Kenton County Historical Society Meetings and Public Programs



Saturday, March 25, 2017, Northern Kentucky Regional History Day

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - the 24th annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day, (NEW LOCATION) at the Boone County Public Library, Main Branch, on Burlington Pike; the schedule will be similar to history days held for the last 23 years at NKU.  Display booths will be set up on the second floor. See details on the Boone County and Kenton County Public Library websites and elsewhere.  If you are on the History Day mailing list, you should receive a flyer soon with an order form to pre-register. Pre-registration again will be $8.00 ($10.00 at the door). The check ($8 per person with name listed) is to be mailed to Northern Kentucky Regional History Day, c/o the Kenton County Historical Society, P. O. Box 641, Covington, KY 41012


Saturday, April 22, 2017, Keepsake Dolls -- Sheila Lubbers, Little Flower Doll Hospital and Peggy Carson Lietzenmayer, Collector
Kenton County Library, the Covington branch, Scott Street, Covington:

The Kenton County Historical Society and the Kenton County Public Library invite you to a doll display at the Covington Branch on April 22, 2017.  Some examples of German, French, American, African American, Native American, and Cajun dolls will be featured for your enjoyment (mostly bisque heads ca. 1890–1935). Some popular post-WWII dolls will also be available for inspection.

Find that dolly that Auntie passed on to you (or perhaps you have a great yard sale find) and bring it along! Share how the doll came to you: older, newer, GC or suffering injury, e.g., limbs missing/head off/compo peeling/eyes missing or loose, etc.  Expert doll doctor/appraiser Sheila Lubbers, of the Little Flower Doll Hospital in Covington, will be on hand to suggest what might be done for a doll needing “medical” attention.

Here’s an opportunity for you to check reference books and possibly discover more of your doll’s origin. The two-volume Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls by Dorothy S. Coleman covering 2000+ manufacturers, with accompanying black-and-white pictures and markings, will be available as well as several other reference books by doll experts Jan Foulke and Patricia Smith.  

We look forward to seeing you on April 22 at 10:30 a.m., at the Covington Library.


July 13, 1977 - July 13, 2017: 40th Anniversary celebration of the official beginning of the KCHS
(Details to be announced later)


May 20, 2017 -- 40th Anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire.

A presentation by Bob Webster, author of the Beverly Hills Supper Club: The Untold Story Behind Kentucky's Worst Tragedy.  Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library.  Time to be announced.


Behringer Crawford Museum

February 3, 2017 -- April 9, 2017:  Lineillism Revealed--The Birth of a New Art Form
                The daring new painting style created by Kentucky-born artist Jim Hall

Coming Soon:  Korean War Exhibit, including interviews with veterans




Ramage Civil War Museum

(1400 Highland Ave., Ft. Wright)

Saturday, March 18th -- Civil war Book Sale and Discussion
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Book sale (50% off all orders over $10.00)
     2:00 pm: Discussion on the book Partners in Command: The Relationship Between Leaders in the Civil War by Joseph T. Glatthaar






Kenton County Historical Society

P.O. Box 641

Covington, KY  41012