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Kenton County Historical Society


Northern Kentucky Regional History Day          REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

Saturday, March 23: The 26th Annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day, at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Kentucky.

Regional heritage organizations and authors will display their projects, publication and books.  Coffee and other breakfast drinks and food will be served nearby.  At 9:00 a. m. the opening keynote speaker John Schlipp will present, “Music, Musicians and Entertainers from Northern Kentucky and the Tristate.”

Following the opening program will be three workshop sessions each with three speakers and topics to choose from:

10:15-11:15: Daryl Smith on “John H. Morgan & the First Battle of Cynthiana”; David Schroeder & Robert Schrage on “Lost Northern Kentucky”; and Jim Schroer on “Speers Memorial Hospital, 1897-1973 & the Hospital Museum.”

11:30-12:30: Jonathan Beer on “Cincinnati and the Civil War Navy”; Pat Van Skaik on “The Lloyd Brothers and their Legacy”; Don Heinrich Tolzmann on “Anti German Hysteria during World War I in the Greater Cincinnati Area.”

12:45-1:45: Hillary Delaney on “Service Records of African American Soldiers and Sailors in the Civil War”; Jeannine Kreinbrink on “First Nations; Paleo Indians & the Exploration of the Americas”; Cierra Earl & Krysta Wilham on “Grim Stories from the Kenton County Coroner Inquest Records and Beyond.”

2:00 p.m.: door prizes are given out.

Registration at the door is $10.00; or preregister for $8:00 through the Kenton County Historical Society website; or by mailing a check with names of people to register to: Kenton County Historical Society, P. O. Box 641, Covington, KY 41012.


Behringer Crawford Museum

The 2019 Annual Two Headed Calf Awards Banquet and Gala

Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m., at Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom.  The event will include dinner, cocktails, live music, a silent auction, raffles and free valet service and parking, in addition to the awards celebration. The 2019 Award Recipients to be honored at this awards dinner and gala are: 

Dennis R. Williams, attorney with Adams, Stepner, Wolterman & Dusing; Judi Gerding, president of The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky; Victor J. Canfield, historic preservationist; and Jon Draud, educator and local Commissioner.

All-inclusive tickets are $100/person or $800/table of eight.  For reservations, call 859-491-4003 or email Laurie Risch at by March 8.


Northern Kentucky Sports Legends - Exhibit

The Behringer Crawford Museum has a very extensive collection of Northern Kentucky sports memorabilia and artifacts, including photos donated or on loan from the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.  A substantial portion of these collections will be on exhibit at the museum through May 12th.  As spring arrives, a variety of sports memories can be recalled from bygone eras and from more recent years.