Behringer-Crawford Museum

As we discover where we’re going, it’s important to remember where we’ve been. That’s why the Behringer-Crawford Museum is committed to preserving the rich culture and heritage of Northern Kentucky, while encouraging learners of all ages to find inspiration and enlightenment among it.

Located in the Devou family’s 19th-century home, BCM was established in 1950 to honor the late William Behringer, a Covington native and avid traveler. Its original collection featured an assortment of memorabilia Behringer acquired during his international exploits as well as items unearthed or collected by archeologist and the museum’s first curator, Ellis Crawford. Such curiosities included a black bear, a two-headed calf and other anthropological treasures that are still on display today. 

Since then, the transformed museum has widened its regional focus to include cultural history, archaeology and industry, as well as the visual and performing arts. With a diverse permanent collection and rotating exhibitions spotlighting local artists, there are always surprises waiting to be discovered inside—whether it’s an interesting artifact or a newfound passion.

For our youngest historians, NaturePlay@BCM provides a unique opportunity for children to explore nature while learning about the region’s heritage and natural history in an accessible and fun outdoor playspace. 

Set among the rolling hills of Devou Park, which offers breathtaking views of the Ohio River, Cincinnati and Covington, BCM presents an opportunity to ground yourself in the present while celebrating the past—and, we hope, learning something to take with you for the future. 

To reserve the space for your next event, visit the Behringer-Crawford Museum event space. For more information about the museum, visit us at bcmuseum.org.

Upcoming events

Holiday Toy Trains

Holiday Toy Trains

November 10, 2018 10:00AM-04:00PM
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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

December 15, 2018 09:00AM-12:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Day

December 15, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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December Trail Day

December Trail Day

December 16, 2018 09:00AM-01:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

December 16, 2018 01:00PM-08:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 16, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

Tot Tuesdays!: Christmas Crafts

December 18, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

Homeschool Days: An 1880s Christmas in Covington

December 19, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientist

December 21, 2018 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Covington Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum

December 22, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 23, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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Jake Speed

Jake Speed

December 28, 2018 02:00PM-03:00PM
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January Trail Day

January Trail Day

January 20, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Story Time

December 09, 2018 02:00PM-05:00PM
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NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

December 08, 2018 01:30PM-03:00PM
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City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

December 08, 2018 10:00AM-05:00PM
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