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Local Museum Teams Up With NKU Students to Create Bicentennial Exhibit

From the time when herds of roaming buffalo carved out the route of Dixie Highway to the bourbon-fueled heyday of the 1920s, Covington has had a dynamic and colorful history.

A collaboration between Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) and the Masters of Art in Public History program at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), “Buffalo and Bourbon: 200 Years of Covington History” will chronicle the trials, innovations and accomplishments that have shaped the City of Covington, Ky. The exhibit, which celebrates Covington’s bicentennial, opens with a reception at the museum in Devou Park at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and will run through August 30.

NKU graduate students will create and install the exhibit, which is sponsored by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

“Many of these amazing people, places and events left behind legacies that continue to influence today’s residents, community and progress,” according to BCM Curator Tiffany Hoppenjans. “As Covington looks towards the next two hundred years, this exhibit discovers and discusses the connections between where the city has been and where it is going."

Admission to the Buffalo and Bourbon exhibit is included in the museum ticket price, which is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 60+, $4 for children and free for BCM members. The museum is located at 1600 Montague Road in Devou Park. For more information about Behringer-Crawford Museum, call (859) 491-4003, email [email protected] or visit www.bcmuseum.org.

For more information about NKU’s Masters of Arts in Public History Program, contact Dr. Brian Hackett at 859-572-6072 or [email protected].

-Staff report/Photo: Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM Website)