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"Korea: The Forgotten War"

July 15 - October 1

A new exhibit at BCM honors thousands of Northern Kentuckians who served in the Korean conflict, an era wedged between World War II and the Vietnam War which came to be known as “the forgotten war” because it received relatively little attention over the years.

“Korea: The Forgotten War” features recorded interviews, diaries, photographs and artifacts loaned or donated by local Korean War veterans and their families. These personal war stories shed new light on one of the most tumultuous and little-known periods in American history. Included in the exhibit is a miniature statue of Thomas Dehne, a Marine from Newport, KY, who was a model for one of the 19 full-size statues in the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, October 1. It is open during regular museum hours and is included with museum admission.



Duveneck Memorial Art Show Award Winners

Now On Display!

The Northern Kentucky Heritage League started Duveneck Memorial Art Show in 1969 to stimulate interest in the arts, give regional artists a place to display ans sell their wares, and promote local history. They established the Duveneck Purchase Award to emphasize the historical mission of the league. The award requires that the subject of work be an original Greater Cincinnati structure or landmark that is over 50 years old. Over five decades of winners will be on display. Included with museum admission.



Kenny Shields Book Signing for "Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else"

Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Retired NKU head coach Ken Shields, who led the Norse to the NCAA Division II tournament six times, will speak at 11 a.m. on the BCM veranda. After the presentation he will sign copies of his book, “Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else” in the Toyota Education Center. The book takes a look at the life and coaching career of Shields, who is known for making NKU into one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation. Shields, who retired following the 2003-04 season with a career record of 306-170, was named NCAA Division II Coach of the Year once and Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year three times. After his final season, he received a special award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for his 16 years of dedicated service at NKU. Admission to the event is free. Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame artifacts will be on display.





Opening Reception for silentART Auction

Saturday, September 2, 5-7:30 p.m. at BCM

Get your bids in early for paintings, sculptures and other works created by local artists. Auction continues through the freshART gala on Sept.17 at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park.






Scarecrow "Stuff-it" Party

Friday, September 8, 4-5 p.m.

Celebrate fall outdoors! Children ages 4-10 will make mini-scarecrows to take home, have a light snack and much more harvest fun! Cost: $3 for museum members; $5 for future members; adults are free. (Does not include museum admission). Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 859-491-4003. Location: NaturePlay@BCM, adjacent to Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road- Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.





25th Annual freshART Gala and Auction

Sunday, September 17, 4-8 p.m.

A fabulous auction of freshly created art by dozens of local artists caps this annual event,which includes cocktails, gourmet food and music. 4-8 p.m. at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park. Tickets $75, available by calling 859-491-4003. Dozens of artists spend the day in Devou Park creating original art that will be auctioned the same night at BCM’s elegant freshART Gala, which will take place at Drees Pavilion. Cocktails, gourmet dinner, music, live and silent auctions. Reservations: 859-491-4003.




Tot Tuesdays! Dogs

Tuesday, September 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

We love our furry friends, so we celebrate them at this month’s Tot Tuesdays! session, with puppy tales, songs and crafts to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization. Tot Tuesdays! are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child.



Brown Bag Luncheon: "Motivation is on the Menu!"

Thursday, September 21, noon-1:30 p.m.

Dale Mueller will speak on "What Motivates Me, How I Motivate Others and How That Might Apply To You." An educator for 34 years teaching math and science, Mueller's probably best known for coaching high school football. While he was head coach of Highlands High School, the school won 11 state championships in 20 years and was nationally ranked for nine years, including third in the nation in the USA Today poll in 2009. Mueller was named National Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2013. The lunch and lecture will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Reservations recommended: (859)-491-4003.







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