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Brown Bag Luncheon:

Derby: A Celebration of Kentucky and Its Heritage

Thursday, April 20, 12-1 p.m.

Dr. James C. Claypool, NKU Professor Emeritus of History, traces the origins and development of the Kentucky Derby, the world's most famous horse race and a powerful influence on Kentucky society and culture.  He will use memorabilia collected during his 40-year passion for the race.  The lunch and lecture will take place in the BCM Education Center.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  Bring your own brown bag lunch.  Drinks and desserts will be provided.
Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members.  Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003.

 

Music@BCM: Wine 'n' Spring with Burning Caravan

Thursday, April 20, 7-9 p.m.

Once again, Behringer-Crawford Museum becomes “the place to be on Thursday nights,” as Music@BCM opens its annual spring-summer concert series on April 20 with “Wine ‘n’ Spring" featuring Burning Caravan.
The four-piece, Cincinnati-based ensemble will perform its version of the gypsy Parisian nightclub jazz of the 1930s. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free.
Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.
For more information, call (859) 491-4003.

Music@BCM 2017 Schedule

 

 

Exhibit Opening of "CULTURE BITES: Northern Kentucky's Food Traditions"

Friday, April 21, 6-8 p.m.

The impact of food from diverse immigrant populations on Northern Kentucky's social and cultural development is the focus of a new exhibit developed by students in Northern Kentucky University's Public History Graduate Program in cooperation with Behringer-Crawford Museum.

"CULTURE BITES: Northern Kentucky's Food Traditions" will run from April 22 to August 31. On display will be old cookbooks, antique cooking utensils and everyday items immigrants brought with them on their journeys from their home countries to Northern Kentucky, such as clothing and steamer trunks. Visitors will have the opportunity to smell the spices from various ethnic recipes and to create their own cookbooks as they tour the exhibit.

The opening reception for CULTURE BITES, featuring food samples from participating restaurants, will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 21. It is free for BCM members and $5 for non-members.

 

Garden Party

Saturday, May 13, 2-4 p.m.

Celebrate spring with an afternoon among the flowers at BCM’s pre-Mother’s Day garden party. Create a welcoming decoration for Mom’s front door and enjoy games, refreshments and door prizes with the entire family. Activities take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Member cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Future member cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 10. Admission to the museum is included. Reservations requested by Thursday, May 11: (859) 491-4003 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Location: Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.

 

Tot Tuesdays! Turtles

Tuesday, May 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Knock, knock! Who’s hiding under that shell? Toddlers and turtles (not live ones!) get acquainted in a lively, one-hour workshop that includes crafts and songs about these hard-headed reptiles. Tot Tuesdays!, designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization, are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM 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. Free parking. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

NaturePlay@BCM Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Enjoy a springtime morning outdoors in Devou Park and help get NaturePlay@BCM ready for warm weather and alfresco fun! You don’t need to be a master gardener to participate. Wear your jeans and sneakers and help pick up, pull weeds, plant and prune. We’ll supply the tools, gloves, snacks and water - you supply the energy and community pride. Individuals, families, scout troops, civic organizations – all are welcome. So that we can be sure to have sufficient supplies, please register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 859-491- 4003.

Location: NaturePlay@BCM, adjacent toBehringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.

 

Brown Bag Luncheon: Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

Thursday, May 25, 12-1 p.m.

The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, KY was a popular nightclub frequented by such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney. The blaze that destroyed the club in 1977, killing 165 people, was considered one of the worst in U.S. history. Bob Webster, vice president of the Kenton County Historical Society and author of "The Beverly Hills Supper Club: The Untold Story Behind Kentucky's Worst Tragedy," will tie together all the bits and pieces of evidence and delve into the intrigue surrounding the fire. The lunch and lecture will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003.

 

Music@BCM: "Bourbon 'n' Blues"

Thursday, May 25, 7-9 p.m.

It’s the Cheryl and Shorty Show, with “Goddess of the Blues” Cheryl Renee on keyboard and vocals and Shorty Pullie Star on drums and backup vocals. The family-friendly performance takes place in BCM’s amphitheater overlooking Devou Park. In the event of rain, the performance moves indoors. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

Music@BCM 2017 Schedule

 

Splash Bash at NaturePlay@BCM

Tuesday, May 30, 1-2 p.m.

Start your summer off with a splash! Children from preschool to age 8 will play staff-guided water activities and games, hear a summer-themed story and enjoy a light snack. Dress in clothes that can get wet! Shorts (over bathing suits) and shoes must be worn at all times. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All activities will take place in NaturePlay@BCM. Admission is $2 per child; adult companions free. Does NOT include admission to the museum. Reserve by May 25 by calling 859-491-4003 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In case of bad weather, the event will be canceled.

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