Presentations and Events--2017
Special tours during Spring Break
Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, we will offer two guided tours a day--one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Guided tours go inside our 19th century buildings--don't miss this preview week to explore our village before our regular season opens! (See tour pricing below.)
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
May-September: Guided tours of the Village
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.)
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
April 28, 2017: “Exiled: Ohio’s Indian Removal” exhibit opening
7 pm – 9 p.m.
A partnership between Heritage Village Museum and students at Xavier University will allow visitors to explore the history of Ohio’s first residents. “Exiled: Ohio’s Indian Removal” explores the Trail of Tears in Ohio. Visitors can get a first look at the exhibit on its opening night: April 28, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dr. Karim Tiro and his public history students will be on hand that evening to talk with visitors. Refreshments will be served.
There is no charge to attend this special opening event—come out and meet the students who have put this exhibit together. For more information about the exhibit, see our “Exhibits” page:
May 13, 2017: Art Auction
Heritage Village Museum is hosting an evening
of art, wine, and history. On Saturday, May 13, the museum will auction 14
original paintings by Dr. Robert Kroeger that feature the historic
nineteenth-century buildings of Heritage Village. The evening will also include
tours of the village, wine and cheese, and music.
Dr. Robert Kroeger’s career includes a 30-year
dental practice and four years in the Navy. Now retired, he paints the history
of Ohio using the oil impasto technique (a thick application of oil paint
similar to what Rembrandt, Titian, and Vermeer employed). He frames his
paintings with reclaimed wood from century-old barns, adding more history to
While on one of his weekly runs through Sharon
Woods park, Dr. Kroeger noticed an old barn nestled within a restored
nineteenth-century village. After spending the past several years painting
historic barns all throughout Ohio, he found himself intrigued with not only
another barn to paint, but the village it was a part of as well. After speaking
with William Dichtl, Executive Director of Heritage Village Museum, and finding
out about the village’s need for funding, Dr. Kroeger proposed an idea.
“I suggested a fundraiser, similar to the ones
I'd done in Highland County, and proposed to paint each of the buildings and
write a short essay. One of the buildings, a wonderful old school house dating
to 1891, has not yet been restored and could use a generous gift to resurrect
You can read more about the artist and the history of his paintings on his website:
The art auction will be held May 13th at Heritage Village Museum. The
event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The
auction benefits Heritage Village Museum. Tickets for the evening are $20 per
person or $35 per couple; advance registration is required. Tickets can be
purchased by calling (513) 563-9484 or online.
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
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!
$6 children 5-13
Children under 5 and museum members are free
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