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Erlanger, KY 41018
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Arts & Museums
The only museum of its kind, Vent Haven Museum houses a large collection of ventriloquist figures. These collections belong to William S. Berger, who had a passion for such figures, and spent years accumulating them. Berger, besides collecting, also started a magazine on the prospects of ventriloquism, and maintained contact with several individuals in this profession. He was also the President of the International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists for about 20 years. The museum is known to house more than 700 ventriloquist figures, and sees thousands of visitors each year.
You can discover 450 million years of Northern Kentucky's heritage and history at this museum, through exhibits showcasing minerals, fossils, American Indian artifacts, Ohio River memorabilia, folk art, and much more. The museum is located in a beautiful historic home in Covingtion's 700-acre Devou Park.
Housed in the former Carnegie public library building, this center has five art galleries, a theatre, and an education center. It provides education programs and art exhibits encouraging the growth and appreciation of the arts in Northern Kentucky.
Discover Cincinnati's rich heritage! Here you are invited to see, touch, and hear Cincinnati's past with costumed interpreters to guide you along the way.
Explore the creatures and features of the ancient Ohio River Valley and the sciences that shaped them. Walk through a glacier and step back 19,000 years into the Ice Age Ohio Valley. Explore a recreated Kentucky limestone cave complete with underground waterfalls, streams, fossils, and a live bat colony.
Learning and fun come together here where children can experience such topics as art, culture, reading, and science hands on with eight world-class exhibits such as a kid-sized neighborhood, the Energy Zone, and The Woods.
Revealing the heroic stories of the Underground Railroad to present day era, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center strives to shed light on the history of slavery in the United States and how it related to contemporary times. Tucked away along the banks of the Ohio River, this educational center and museum opened in 2004. Permanent and traveling exhibits challenge and inspire visitors to learn more about the past with informative displays.
Exhibits in this 1907 National Register firehouse include early leather fire buckets, an 1808 fire drum, and the oldest surviving fire engine in Cincinnati, a Hunneman hand pumper.
Celebrates and honors those that have provided the foundation for classical music in America.
Established in 1869, the Cincinnati Reds have had a rich history and now fans of baseball and the Reds can discover first hand what makes this Major League Baseball team. Artifacts from the first professional baseball team are on display in this 16,000 square feet exhibition space as well as visual history, parade memorabilia, historic business documents, and trophies.
The Contemporary Arts Center has made national headlines with its daring exhibits of contemporary art, and has been called into court to defend the First Amendment on more than one occasion. Unlike the controversy that has brewed outside its walls, the Center itself is a quiet, calm place of visitors meandering through its spacious, well-lit rooms. Downtown workers often visit here at lunch to get away from their everyday hassles. The Contemporary Arts Center is located in the heart of downtown on the second floor of the Mercantile Building between Walnut and Main Streets. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
Nestled in the Over the Rhine neighborhood, Jack Wood Gallery commemorates vintage poster art. Its collection from the early-19th and mid-20th Century offers a glimpse into the city's glorious past as a hub for printing companies. Each poster represents a lithographic and graphic design landmark with a historical significance and aesthetic pleasure. They are categorized into varied subjects such as American Literary, Movies, Food, Belle Epoque, World War and Travel, and are renowned among art collectors and culture connoisseurs.