Coventry, Kentucky is home to the wonderful Devou Park and Behringer Crawford Museum. These two jewels, one located within the other, add to the quality of life in northern Kentucky.
Devou Park is over 700 acres of open space, beautiful trees, and recreational opportunities. The park offers an 18-hole golf course, playgrounds and picnic shelters. The hills of the park offer nature and biking trails and a fishing lake. The WPA era band shelter comes alive with music every summer when the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra performs. It’s also home to the NKY Children’s Home and the Behringer-Crawford Museum.
Behringer Crawford Museum
William Behringer traveled around the world collecting “oddities.” After his death, the Berhinger Museum opened in 1950 to display these items. They included taxidermized animals and Native American artifacts. The first curator, Ellis Crawford, added fossils from Big Bone Springs. In 1980, it was renamed the Behringer Crawford Museum.
The BCM now includes much more than oddities and fossils. Permanent displays include information about the prehistoric and historic life of the Ohio River Valley. Additional programs offer arts, crafts, and visual and performing arts.
Current Behringer-Crawford Museum Programs
If you love model trains or Christmas, you’ll love the Christmas programming at BCM. Hear readings from Polar Express as the model trains chug over 250 feet of track.
Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, based on by Kenton Hills author Diana Grady, is a child sized animated display. Follow two dog friends as they explore NKY and Cincy.
“Christmas in Victorian England” includes scenes created from Department 56 miniatures. Travel through Charles Dickens’ England and see what Christmases past were like in the Ohio River Valley.
There are more programs at the BCM for the holiday season. Click here for more information.
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