Behringer-Crawford Museum

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road Devou Park

Our Mission
The regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley must be preserved for the benefit of present & future generations. Therefore, the Behringer-Crawford Museum is a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage.

This is the historic Behringer-Crawford Museum, the intersection of a variety of historical threads, fields of study and regional cultures. Within one estate, the lives of local individuals past and present mingle in the collection where century-old folk art works are juxtaposed with exciting new exhibits and fun displays.

And this fall a new addition featuring regional history through the unique lens of transportation will begin opening. From walking paths to Interstate Highways, we will cover transportation history from all directions and how through transportation we came to be the great region we are today! And also by this fall, see the fully restored 19th Century trolley car, the Kentucky (pictured to the left), on display, with the full exhibits opening coming in early 2007!

Experience the institution that depicts the ravages of the Civil War, the upheaval of the Ice Age, and the heroism of the Underground Railroad.

The Museum's collection includes, minerals, fossils, and American Indian artifacts. We house a 19th century exhibit as well as Ohio River memorabilia. There are also gallery displays of regional artwork. All of this underscores the Museum's focus on regional history and cultural. The BCM has become a gathering place for the community with events like freshART, Fireworks, and Musicat BCM.

Recent News

Exhibition: Storied Threads

To some, quilting is simply putting together pieces of fabric in a unique way to create a pattern. But to the Hancock sisters, quilting is a unique language to tell their family history. Living far apart in Cincinnati, Louisville and Taos, NM, the…

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Exhibition - 'Korea: The Forgotten War' at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Ken Harper of Crestview Hills, KY, was sitting in economics classic at the University of Kentucky Community College just after Christmas vacation in 1951 when a classmate walked in and said, “I got my draft papers.” When class was over,…

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Exhibition - Culture Bites: Northern Kentucky's Food Traditions

Food, glorious food! We need it to live. It also shapes the way we live. The impact of food from immigrants on Northern Kentucky's social and cultural development is the focus of a new exhibit developed by students in Northern Kentucky University's…

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Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Holiday Toy Trains Roll Again

25th Annual Holiday Exhibit on Display from Nov. 12, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017 Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park will again be transformed into a fantasy wonderland crisscrossed by more than 250 feet of model train tracks for the 25th annual…

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