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.

(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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August 10: Liar's Club

Enjoy an evening with the Liar’s Club. Using artifacts from the museum's collection, a panel of three will take turns spinning a story about an artifact--or telling the truth about what it is. After the panelists and the moderator banter back and forth in a friendly manner, the audience will vote on which panelist is telling the truth. The evening will be filled with laughter and learning. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Cost: $3 per person ($2 per person for members)

Aug 13 through Sept 11: "In Singular Focus" Art Show & Sale

Over 30 local and regional artists showcase works in this unique ‘snippets-style’ art show and sale, opening August 13, 2-5 PM.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM. (See the top of this page for times and fees for tours of our 19th-century village while you are here.) To enter Sharon Woods, visitors will need a Hamilton County park pass, available at the gate for a price of $3 per day or $10 for the year.

A portion of the sale of artworks will be retained and split jointly between the Heritage Village and GMAHS, both non-profit organizations that depend on fundraising to help sustain their community programming.

For more information, click here:  http://www.milfordhistory.net/special-view/in-singular-focus/


August 20, 2016: 1840's Whig Rally

Research suggests that Senator Thomas Morris, investor in the mills, lived in Elk Lick House in the early 1840s.  Morris, a staunch opponent of slavery, ran for Vice President on the Liberty Party ticket in 1844. 

Heritage Village will host an 1840’s political rally on Saturday, August 20. Come and take part—and find out what political issues held the attention of this country before the Civil War.  Print your own ballot and cast your vote, make a campaign button, learn campaign songs--and watch out for a duel of honor!

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Best for: all ages

Cost: $5 adults, $3 for kids 5-12, free for kids under 4 and members.

August 27, 2016: Raiders on the Ohio (Morgan's Raid)

Heritage Village Museum is partnering with the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation as they gather stories and oral histories in an effort to expand the knowledge and awareness of CSA General John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid of 1863. Come to share your family’s stories, or to listen to the stories of others! These events are free to the public and all are welcome.

Time: 7 p.m.

Best for: teens and adults

Cost: FREE

September 4, 2016: First Sunday

Throughout the summer, Heritage Village Museum has tour guides on duty on Wednesdays through Sundays. On the First Sunday of each month, we’ll have extra volunteers in a few of our buildings so visitors get the chance to see a little bit more. Surrounded by Sharon Woods Park, visitors to our independent museum can step back in time and tour buildings from Southwest Ohio built between 1804 and 1872. Through September, Heritage Village Museum will offer guided tours Wednesdays through Sundays; see our website or Facebook page for daily hours.

Guided tours are available at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Cost: $5 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 12, free for members and children under 4.) Guided tours go inside each of our buildings.

Self-guided tours are $3 for ages 12 and up, $1 for ages 5 to 12, and free for members and children under 4. Self-guided tours do not go inside the buildings, but self-guided visitors are welcome to step into any of the buildings that are open for First Sunday and visit our volunteers. 

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2016: Haunted Village

For more information about our slight-fright, family-friendly Haunted Village, click here:


November 4 & 5, 2016: Echoes of the 1800s

For a second year, Heritage Village Museum will partner with GreatParks for a "walking theater" program that explores darker historical scenes of the Cincinnati area. For information and to make reservations, see the link below:


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!  Click here for more information about this event!


$8 adults

$5 children 5-13

Children under 5 and museum members are free 


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February 18, 2017: Chocolate, Champagne, & Candlelight

7 pm - 10 pm  


This annual date-night fundraiser features decadent chocolate desserts, live music, and dancing.  Raffel's Catering Hall provides an easy-to-access location for the event. Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman will be returning as our emcee for the evening.


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