Heritage Village Presentations and Events--2017          

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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March 17, 2017: Judith Kemper First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Born to a well-off Virginia family in 1756, Judith Hathaway married childhood neighbor James Kemper. Judith followed him as he built a farm from scratch, taught school, became a surveyor, and studied theology. As the Reverend James Kemper, her husband brought his family to the woods and fort that would eventually become Cincinnati—far from the Hathaway’s “considerable property” in Virginia. While James traveled to plant churches in this newly-settled area, Judith learned and practiced new skills to run the household and raise the 15 children she and James would have. Come and meet the “lady of the house” who lived in Heritage Village Museum’s own Kemper Log House.

Mrs. Kemper will be portrayed by Dana Gagnon, Community Outreach Associate Director at Heritage Village Museum. Dana is a member of the Ladies Living History Society of Greater Cincinnati, and the coordinator for the Western Female Seminary Living History Society. She has lived in Cincinnati for more than ten years, where she has been able to participate in historical events at Heritage Village, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Taft birth home, the Ohio Village in Columbus, Caesar Creek’s Pioneer Village, and Battery Hooper at the James Ramage Civil War Museum in Kentucky.

Dana has a degree in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has taught high school classes in literature and drama locally. When she is not time-traveling, Dana volunteers in media production at a local community access television station and at her church.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

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March 24, 2017: General L.L. Lomax First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Confederate Major General Lunsford Lindsay Lomax was born in Rhode Island, but his family had deep roots in Virginia. He graduated 21st from a West Point class that included Fitzhugh Lee in 1856, and was stationed on the frontier as the South moved toward secession. Hear the story of when J.E.B. Stuart took a bullet from an Indian in 1857, saving Lomax’s life—and how, ironically, Lomax was on Stuart’s left flank when Stuart was mortally wounded during the Civil War. Lomax participated in the Gettysburg campaign, the Overland campaign, and fought Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley.

General Lomax will be portrayed by living historian Dan L. Carr. Originally from West Virginia, Carr lives in Ashland, KY, and is in his sixth year portraying General Lomax. Mr. Carr served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard 201st Combat Engineer Battalion attached to the 101st Airborne Division from 1972-1978 as a bull dozer operator. After 30 years’ service, Carr retired in 2010 as an Operator from Marathon Petroleum. Dan is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and associate member of the Black Horse Cavalry Camp #780, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

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March 31, 2017: Edith Wilson First Person Program

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Prohibition is the law of the land as the new year of 1925 begins. The decade will become known as the “Roaring Twenties.” The stock market is booming, Hollywood is cranking out silent films, there is bathtub gin and “Flaming Youth.” Mrs. Wilson has greeted another New Year quietly after the death of the President in February, 1924. The “war to end all wars” is now a memory. Mrs. Wilson stood by the President stoically and saw his strength sapped by the stress of the war and his dream of a League of Nations fade. Edith Galt Wilson sits alone now, answering hundreds of letters of condolence.

Mrs. Wilson will be portrayed by Jessica Michna. Ms. Michna has become known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women, as well as fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America, appearing before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and as guest hostess at parties and weddings. Jessica has combined her love of history and theater into her “First Impressions,” which has been bringing her character portrayals to the public for over ten years.

Advance registration required.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing. Call to register and for more details: 513-563-9484, or e-mail info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

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April 7, 2017: “Exiled: Ohio’s Indian Removal” exhibit opening

7 pm – 9 p.m.

A partnership between Heritage Village Museum and students at Xavier University will allow visitors to explore the history of Ohio’s first residents. “Exiled: Ohio’s Indian Removal” explores the Trail of Tears in Ohio. Visitors can get a first look at the exhibit on its opening night: April 7, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dr. Karim Tiro and his public history students will be on hand that evening to talk with visitors. Refreshments will be served.
There is no charge to attend this special opening event—come out and meet the students who have put this exhibit together. For more information about the exhibit, see our “Exhibits” page:

April 22 & 23, 2017: Spring in Early Cincinnati: An 1803 Muster & Social

Before the war of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling—they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia will join Heritage Village Museum for an event that will include drilling, civilian demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Come celebrate the year Ohio became a state! For more information, click here: Spring in Early Cincinnati 1803



May 13, 2017: Art Auction

7 pm

Dr. Robert Kroeger was on one of his weekly runs through Sharon Woods park when he happened to notice an old barn nestled within a restored 19th century village. Dr. Kroeger, who has spent the past several years painting historic barns all throughout Ohio, found himself intrigued with not only the barn, but the village it was a part of as well. After speaking with William Dichtl, Executive Director of Heritage Village Museum, and finding out about the village’s need for funding, Dr. Kroeger proposed an idea.

“I suggested a fundraiser, similar to the ones I'd done in Highland County, and proposed to paint each of the buildings and write a short essay. One of the buildings, a wonderful old school house dating to 1891, has not yet been restored and could use a generous gift to resurrect it.” Dr. Kroeger is an Ohio native, Ohio State Graduate, and served four years in the navy. He uses the impasto method of painting, a thick application of oil paint, similar to what the old masters like Rembrandt, Titian, and Vermeer employed.

The art auction will be held May 13th at Heritage Village Museum. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will support Heritage Village Museum.


June 3, 2017: Beer Barons Bash

4 pm - 7 pm

An evening of brew and music. Ticket price includes four sample beers, a souvenir glass, appetizers, music, a Cincinnati brewery exhibit, a talk on the history of Cincinnati breweries, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Ticket prices: $25 in advance (by June 1), $30 at the door, and $20 for designated drivers.
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June, July, & August: Summer Day Camp at Heritage Village

Heritage Village Museum has three different weeks of day camp in the summer that make history come alive. Click here for more information:  Summer Day Camp

July 8 & 9, 2017: Civil War Weekend

Our annual event includes military drilling and daily battles, speakers, hands-on activities, and building tours--fun for all ages!

For more information, click here: Civil War Weekend 2017


October 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 2017: Haunted Village

These are family-friendly, slight-fright evenings that feature a Village full of ghostly attractions!  Come for wagon rides, balloon art, and trick-or-treating; fun for all ages. For more information, click here: Haunted Village


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


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