At Heritage Village Museum, you will experience the rural simplicity of a small town life as it was in Ohio during the 1800’s. We are open to the public year-round. Volunteers provide guided tours, supervise gift and book shop, coordinate special events, demonstrate traditional crafts and cooking and present educational programs for over 19,000 guests each year.
We are open for exhibits and
self-guided tours
Wednesday-Friday  10:00 am-4:00 pm
Admission for the self-guided tour (outside of buildings only) is
$3 for Adults, $1 Children 5-11.
Admission for the exhibit only is $2 adults, $1 children.
Children under 4 and Museum Members are free.

                          Cincinnati’s Role in
Audubon’s Epic Birds of America Program                                   April 6th at 7:00 pm          


Learn about the famous painter of birds, John J. Audubon. Presenters and longtime friends John Ruthven and DeVere Burt have a mutual interest in nature, birds, conservation, art, and the life work of this amazing artist and naturalist. Ruthven has studied Audubon's life extensively and inspired DeVere's interest in the bird man. The outcome of that inspiration was a 56 painting portfolio about the life and times of Audubon created by DeVere that toured 36 venues around the eastern United States. In this unique program, DeVere will introduce the controversial Audubon; discuss his accomplishments, and the events leading Audubon to Cincinnati. Ruthven will address the largely unknown story of Audubon's brilliant young Cincinnati apprentice Joseph Mason. It's an amazing, purely Cincinnati tale that will surprise and delight.

Program admission is $3 for museum members and $5 for non-members. 


DeVere Burt is the founder of Masterworks for Nature, a group of wildlife, and landscape artists who have worked with nonprofit conservation organizations to raise nearly $1.7 million for educational and wildlife management projects. DeVere is dedicated to wildlife conservation, natural area preservation, and endangered species advocacy. He has won numerous awards and his art can be found in museum, corporation, institutional, and private collection.


John A Ruthven is sometimes called the “20th Century Audubon”. John is a native Cincinnatian and internationally renowned wildlife artist, author, lecturer and naturalist. John has exhibited globally including: The White House, The Smithsonian Institution’s Preservation and Research Center, The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia, The President’s Palace in the Philippines, The Cincinnati Art Museum, and The Cincinnati Museum Center.


Great Eastern Wilderness, Its Wildlife and Native People

Exhibit: April 14-May 31
Program: April 19 2:00 pm 

Have you ever wondered what the great Eastern American Wilderness really looked like before European settlement in the 18th century? Fortunately, some of the first naturalists, explorers, Indian captives and missionaries from that time left vivid descriptions in journals. They described the vast pristine beauty of the land and rivers, the immense trees, remarkable wildlife and native people. Mary Louis Holt has created a series of paintings based on the colorful descriptions from those original journals. 

Travel back through time with the artist as she takes you into this wilderness with compelling stories and images from her paintings during the special program on April 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit admission is $2/adults, $1/children 5-11. Children under 5 and museum members are free.

Admission for the program is $3 for museum members and $5 for non-members. 

Mary Louise Holt was an honors graduate from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She started her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, and courtroom artist for local and national television. With comprehensive formal training in the academic tradition of fine portraiture and figurative painting she paints many portraits n commission for private collectors. She has studied under internationally renowned artists Daniel Greene and Nelson Shanks. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.


Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps!

Pioneer Camp: June 22-26 and August 3-7
Civil War Camp: July 20-24



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