James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Events

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2019 Calendar of Events

American Battlefield Trust Park Day (Clean-Up at Ramage Museum Park):  April 6, 2019

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Calling all volunteers! Are you able to lend a hand for preservation? On April 6 starting at 9am, we will be participating in Park Day, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual event where history lovers and preservationists volunteer to help their local parks with maintenance projects large and small. Stop by to help clean up Battery Hooper Park and the Museum and get ready for spring! We will provide water and snacks and free T shirts from the Trust! Please dress appropriately for outdoor work, or indoor cleaning/painting, bring work gloves. If you bring gardening tools please label them with your name.

Afternoon Tea Party:  May 11, 2019

1:00 to 3:00 PM

History of Afternoon Tea, Hot Tea & Iced Tea, finger Sandwiches, Sweet Treats

Suggested Donation:  $10.00

Please RSVP by May 4, 2019 to Linda Hornsby at 859-261-3045 or [email protected]

Lecture Series:  June 23, 2019

Contraband Camps of the Civil War
Presenter:  Dr. John Cimprich, Professor Emeritus, Thomas More University
1:00 PM, Civil War Museum

Learn and Play Croquet:  June 29, 2019

1:00 to 4:00 PM, 1400 Highland Avenue Church

Lecture Series:  July 14, 2019

Ulysses S Grant's Commitment to Equality
Presenter:  Chris Burns
1:00 PM, Civil War Museum

Lecture Series:  July 21, 2019

Lost Northern Kentucky
Presenters:  Dave Schroeder and Bob Schrange
1:00 PM, Civil War Museum
Copies of this book will be available for sale at the event.

Battery Hooper Civil War Days: August 17-18, 2019

Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Encampment, Re-enactors, Civil War Hospital
Crafts, Music, Games, Food, History
Food and Ice Cream Trucks
Bargains at Our Quality Used Book Store

Hunting for History:  September 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Scavenger Hunt
Archaeology Dig open 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Book Sale and Gift Shop open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lecture Series:  October 19, 2019

Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War: The 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Presenter: Andrew Houghtaling
1:00 PM, Civil War Museum

Northern Kentucky Veterans Day Observance:  November 10, 2019

2:00 PM

Highland Cemetery
2167 Dixie Highway
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Civil War Christmas:  December 8, 2019

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Christmas of yesteryear with us on Sunday December 8th!  The museum will be decorated using natural materials like our ancestors used during the nineteenth century.  Learn how Civil War soldiers celebrated the holiday.  Enjoy our special exhibit of vintage Christmas ornaments and quilts. It is a free, family-friendly event, with children’s activities.  Help make ornaments and take one home! Listen to live period music by Don and Esther Drewry.

For your Christmas shopping pleasure:  Please visit our gift shop and used book sale!  Great stocking stuffers such as key chains, replica toys, decks of cards, Fern Storer’s excellent cookbook, and more!  We have over 1000 excellent used and collectible Civil War History books for sale.  Also for sale are many other military history and biographical titles.

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 posted when it becomes available. 

Email [email protected] if you have questions about any event.  Please include the event name in the subject line.

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