Heritage Village Exhibits, Presentations, and Events 2014
Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum invites you to view a new rotation of antique quilts from our extensive collection. This assortment of nineteen quilts spans a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s. Quilt patterns include: Log Cabin, Dresden Plate and Star of Bethlehem.
$2 adults, $1 children 5-11. Children under 5 and museum members are free.
Now - February 28th, 2014: Somerset Church Exhibit 
Join us as we celebrate one of our buildings at Heritage Village Museum! This exhibit documents the history of Somerset Church and its connection to the founding of Cincinnati, Reverend James Kemper, rural Warren County, and Heritage Village Museum. 
$2 adults, $1 children 5-11. Children under 5 and museum members are free.
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
You are invited to enjoy a romantic night of sampling chocolate deserts, along with champagne, wine and music to benefit Heritage Village. There will also be a raffle, silent auction. This event will be held in the Sharon Centre auditorium inside Sharon Woods Park.
emcee: Tiffany Wilson, co-anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati on Local 12 
Raffle prizes include:  
2 tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo
4 tickets to the Berhringer Crawford Museum
4 tickets to the Taft Museum of Art
8 tickets to the Cincinnati Observatory Center for Astro Evening Program
2 gift certificates to the Melting Pot 

There will also be a silent auction for a pearl bracelet from Eddie Lane's Diamond Showroom.

Members: $25 per person or $45 couple
Non members: $30 per person or $55 couple
Registration deadline is February 17th.
Sponsored by:         
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Join us for a series of three antique classes to introduce you to some of the things you need to know to get started in the wonderful world of antiques. The first hour of class will be a discussion of styles and construction. The second hour of class will be a behind the scenes tour of Heritage Village where examples of the antiques can be studied up close. You are encouraged to bring items or pictures of items for discussion.
March 15th: American Furniture
This class will introduce the styles and construction methods of furniture made in America from the time of the Pilgrims to the early 1900's. Students will learn about what to look for in dating a piece of antique furniture and what styles influenced its appearance. Furniture styles discussed include, Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Empire, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and many more.  
March 29th: Ceramics and Glass
In this class participants will study the different types of ceramics, (plates, dishes, etc.) popular in America from the earliest founding of the nation. We will discuss red ware, earthen ware, stoneware, and porcelain. In addition, this class will explore the variety of antique glass from "free blown" to art glass. 
April 12th: Miscellaneous Antiques
This class will cover a variety of items including antique metals, photographs, textiles, clocks and other collectible items.  
Cost is $25 per class or $65 for the series
Museum member cost is $20 per class or $50 for the series
Each class is limited to 20 students so call 513-563-9484 to register! 
April 1st, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Vintage Base Ball Exhibit Opening 

Players from the Red Stockings and the Buckeyes along with players from the Norwood Highlanders and the Rising Sun, Indiana, Belle River clubs will be in attendance. The players will be in uniform and discuss the rules of 1869. The Cincinnati Reds mascot, Mr. Redlegs, will be joining us for the evening as well.

Greg Rhodes, author and former director of the Reds Hall of Fame, will give a brief history of the 19th century Cincinnati Red Stockings. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Admission is $5.00/person for members of Historic Southwest Ohio, Inc. and $7.50 for non-members. Reservation deadline is March 28.  
April 2nd-September 28th: Vintage Base Ball Exhibit  
Baseball has been the prominent sport in American culture since the early 1800's.
While most sports during this time were for the sole purpose of entertaining the wealthy, the commoners created a sport to play in their spare time. Heritage Village Museum is proud to host a Vintage Base Ball exhibit showcasing the different styles and eras of baseball uniforms and equipment of the 19th century. 
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 children 5-11.
Children under 5 and museum members are free.
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.
June 14th 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Ice Cream Social and Base Ball Tournament

Visitors will be able to view base ball as it was once played in 1869. Players will be wearing traditional uniforms, as well as the same equipment, including no gloves! Vintage teams throughout the region will be playing against the Cincinnati Red Stockings and Cincinnati Buckeyes. In observance of Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, we will be having a special flag raising ceremony at 9:45 am. Chris Beiser, Director of Music at St. Mark’s Church in Fairfield, will be singing the National Anthem.  The flag raising will be a 15 striped flag like the one that flew over Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem 200 years ago.  This is the only United States Flag that has ever had anything other than 13 stripes.

There will also be guided tours of the Village, wagon rides, children's games and of course, ICE CREAM! US Borne Books will be onsite selling their children's books with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Village. 

1-2 visitors: $15 museum members, $20 non-members
3 or more visitors: $20 members, $25 non-members 

July 12th & 13th: 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 
Sponsored by:  

July 26th 1 - 4 pm: Were the 3 Pigs Right? 200 years later a log and brick house still stand.

The Betts House and Heritage Village Museum have partnered to present a look at construction techniques from 200 years ago. The two buildings featured in the program are owned by The National Society of Colonial Dames of American in Ohio. The Betts House is a brick home built by William and Phoebe Betts in 1804 and the Kemper Log House is a log house built by Reverend James and Judith Kemper also in 1804.

Trades people will be on hand to talk with visitors about construction techniques. There will be hands-on opportunities to gain an understanding of the work involved in building construction of this time-period. Visit both sites to see the 210 year-old homes.

Cost to the program is part of admission for a guided tour or a self-guided tour.

Guided tour: Adults--$5.00, Children (5-11)--$3.00

Members & children 4 and under—free

Self-guided tour: Adults--$3.00, Children (5-11)--$1.00

Members & children 4 and under—free

July 31st: River Institute Traveling Theatre presents a selection of student written ten-minute plays
6:00 p.m.--dinner, 7:00 p.m.—performance

Hanover College’s Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre group returns to Heritage Village Museum. When the group was last here in 2012 they presented the entertaining Down by the River that included songs and history of the Ohio River. This year there will be four short plays:

*enter a twilight zone where two scientists sit Waiting for the Universe

*see Indiana-born writer Rex Stout confront the FBI as Rex Stout Rings Again

*watch Indiana-born vaudeville actress Marilyn Miller help a young boy face his fears in the Ghost Light

*shop for the poignantly unexpected at The Everything Store

The performance will be in front of the Hayner House.

Join us for dinner prior to the plays at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, cornbread, drinks, and dessert.

Dinner and play Adults $13/Children 11 and younger $10

Play only Adults $6/Children 5-11 $3/4 and under free

Register by July 28 with payment

Day of play admission is Adults $8/Children 5-11 $5/4 and under free

July 30th - December 19th 2014: Quilts of the Community Exhibit
This new quilt exhibit features 13 quilts from the local community. The Heritage Village quilters, whose hand sewn quilt is raffled off each December, loaned ten of the quilts. The other three are recent acquisitions to our collection. These quilts date from the late 1800s to 2007 and include patterns such as, “Drunkard’s Path”, “Capital T”, and “Irish Chain”. Other quilts are contemporary using fabric with candy prints, dolls, and butterflies.
$2 adults, $1 children 5-11
Museum members and children under 5 are free 
Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Visitors will enjoy wagon rides, pumpkin painting, children's doughnut eating contest, old fashioned games, an Annie Oakley show and more! The village will be open for touring, along with different cooking and craft demonstrations.
$8 adults, $5 children 5-11
Museum members and children under 5 are free. 
Annie Oakley show sponsored by:  
6:00 pm-10:00 pm 
This is a family friendly, slight fright event that is loaded with ghostly attractions!
Visitors can take a wagon ride through the village, or take a stroll into the cemetery...if you dare. The headless horseman, mad scientist, and witches will entertain guests throughout the night. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their Halloween costume and children can Trick or Treat throughout the village. Face painting, balloon animal making and games will amuse children of all ages.
$8 ages 2 and up
Museum members and children under 2 are free.  
Sponsored by:   
October 11, 18, 25: After Dark Paranormal Tours
10:30 pm-12:30 pm
Heritage Village has been listed in numerous publications as being haunted, and we want you to be the judge!  During the 2 hour tour, guests will visit the paranormal "hot spots" of the village, listen and view some of the evidence captured and hear about the experiences of guests and staff. You are welcome to bring paranormal detection equipment for your own investigating!
$25 per person, ages 14 an up only
Each tour is limited to 20 participants and everyone must be registered in advanced 
Please be aware that this tour is conducted in the dark 
November 7th: John Tipton Program and Dessert
7:00 pm
Join us to meet John Tipton as he looks back on his life in the Indiana Territory. He was a War of 1812 Veteran who fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. He went into politics and was an Indiana agent. In the early 1830's he was asked to take a militia unit to attempt to negotiate with the Pottawatomie to move West but instead rounded them up and marched them West with no authorization.  His story illustrates the tension and issues between white settlers and Native Americans as white settlement expanded during the first decades of the 19th Century.

$20 non-members                                                                                                                           $17 museum members

Registration deadline, November 4th 
Dessert donated by:  
November 8th: Beer Tasting
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Please join us for an entertaining yet informative evening as we explore the rich brewing history of Cincinnati. Steven Hampton, President of the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, will discuss the rise and fall of beer brewing in Cincinnati and the modern renaissance that has now fostered over 20 microbreweries located within the metropolitan area. A variety of local beers for tasting and light hors d'oeuvres will be available.  
$20 museum members
$25 non-members
$5 designated drivers 
Registration deadline, November 5th 
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The First American Regiment comprised the entire United States Army for seven years following the Revolutionary War. In 1789, the regiment built Fort Washington to protect the settlers in the Cincinnati area. Join us for military demonstrations, displays, music and stories about life in the 1790's.  
$5 adults, $3 ages 5-11
Museum members and children under 5 are free 
December 9th: Christmas Doll Luncheon
12:00 pm
Come join our guest speaker, Judy Harris Wright, as we venture back to our childhood and rediscover the dolls that may have been under your Christmas tree. Judy has been a doll collector since the age of 9 when her Mother gave her a Madame Alexandra 8" doll from the Little Woman series. She told her mother, "This doll is just too pretty to play with! I am going to be a collector" and this started a lifelong love of doll collecting. Judy has over 300 dolls in her collection and will share with us her very special Christmas dolls.
Lunch is a tortilla wrap sandwich buffet and includes fruit salad, pasta salad, vegetable sticks, drink, and dessert.  
$25 museum members
$30 non-members
Registration deadline December 4th 
December 13th & 14th: Holly Days
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Travel back in time to experience the beauty, sights, and sounds of the 19th century holiday season. Come see the village in its holiday splendor while enjoying crafts, storytelling, holiday treats, model train displays, music and more!
$8 adults, $5 children 5-11
Museum members and children under 5 are free 
December 16th: Christmas at Balmoral Program
12:00 pm
Join the Christmas festivities at Balmoral Castle. Meet Margaret Cummins, head housekeeper of Balmoral during the reign of Queen Victoria, as she prepares for the arrival of the royal couple and their nine children. Learn about the traditions and history of the season.
Bring your own lunch, dessert and drinks provided. 
$17 members
$20 non-members
Registration deadline December 12th 
Dessert donated by:  

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