Kenton County Historical Society Meetings and Public Programs


Kenton County Fair   July 16th to July 20th

This summer the KCHS plans again to set up its booth at the Kenton County Fair (July 16th to July 20th) from 4:00pm to about 9:00pm.  Stop by and visit, sign up as a member, or brouse through our books, maps, and magazines.


Photo Scanning

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m., in the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library on Nicholson Road the public is invited to have their old photos scanned for placement on the library’s website.  Note that the originals will be returned to the owner. (After the scanning session author Bob Webster is scheduled to speak on “Northern Kentucky’s Long-Forgotten Neighborhood Movie Theaters.”  The event is FREE.


Annual Picnic  Saturday, July 28th, Noon to 4:00pm

The KCHS will host their Second Annual Picnic for members and guests on Saturday, July 28th.  This year we will be at Memorial Park, Independence, KY.  The shelter is located adjacent to the Senior CizitzensBuilding, which is next to the Independence Firehouse near the Kroger Shopping Center along Old KY 17.  Stop by and visit with us, enjoy some fine cookout food, and see our display of historic maps and books.  The picnic is FREE and open to the public.


Ramage Battery Hooper Days   August 18th and 19th

On August 18th and 19th the KCHS plans again to have a booth at the Ramage Civil War Museum for Battery Hooper Days.  More details to follow.



Behringer Crawford Museum

Artist Tom Bluemlein


On exhibit until July 29th are many paintings by Northern Kentuckian Tom Bluemlein. This very accomplished impressionist artist has painted local scenes. He has traveled far and wide in the U. S. and beyond to paint landscapes and nature’s many dimensions in renditions of bold colors and great beauty.  He has achieved great stature in the profession and is active as a teacher and mentor.


The Great Outdoors

On exhibit through October 1st the Behringer Crawford Museum will be showing back-to-nature hiking, camping, hunting, fishing as an American pastime in the last century. The exhibit coincides with the impressionist nature paintings of Tom Bluemlein. The exhibit includes the story of how the development and modern manufacture of fishing rebels became a special Kentucky industry centered in Frankfort. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, but closed Mondays. Free parking. Location: Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. 859-491-4003


Weekly Summer Concerts

The Behringer Crawford Museum is again hosting its annual summer concert of folk and popular music on Thursday evenings through August 9th. Doors open at 6:00. Music commences at 7 p. m. and goes to 9. Food (from Colonial College), adult beverages, soft drinks and bottled water may be purchased beginning at 6 p. m. Tea is provided free from Reality Tuesday. $5.00 for adults; $3:00 for children ages 3-12.



Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society
all meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  (859) 635-6407 for questions or further details

June 14th, Cold Spring City Park: Annual Picnic with Awards/1869 Baseball Game
July 12th, Doyle's Country Club: Tina Neyer on Tacoma and Dayton/Bellevue Beaches
August 9th, Ft. Thomas Mess Hall: Erik Geiman on Altamont Hotel
September 13th, Wilder City Building: Essay Contest Winners
October 11th, Wilder City Building: Dave Schroeder on "Lost Northern Kentucky"
November 8th, Wilder City Building: Veterans Day Presentation
December 13th, Wilder City Building: Annual Hoiday Social with Review of 2018








Kenton County Historical Society

P.O. Box 641

Covington, KY  41012