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Build It! Architecture for Kids
This hands-on exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture in Chicago, is designed for children age three to twelve. The nine modules present architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. The exhibit is supported, in part, by the Cincinnati Design Awards, Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, and Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency, Inc. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for Build It!, if you’re interested, let me know.
In addition to the exhibit, special family programs on the Saturday’s we’re open will let kids get in depth with a trade, enjoy a story or two, or get crafty. In April, construction professionals offer hands-on roofing (April 13) and concrete (April 27). The programs will be drop-in, between 2 and 4 pm.
There are lots of great ways to tie Build It! in to school curriculums and scout badges! We have programs available for grades K-5 on shapes and patterns, architecture (styles, parts of a building, kinds of buildings), structures (how they work, natural & man-made), floorplans, streetscapes, proportion/scale, building materials, and preservation. We can also customize a program for your group! Best of all, our school and scout educational programs are FREE!!
Award News I am thrilled to announce that our 2011-2012 exhibit The Big Shake: How the New Madrid Earthquakes Rocked the Ohio River Valley has won the 2012 Ohio Museums Association award for Best Exhibit (budget under $500,000) AND it has also won the Ohio Academy of History award for Public History. That’s in addition to the Ohio Local History Alliance 2012 History Outreach Award we received for the exhibit in October. The Big Shake is currently on view at the East Kentucky Science Center (though July) and will be at the Elisha Morgan Mansion in early August for their Sunbonnet Days. We are working on booking it at other venues for the remainder of 2013 and 2014, so stay tuned!
Save the Date The Betts Longworth Historic District walking tour, presented in partnership with Architreks/Cincinnati Walks, will take place the FOURTH Saturday of the month at 1 pm May through October.
Bond at the Betts Our summer youth program will take place in June. If you’re an architect, building trades professional, or other clever/crafty built-environment related person and interested in sharing your skills with kids ages 8-16, there are volunteer opportunities available.
We are seeking sponsors for our next award-winning exhibit!Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, produced in partnership with the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, will explore the varieties of brewery-related architecture, how the facilities operated, and the impact of the industry on Cincinnati. The exhibit will be on view October 2013 through February 2014 and is supported, in part, by grants from the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the John Hauck Foundation; and the Ohio Humanities Council.
Heritage Village Museum’s Civil War Weekend is Saturday May 18th, 10am-5pm and Sunday May 19th, 10am-3pm. A battle re-enactment of the 1863 Tullahoma, Tennessee campaign will occur both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
We invite you to visit our historic village as it comes alive with Civil War era soldiers and civilians so guests can see life as it was during the war years. Be on the look out for Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis throughout the Village as they talk about the struggle with slavery, states rights, and the many battles of the war. Captain Henry Tuttle will also be on site to share the rich history of telegraphy and display his traveling museum of telegraphy pieces. New to the event this year is our “Education Stations”. These stations will give children hands on activities to learn how people lived during the 1860’s. There is ample parking, a concession stand, and all the historic houses will be open. Admission is $7 adults, $4 children 5-11. Kids under 4 and museum members are free.
Heritage Village Museum is located within Sharon Woods Park.
A Hamilton County Park Pass may be required. A day pass is $3.00 and a seasonal pass is $10.00.
You live as long as you are remembered. -- Russian proverb