Welcome to the
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum
 

 

 

     

 

The Mission of The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum is to inform visitors about the defense of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati during the Civil War and how the community came together to defend the area during this critical period in our nation's history.  The Museum preserves and interprets Northern Kentucky's unique role in the Civil War through archaeology, education and research.  The Museum also informs visitors about the history of the City of Fort Wright and its neighboring communities.

 

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James A. Ramage Civil War Museum - Museum Membership - A great way to show your support of the museum is to purchase a Museum Membership through our Hooper’s Heroes Membership Program. In addition to knowing you’re helping the museum in its mission of preserving local history, members will receive discounts in our gift shop and ongoing used book sale, and special members-only previews of upcoming special displays or events. Annual membership is just $20 for an individual of $35 for a family. please click here for information on memberships and sign up form.

  

 Battery Hooper Days Volunteer Opportunities

 

 "The Best Offense"
Article in Smithsonian Magazine, September 2005
 
 
The James A. Ramage Museum Officially Opened on June 30, 2005; Formally named the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and Dedicated on August 20, 2005.
 
 

  Hours of Operation:

 Friday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

We are looking for the right stuff! If you have local, authentic Civil War artifacts or memorabilia and want to donate it or lend it for exhibit and/or research purposes, please contact us an at the phone number shown below on the contact information list. We are also interested in items directly related to city of Fort Wright history. We will call you to set up a meeting!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Battery Hooper Days

 Saturday, August 16, 2014 -  Noon - 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Noon - 5:00 PM

Battery Hooper Days at the Museum.  It's 1864 again...
 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sponsorship....
Our Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare for sponsoring a Civil War Hospital complex for our Battery Hooper Days this year.  The complex, created and manned by the Mid States Living History Association, includes an eight bed hospital ward, Hospital Steward (pharmacy, administration, nursing training), Surgeon, Hospital Laundry, Kitchen, and Embalming.  It will cover the major portionof the "backyard" during the event.  This year's Battery Hopper event will have new speakers, living history exhibitors and some new museum exhibits.  Our focus will be the year 1864, Civil War medicine, the Presidential Election, Military Events and the increasing importance of African Americans in our Military.
 
 Click Here for Additional Information
 
Antique Appraisal Fair 

The Antique Appraisal Fair has been moved to a new Date, it is now September 13, 2014; hours are from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Fair will take place at Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1400 Highland Ave., Covington, Kentucky. 

Tim Dwight from Motch Jewelers- Randy Burnett and Brad Karoleff who is the number one appraiser in the world will be there..
 
 
 
 

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:         

     
 September 13, 2014 Archaeology Dig  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
September 13, 2014  Antiques Appraisal Fair    1:00 - 4:00 PM
    at Community of Faith Presbyterian Church  
November 9, 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony  
     at Highland Cemetery  
December 14, 2014 Civil War Christmas  
December 15, 2014 Museum Closes for Winter Break  

Unless noted, all events will be held at the Museum located in Battery Hooper Park, Fort Wright, Kentucky. Detailed information for each event will be available when it becomes available. Email ramagecivilwarmuseum@gmail.com if you have questions about any event. Please include the event name in the subject line.

Museum Address and Directions

 1402 Highland Avenue

From I-75 Northbound take Exit 189 - Kyles Lane. Turn right onto Kyles Lane and proceed 0.3 miles to second traffic light and turn left. At first stop sign, turn left onto Highland Avenue. Proceed 0.75 miles to the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church on left. Please park in the church parking lot.

From I-75 Southbound take Exit 189 - Kyles Lane. Turn left onto Kyles Lane and proceed 0.4 miles to third traffic light and turn left. At first stop sign, turn left onto Highland Avenue. Proceed 0.75 miles to the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church on left. Please park in the church parking lot.

Handicapped Parking is available at the Museum.  Follow directions above, but go only 0.7 miles down Highland Avenue - you will see a driveway to your left, follow that driveway to the top, Handicapped parking is to the left, next to the building. 

 
 James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Phone #  (859) 344-1145
 City of Fort Wright Phone #  (859) 331-1700
 Email Address: RamageCivilWarMuseum@gmail.com

Visit http://www.nkyhelps.org/ for information on volunteer opportunities in the Northern Kentucky Area.

For questions/concerns or to book a program/tour please email us at: ramagecivilwarmuseum@gmail.com

 

 

Calendar Of Events
City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.
Caucus Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM
2012-2013 Financial Audit
Click below for a Copy of the City of Fort Wright's 2012-2013 Audit

409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011
Tel: 859-331-1700
Fax: 859-331-0454

Saturday, August 23, 2014
South Hills Civic Club Reserved
Sunday, August 24, 2014
South Hills Civic Club Reserved
Saturday, August 30, 2014
South Hills Civic Club Reserved