Heritage Village Presentations and Events--2017          
 

October-April: Outside-only self-guided tours of the Village

Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$3 adults, $1 children 5-11, Children under 5 and museum members free
(includes exhibits!)
 

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.

 
(Self-guided tours available any time while we are open. Self-guided tours are for outside of the buildings only. Self-guided tour prices are $3 for adults, $1 for children 5-11, and free for children under 5 and museum members.)  

 

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February 17, 2017: William Wells: Settler, Soldier, Indian Agent First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

William Wells (1770-1812) lived in two worlds, the white man's world and the world of the Native American. Never fully trusted by either group, he became indispensable to both.

Taken as a young boy and raised by the Miami Tribe, he fought with the Ohio tribes in battles such as "Harmar's Defeat" and "St. Clair's Defeat.” Returning to the white way of life soon after, he became the chief spy for Anthony Wayne during his Fallen Timbers Campaign.

Serving as an interpreter and Indian Agent, he raised the ire of his superiors for being sympathetic to Indian culture. He was despised by most warriors to the West for switching sides. All this will come to a climax in 1812. Hear Wells recount his life as he faces death at Fort Dearborn.

William Wells will be portrayed by Steve Preston, Educational Director at Heritage Village Museum. Steve has several degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Public History. His special area of historic interest is the study of the Ohio Valley, 1700-1815. Visitors to Heritage Village may remember his portrayals of the Reverend James Kemper, William Henry Harrison, and early Ohio settlers.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - William Wells: Settler, Soldier, Indian Agent (First Person Program)
 
 
 
 

February 18, 2017: Chocolate, Champagne, & Candlelight

7 pm - 10 pm  

 

Make plans for a decadent date night! Heritage Village Museum is hosting its fifth annual Chocolate, Champagne, & Candlelight benefit.  Once again, the event will be held at Raffel's Banquet Hall on Reading Road in Evendale.

Kevin Hardman, Mayor of Sharonville, will emcee the evening. For one ticket price of $35 per person, guests will enjoy a lavish chocolate dessert buffet along with a selection of champagne, wine, soft drinks, and an appetizer buffet to balance all of the sweets. (Three tickets for alcoholic beverages and unlimited soft drinks are included. More beverages may be purchased.) A DJ and band will add to the fun of evening, and guests will have the chance to bid for treasures via raffles and an auction.

Reservations are required; reserve your tickets on EventBrite (click below), or call 513-563-9484.

All proceeds from this event will support Heritage Village Museum.

Eventbrite - Chocolate, Champagne, & Candlelight
 
 

 

February 24, 2017: Dolley Madison First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Charming, flamboyant, and strong-willed, Dolley was tested in the calamity of the War of 1812. Born into a Quaker family, Dolley was raised to be obedient and well-behaved. Early in her life she married a man selected by her father. Dolley would soon be strengthened by adversity. Widowed at an early age, she would soon be courted by Congressman James Madison and later become the Grand Dame of Washington.

Mrs. Madison will be portrayed by Jessica Michna. Ms. Michna has become known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women, as well as fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America, appearing before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and as guest hostess at parties and weddings. Jessica has combined her love of history and theater into her “First Impressions,” which has been bringing her character portrayals to the public for over ten years.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - Dolley Madison First Person Program
 
 

 

March 3, 2017: Annie Oakley First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Annie Oakley, also known as Lil’ Sure Shot, was a woman ahead of her time. She overcame poverty, prejudice, and physical setbacks to become a star—breaking many barriers for women. Today she is considered a legend and revered as one of the greatest marksmen our country has ever produced.

Joyce Browning, Naturalist with Great Parks of Hamilton County, will portray Annie in her retirement, looking back over the years. Joyce has contributed historic characters to Great Parks’ Echoes of the 1800s program for several years—including the past two years at Heritage Village Museum.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - Annie Oakley First Person Program
 
 

 

March 17, 2017: Judith Kemper First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Born to a well-off Virginia family in 1756, Judith Hathaway married childhood neighbor James Kemper. Judith followed him as he built a farm from scratch, taught school, became a surveyor, and studied theology. As the Reverend James Kemper, her husband brought his family to the woods and fort that would eventually become Cincinnati—far from the Hathaway’s “considerable property” in Virginia. While James traveled to plant churches in this newly-settled area, Judith learned and practiced new skills to run the household and raise the 15 children she and James would have. Come and meet the “lady of the house” who lived in Heritage Village Museum’s own Kemper Log House.

Mrs. Kemper will be portrayed by Dana Gagnon, Community Outreach Associate Director at Heritage Village Museum. Dana is a member of the Ladies Living History Society of Greater Cincinnati, and the coordinator for the Western Female Seminary Living History Society. She has lived in Cincinnati for more than ten years, where she has been able to participate in historical events at Heritage Village, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Taft birth home, the Ohio Village in Columbus, Caesar Creek’s Pioneer Village, and Battery Hooper at the James Ramage Civil War Museum in Kentucky.

Dana has a degree in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has taught high school classes in literature and drama locally. When she is not time-traveling, Dana volunteers in media production at a local community access television station and at her church.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - Judith Kemper First Person Program
 
 

 

March 24, 2017: General L.L. Lomax First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Confederate Major General Lunsford Lindsay Lomax was born in Rhode Island, but his family had deep roots in Virginia. He graduated 21st from a West Point class that included Fitzhugh Lee in 1856, and was stationed on the frontier as the South moved toward secession. Hear the story of when J.E.B. Stuart took a bullet from an Indian in 1857, saving Lomax’s life—and how, ironically, Lomax was on Stuart’s left flank when Stuart was mortally wounded during the Civil War. Lomax participated in the Gettysburg campaign, the Overland campaign, and fought Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley.

General Lomax will be portrayed by living historian Dan L. Carr. Originally from West Virginia, Carr lives in Ashland, KY, and is in his sixth year portraying General Lomax. Mr. Carr served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard 201st Combat Engineer Battalion attached to the 101st Airborne Division from 1972-1978 as a bull dozer operator. After 30 years’ service, Carr retired in 2010 as an Operator from Marathon Petroleum. Dan is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and associate member of the Black Horse Cavalry Camp #780, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - General L.L. Lomax First Person Program
 
 

 

March 31, 2017: Edith Wilson First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 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 sits alone now, answering hundreds of letters of condolence.

Mrs. Wilson will be portrayed by Jessica Michna. Ms. Michna has become known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women, as well as fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America, appearing before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and as guest hostess at parties and weddings. Jessica has combined her love of history and theater into her “First Impressions,” which has been bringing her character portrayals to the public for over ten years.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

Eventbrite - Edith Wilson First Person Program

 
 

April 22 & 23, 2017: Spring in Early Cincinnati: An 1803 Muster & Social

Before the war of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling—they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia will join Heritage Village Museum for an event that will include drilling, civilian demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Come celebrate the year Ohio became a state! For more information, click here: Spring in Early Cincinnati 1803

 

 

June 3, 2017: Beer Barons Bash

4 pm - 7 pm

An evening of brew and music. Ticket price includes four sample beers, a souvenir glass, appetizers, music, a Cincinnati brewery exhibit, a talk on the history of Cincinnati breweries, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Ticket prices: $25 in advance (by June 1), $30 at the door, and $20 for designated drivers.            
 
 

 

June, July, & August: Summer Day Camp at Heritage Village

Heritage Village Museum has three different weeks of day camp in the summer that make history come alive. Click here for more information:  Summer Day Camp

 
 
July 8 & 9, 2017: Civil War Weekend

Our annual event includes military drilling and daily battles, speakers, hands-on activities, and building tours--fun for all ages!

For more information, click here: Civil War Weekend 2017

 

October 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 2017: Haunted Village

These are family-friendly, slight-fright evenings that feature a Village full of ghostly attractions!  Come for wagon rides, balloon art, and trick-or-treating; fun for all ages. For more information, click here: Haunted Village

 
 
 
 

December 9-10, 2017: 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, holiday treats, music and more! Click here for more information about this event!

$10 adults

$6 children 5-13

Children under 5 and museum members are free

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December 20, 21, 22, & 29, 2017: Train Days

10 am - 2 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon away from your hectic holiday schedule. Some of our Heritage Village volunteers will bring in and set up their model trains—adding to the “Great Circle Line & Points North” O-Scale Model Railway that will be set-up during our Holly Days event.

$3 for ages 12 & up, $1 for ages 5 to 11, 4 & under and members are free

 

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