Heritage Village Exhibits, Presentations, and Events 2015-2016
 
 
 
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April 6, 2015: Cincinnati's Role in Audubon's Epic Birds of America Program
7:00 pm 
 

Longtime friends John Ruthven and DeVere Burt have a mutual interest in nature, birds, conservation, art, and the life work of the amazing artist naturalist, John James Audubon. In this unique program, DeVere will introduce the controversial Audubon, discuss his accomplishments, and the events leading Audubon to Cincinnati. Ruthven will address the largely unknown story of Audubon's brilliant young Cincinnati apprentice Joseph Mason. It's an amazing, purely Cincinnati tale that will surprise and delight.

$3 museum members
$5 non-members 
 
DeVere is the founder of Masterworks for Nature, a group of wildlife, and landscape artists who have worked with nonprofit conservation organizations to raise nearly $1.7 million for educational and wildlife management projects. DeVere is dedicated to wildlife conservation, natural area preservation, and endangered species advocacy. He has won numerous awards and his art can be found in museum, corporation, institutional, and private collection.
John A Ruthven is sometimes called the “20th Century Audubon”. John is a native Cincinnatian and internationally renowned wildlife artist, author, lecturer and naturalist. John has exhibited globally including: The White House, The Smithsonian Institution’s Preservation and Research Center, The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia, The President’s Palace in the Philippines, The Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum, The Capitol Rotunda in Columbus, Ohio, The Cincinnati Art Museum, The Cincinnati Museum Center and many corporations and universities in the United States.
 
 
 
April 8-December 18, 2015: Trunk Exhibit
There are quite a few interesting trunks in our collection here at The Heritage Village Museum. Why did the trunk go out of style? What was travel like when your luggage could easily weigh more than the owner? This exhibit will answer those inquiries and more!
 
 
$2 adults
$1 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
April 14-May 31, 2015: The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Its Wildlife and Native People Exhibit
Open during normal operating hours.
 

Have you ever wondered what the great Eastern American Wilderness really looked like before European settlement in the 18th century? Fortunately, some of the first naturalists, explorers, Indian captives and missionaries from that time left vivid descriptions in journals. They described the vast pristine beauty of the land and rivers, the immense trees, remarkable wildlife and native people. Mary Louis Holt has created a series of paintings based on the colorful descriptions from those original journals. Travel back through time with the artist as she takes you into this wilderness with compelling stories and images from her paintings.

 
$2 adults
$1 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
Mary Louise Holt was an honors graduate from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She started her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, and courtroom artist for local and national television. With comprehensive formal training in the academic tradition of fine portraiture and figurative painting she paints many portraits n commission for private collectors. She has studied under internationally renown artists Daniel Greene and Nelson Shanks. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.
 
 
 
April 19, 2015: The Great Eastern American Wilderness, Its Wildlife and Native People Program
2:00 pm
 
Have you ever wondered what the great Eastern American Wilderness really looked like before European settlement in the 18th century? Fortunately, some of the first naturalists, explorers, Indian captives and missionaries from that time left vivid descriptions in journals. They described the vast pristine beauty of the land and rivers, the immense trees, remarkable wildlife and native people. Mary Louis Holt has created a series of paintings based on the colorful descriptions from those original journals. Travel back through time with the artist as she takes you into this wilderness with compelling stories and images from her paintings.
 
$3 museum members
$5 non-members 
 
Mary Louise Holt was an honors graduate from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She started her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, and courtroom artist for local and national television. With comprehensive formal training in the academic tradition of fine portraiture and figurative painting she paints many portraits n commission for private collectors. She has studied under internationally renown artists Daniel Greene and Nelson Shanks. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.
 
 
 
May-September: Guided tours of the Village
Wednesday-Saturday 10:30am, 12:45pm, and 3:00pm
Sunday 1:30pm, 3:30pm

$5 adults, $3 children 5-11, Children under 5 and museum members are free.
 
   
 
 
May 2-3, 2015: Citizens Soldiers of 1812
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 1 pm- 5 pm
 
Heritage Village Museum has created an event showcasing Cincinnati’s contributions to the War of 1812. Militia units such as 1st Regiment of Ohio Infantry, Brush’s Independent Company and Linigle’s Company will highlight the story of local militias and their role in the fighting. Civilian life will be demonstrated by Dave Barno and his group of civilian interpreters. They do many different activities to illustrate day to day life in 1812 Cincinnati. Units and civilians will be set up in various buildings and areas within the Village highlighting their contributions to the Ohio war effort.
 
$5 adults
$3 children 5-12
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
 
 
June 3-October 23, 2015: Glassware Exhibit
 
$2 adults
$1 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
June 13, 2015: Antique Carriage Exhibit
12 pm- 4 pm
 
$5 adults
$3 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
June 13, 2015: Vintage Base Ball Tournament
10 am- 3 pm
 
FREE 
 
 
 
July 11 & 12, 2015: Civil War Weekend
Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Battle re-enactment at 2:00 pm both days
 
Join us as hundreds of soldier and civilian re-enactors bring the village to life during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis will be speaking about the struggle with slavery, states rights, and the many battles of the war. Education stations will be set up throughout the village to teach children how people lived during the Civil War.
There is ample parking, a concession stand, and all the historic buildings will be open.
 
$8 adults, $5 children 5-11
Weekend Pass: $12 adults, $8 children
Museum members and children under 5 are free
 
  
 
 
August 9, 2015: Art From the Start: Artist in Early Cincinnati Program
2:00 pm 
 
 
September 19-20, 2015: Fall Harvest Festival
10 am- 5 pm Saturday
12 pm - 5 pm Sunday 
 
Visitors will enjoy wagon rides, children’s doughnut eating contest, and old fashioned games! There will be pumpkins to paint and take home as a beautiful holiday decoration. Our historic 19th Century Village will be open for touring, along with hearth cooking and cider pressing demonstrations.
 
 
$8 adults
$5 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
  
 
October 2 & 3, 2015: Echoes of the 1800's: Ohio's Untold History 
7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 8:30 pm
In partnership with Great Parks 
 
 
October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24: Haunted Village 
6 pm-10 pm
 
Heritage Village Museum will transform into Haunted Village for 6 nights of "spooktacular" fun! This is a family friendly, slight fright event loaded with ghostly attractions. Visitors can take a wagon ride through the Village, or take a stroll into the haunted trail…if you dare. The Headless Horseman, mad scientist, and witches will entertain guests throughout the night. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and children can Trick or Treat throughout the Village. Face painting, balloon animal making and games will amuse children of all ages.
 
 
$8 everyone 2 and up 
 
 
 
 
November 18-December 16, 2015: Child's Play Exhibit
 
$2 adults
$1 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
December 12-13, 2015: Holly Days
12 pm - 4 pm  
 
Travel back in time to feel the warmth and beauty of a 19th Century holiday season. Our historical buildings will be decked out with traditional decorations from the 1800's. See our Village come alive with storytelling, craft making, model train displays, music, holiday treats, music and more!  
 
$8 adults
$5 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free 
 
 
 
 
February 12, 2016: Abraham Lincoln First Person Program
7 pm
 
 
 

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