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Kenton County Historical Society


July 15-20  Kenton County
Fair
: For years now, in the evening hours starting around 4:00, the Society has hosted one of the many booths that line the fairgrounds in Independence.  Come out and enjoy the fair, and stop by and view the wonderful display of historic photos, maps, books, and more.

Saturday, July 20  Annual Membership Picnic:  The Independence Shelter House, adjacent to the Independence Fire House, will be home to the Society's Third Annual Summer Picnic, open to all members, friends, and the general public.  Besides historic displays and discussions, picnic food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

September 7, Kentucky Farm Bureau 100th Anniversary Celebration: The Society will host a booth at this private affair celebrating 100 years of this vital organization for farmers in Kenton County.

September 21, Lafayette Program:  Karl Lietzenmayer will present a program of Lafayette's legendary trip through Kentucky and Cincinnati,  disproving many "urban myths" as well.  The program will be held at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.

October 12, Mother of God Cemetery Tour:  Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running to approximately 11:00 a.m., library staff will discuss a few selected individuals buried in the historic Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia.

Annual Meeting/Election of Officers: (time and location to be determined)  Terms of the following will end this year -- President Bob Webster, Vice-president Karl Lietzenmayer, Secretary john Boh, Treasurer terry Averbeck, and directors Iris Spoor, and Robert Rich.  The Society will be looking for "new blood" to compete for votes in the annual election.

October 26, Antiques Fair:  Attendance has been very good at previous fairs by people seeking to have their antiques appraised.  The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.

November 16, “Northern Kentucky Unearthed.”  Travis Brown and team will present a lecture on the archaeological discoveries of metal detector hobbyists in Northern Kentucky.  There will be many artifacts displayed which include Civil War, transportation, and other items of interest.

 

Ludlow Historical Society

LUDLOW RAILROAD HERITAGE FEST-- Saturday, August 17, 11-4, on the City Hall Plaza 51 Elm St.  Talks and displays by local railroad buffs, "Grillin' & Chillin'" great food and drink, live entertainment.  For additional information, please contact: Ruth Bamberger  rbamberger@fuse.net

 

Behringer Crawford Museum

Annual Summer Concert Series:  Weekly, Thursday evenings, doors open at 6pm, concerts start at 7pm.  Food from Colonial Cottage is sold partly to benefit youth and community organizations.  Also sold are adult beverages, soft drinks, and bottled water.  Admission: $5.00 for adults, children under 12 free.

July 11 -- Jake Speed and the Freddies (old and new for kids and adults)
July 18 -- Ben Levin and the Heaters (blues)
July 25 -- The Troublemakers (classic Ohio Valley rock)
August 1 -- Marcos Sastre and the Bluebirds (blues)
August 8 -- Robin Lacy and DeZydeco (he Bayou's best)
August 15 -- Ramona Blaine and the Company (old school, decades of music)