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

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

Exhibit Opening: Sports Hall of Fame

February 16, 2019 10:00AM-12:30PM
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February Trail Day

February Trail Day

February 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

Tot Tuesdays! A Chocolaty Delight

February 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

Six@Six Lecture: Celtic Bog Burials with Amanda Andrews

February 21, 2019 06:00PM-07:00PM
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 Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell

February 28, 2019 07:00PM-08:30PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: When the Wind Blows

March 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

Homeschool Days @ BCM: A Civil War Soldier’s Life

March 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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March Trail Day

March Trail Day

March 17, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

Tot Tuesdays! Chickie Chick Day

March 19, 2019 10:30AM-11:30AM
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Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

Brown Bag Luncheon: Tinkerbelle versus the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton

March 21, 2019 12:00PM-01:30PM
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9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

9th Annual Two-Headed Calf Awards Dinner and Gala

March 21, 2019 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

ArtsWave Day @BCM: Start of Working in Progress No.2 Auction - Free Admisison

March 30, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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April Trail Day

April Trail Day

April 21, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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May Trail Day

May Trail Day

May 19, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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June Trail Day

June Trail Day

June 16, 2019 09:00AM-01:00PM
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Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

Homeschool Days @ BCM: The Underground Railroad

February 13, 2019 02:00PM-03:00PM
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Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

Free Admission Behringer-Crawford Museum

February 09, 2019 10:00AM-05:00PM
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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

Chippie's Sensational Science Labs: Building with Heart

February 07, 2019 01:00PM-02:00PM
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