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NKY History Hour -  Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Ownership disputes, lawsuits and overlapping land grants --the rolling hills and scenic groves of Devou Park began with numerous contractual challenges, as did many Northern Kentucky tracts of land in the late 19th century. 

The Devou narrative began with a 2000-acre land grant belonging to Prettyman Merry. This grant included what is now Devou Park, West Covington, Ludlow and Bromley and led to subsequent landowners, including the Rich, Montague and Eubank families.

Join archaeologist Jeannine Kreinbrink for the first of two presentations about the early days of this swath of land that became Covington's municipal playground, Kreinbrink will introduce the original landowners, their cemeteries and more in the next NKY History Hour, Early Days: Devou Park Beginnings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.

To register and participate in the free virtual presentation, presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum, CLICK HERE. Information on how to connect to the Zoom session will be sent after registration. The event will also be streamed live on BCM's Facebook page

Kreinbrink is president and senior archaeologist with K & V Cultural Resources Management, board member of Friends of Big Bone, a past board member of the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and archaeologist associate at Behringer-Crawford Museum. VonStrohe is vice president and staff archaeologist for the company, and also supervises public archaeology programs with the Ramage Museum, Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Oldham County History Center.

Hosted by Shane Noem and Tara Johnson-Noem, vice president of the BCM Board of Trustees, NKY History Hour is a weekly offering of Behringer-Crawford Museum focused on Northern Kentucky history, featuring local authors, historians and archaeologists. NKY History Hour presentations are currently free to the public but may become a BCM members-only benefit in the future. To support NKY History Hour and access many other entertaining and thought- provoking programs for free,  join BCM today.

Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members, the City of Covington. Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Humanities, the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.


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