BEHRINGER-CRAWFORD MUSEUM – Covington, KY
“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.”
The Behringer-Crawford Museum originally opened in 1950 to teach about the life and experiences of William Behringer. The Museum eventually became known as the Behringer-Crawford Museum after the first curator, Ellis Crawford, sponsored digs that discovered many ancient bones in the local Big Bone Springs. Since then, the museum has grown to include a wide range of exhibits.
The museum has displays that vary from archaeology to civil war history and everything in-between. The museum offers attractions like “Kentucky”, a retired Northern Kentucky streetcar with many stories to tell, or you can go on an archaeological dig in their “Digging for Answers” exhibit. In the 1990s, the museum added an amphitheater to hold a weekly concert for two months out of the year, and other events for entertainment. Behringer-Crawford also offers a series of rotating exhibits throughout the year, so there is always something new to learn about!