilting Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

How are quilts created? What stories can they tell? In conjunction with Behringer-Crawford Museum’s new textiles exhibit, "Storied Threads", which opens February 10, the Kenton County 4H will conduct a Quilting 101 workshop for kids in grades one through five, teaching the basics of cutting, layering and stitching these classic works of fabric art. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents get their chance at an adult class conducted by the Kenton County Extension Service from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $3 per participant for museum members; regular museum admission plus $3 for future members.
Preregistration is required by calling 859-491- 4003.

 

 

Tot Tuesdays! Bears

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Bring your toddlers and their favorite teddy bears to Tot Tuesdays! this month for a warm and fuzzy hour of crafts, snacks, music and fun. Tot Tuesdays! are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for Behringer-Crawford Museum members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child. Please reserve spots for you and your tots (and their bears!) by calling 859-491- 4003.

 

 

 

 

 

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