Heritage Village Exhibits, Presentations, and Events 2016          
 

 

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.

 

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 February 5, 2016: Jefferson Davis First Person Program

7 pm

 Join us as Jefferson Davis (portrayed by David Walker) shares stories from his life, from birth until his retirement years near Biloxi, Mississippi.  Find out how historical events shaped his life.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

 

 

February 12, 2016: Abraham Lincoln First Person Program

7 pm

 

./Abraham%20Lincoln%20Stan.jpg Have you ever wondered about the 16th president's life in New Salem? How he earned his living? About his courting days? Lawyering and serving in the Illinois legislature or US Congress?  Join us as Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Stan Wernz) speaks with us about his early life.

February 12th is Abraham Lincoln's birthday; come and spend it with the birthday boy!

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

Heritage Village Museum has your back for Valentine’s Day!

 

February 13, 2016: Chocolate, Champagne, & Candlelight

7:00 p.m.

Raffel's Catering, 10160 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Join us for a decadent evening of wines and chocolate—and support Heritage Village Museum at the same time. The Chris Cromer Trio will be providing music; come ready to dance!

Advance registration required by February 10. The cost for this event is $25 per person; all proceeds support Heritage Village Museum. Contact us at (513) 563-9484 to reserve your space or for more information.

Thanks to our event sponsors!
    

 

February 19, 2016: Tecumseh & The Prophet First Person Program

7 pm

 

Michael Fields (Tecumseh) has portrayed 18th century Indians in several historic movies, but is perhaps best known as Blackfish at the Siege of Fort Boonesborough for many years. Michael and Randy have portrayed Tecumseh and his brother at the Fair at New Boston, McConnel Springs, Grassy Run, and the Boonesborough Fireside Chat.

Randy Bales (Tenskwatawa) can be seen in several historic films, usually portraying the Shawnee, “White Wolf.”  He can be found at Boonesborough, Fort Harrod, Painted Stone, and other events. Randy enjoys portraying The Prophet, and hopes to put a good light on what the two brothers were trying to achieve.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

  

February 26, 2016: General Sam Houston First Person Program

7 pm

 

It’s 1861 and General Houston (portrayed by Gavin Kelly), recently ousted as governor of Texas for refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to the new Confederacy, is on a speaking tour before “slipping into a well-earned retirement.”  The General will recount his adventurous life as an adopted Cherokee, soldier, congressman, governor of two states (Tennessee and Texas), hero of the Texas Revolution and president of the new republic, U.S. Senator, and protégé of Andrew Jackson.

 

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

 

March 4, 2016: Mary Todd Lincoln: An Intimate Conspiracy First Person Program

7 pm

 

Nearing the end of her life, Mary Lincoln (portrayed by Jessica Michna) was ill in mind, body, and soul.  She wandered endlessly, always seeking comfort and solace. At what seemed to be the lowest point in her life, she would suffer the ultimate betrayal at the hands of her son, Robert.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2016: Abraham Lincoln: Siege of Cincinnati First Person Program

7 pm

 

During the Civil War, most battles took place in the South.  However, there were some northern incursions, including Antietam and Gettysburg. Did you know that Cincinnati was also under siege? Come and hear Mr. Lincoln (portrayed by Stan Wernz) speak on “The Siege of Cincinnati”—reconstructed using reports from September 2 to September 21, 1862.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

 

 

 

March 18, 2016: George Croghan First Person Program

7 pm

 

In 1813, 22-year-old Major George Croghan (portrayed by Brian Cushing) jointed his famous uncle, George Rogers Clark, in the status of war hero when he forced a far-superior-to-his-own British force to retreat from Sandusky—safeguarding a crucial supply line for the U.S. Army.  However, after the American victory, Croghan was lost without a war to fight.  The rolling succession of personal and professional scandal and catastrophe that followed left his family at odds and the top levels of the army outraged by the man who had once been their champion. 

One the eve of the United States’ war with Mexico, George Croghan reflects on his own tragic story and his hopes to find a place again on the battlefield.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

 

March 25, 2016: Edith Wilson First Person Program

7 pm

 

Prohibition is the law of the land as the new year of 1925 begins. The decade will become known as the “Roaring Twenties.” The stock market is booming, Hollywood is cranking out silent films, there is bathtub gin and “Flaming Youth.” Mrs. Wilson has greeted another New Year quietly after the death of the President in February, 1924. The “war to end all wars” is now a memory.  Mrs. Wilson stood by the President stoically and saw his strength sapped by the stress of the war and his dream of a League of Nations fade. Edith Galt Wilson (portrayed by Jessica Michna), sits alone now, answering hundreds of letters of condolence.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Special pricing available when you register for three or more first-person programs.

 

New!

April 23 & 24, 2016: Spring in Early Cincinnati: An 1808 muster and social

 

 

July 9 & 10, 2016: Civil War Weekend

 

 

December 10, 2016: Breakfast with Father Christmas

Step back in time and enjoy pancakes, story time, and the chance to meet Father Christmas. Remember what Christmas was like before batteries and shopping mall madness—even if just for one morning.  (Details available when we get closer to the date.)

 

 

December 10-11, 2016: 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 

 

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