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Park Hills Focus of NKY History Hour

The City of Park Hills and its history will be the focus of Behringer-Crawford Museum's NKY History Hour.

The virtual event, broadcast via Zoom and on Facebook, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Park Hills was an early Northern Kentucky suburb where streetcars, one-car families, and bicycles created a quiet landscape.

"Neighbors conversed on front porches, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs on charcoal grills, and hollered to their children to come home when supper awaited. Children walked or bicycled to their neighborhood parochial and public schools, and, after school, heeded the call of new adventures in nearby Devou Park," the museum's announcement said.

The planned community of Park Hills will turn 100 years old in 2027.

Local historian and Northern Kentucky University professor Paul Tenkotte will present this episode.

To register and participate in the free event, go to Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration. The event will also be streamed live on BCM's Facebook page.

NKY History Hour presentations take place every other Wednesday evening. The sessions are currently free.

-Staff report