Heritage Village Presentations and Events--2018          

Period Dinner
March 21, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00PM

Have you ever wondered what and how food was prepared in early Cincinnati? Join Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center for an 1804 home cooked meal, prepared in our own Kemper Kitchen. The hearth cooked meal reservations typically fill up very quickly because of the opportunity to experience the food, the preparation methods, and to go back in time to live a portion of history. The menu will be based on food ways common to Southwest Ohio, ca. 1788-1804.

Steve Preston, Education Director, will prepare a tasty meal including the main course, sides, and dessert. Throughout the evening Steve will give a brief history of the food being served. Space is limited to 20 people.

Cost is $35/person.

Call 513-563-9484 for reservations
For questions please call (513) 563-9484 or visit Heritage Village’s website heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Heritage Village Museum is located inside Sharon Woods Park and a Great Parks parking pass may be required.

2018 Chocolate, Champagne & Candlelight Plans Underway Mark your calendars for Heritage Village Museum’s Chocolate, Champagne & Candlelight 2018.
The event will be held Saturday, February 10, at Raffel’s Catering in Evendale.

The event will include an hors d’oeuvres and chocolate buffet, raffle baskets, a silent auction, split the pot, dancing to the Dave Sams Band, a dance competition, and a photo booth. Heritage Village Museum will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, and the festivities will kick off at Chocolate, Champagne and Candlelight event.

Tickets are $35 per person. All proceeds will benefit the museum’s education programs.


2018 First Person Program Series
Heritage Village Museum will be kicking off 2018 with the First Person Program Series running from February 9 through March 30. Come to the Village and learn about notable people of the past from the presenters!

Each program begins at 7:00 pm and includes dessert.
Advance registration is required; call 513-563-9484 to register.

The cost for each program is $17 for members, and $20 for non-members.

Click here for event brochure

October-April: Outside-only self-guided tours of the Village
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$3 adults, $1 children 5-11, Children under 5 and museum members free
(includes exhibits!)

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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November 18, 2017: Exiled: Ohio’s Indian Removal
(A conversation with John Bowes and Lloyd Divine)

2 p.m.

The Indian Removal Act championed by President Andrew Jackson did not apply only to Native Americans in the South. Come hear Prof. John Bowes discuss how Indian Removal was implemented in the Midwest, and Mr. Lloyd Divine relate how it affected members of the Wyandot Nation.

This discussion is part of a current exhibit on display at Heritage Village Museum until December 1. “Exile: Ohio’s Indian Removal” was created as a partnership between Xavier University and Heritage Village Museum. (Click here for more information on the exhibit.)

JOHN BOWES is professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West and Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal.

LLOYD DIVINE has served for over twenty-five years on the cultural committee of the Wyandotte Nation. He is the author of On the Back of a Turtle: A Narrative of the Huron-Wyandot People.


Non-members: $7.50 adults, $5 for ages 5 to 11

Members: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 11


December 9, 2017: Breakfast With Father Christmas

Step back in time and enjoy breakfast, 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. Come for pancakes, sausage, and fruit cocktail—and bring your camera for a Father Christmas photo op!

Price: $8 for ages 12 & up (three children under 12 included with each paid adult)

Time: two seatings: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Reservations required:
Call 513-563-9484 or register online at the link below.

Eventbrite - Breakfast With Father Christmas 2017

December 9-10, 2017: 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, holiday treats, music and more! Click here for more information about this event!

$10 adults

$6 children 5-13

Children under 5 and museum members are free

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December 20, 21, 22, & 29, 2017: Train Days

10 am - 2 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon away from your hectic holiday schedule. Some of our Heritage Village volunteers will bring in and set up their model trains—adding to the “Great Circle Line & Points North” O-Scale Model Railway that will be set-up during our Holly Days event.

$3 for ages 12 & up, $1 for ages 5 to 11, 4 & under and members are free