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Behringer-Crawford Museum to honor military veterans and NKY sports legends in daylong event

Honor local veterans, salute our sports legends and test your baseball IQ – all in one day at Behringer-Crawford Museum.

On Saturday, April 27, the KY Veterans and NKY Sports Halls of Fame will come together for a celebration of both organizations.

At 10:30 a.m., a formal program will recognize members who have been inducted into both groups and will include musical performances by bagpiper Tommy Thompson, singer Gary Griesser and Chuck Korzenborn on bugle. The event is open to the public and admission to the museum is free between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Parking is free.

Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to tour the museum and view the Northern Kentucky Sports Legends exhibit currently on display.

The exhibit, which marks the 36th anniversary of the NKY Sports Hall of Fame, highlights major themes in Northern Kentucky sports, including the inherent passion for horseracing and spring sports as well as family legacies and the athletic- innovators from across the region.

From 1 to 2 p.m., for a $5 per person trivia fee, museum guests can test their knowledge of local and major league baseball in a family-friendly Baseball Trivia competition conducted by Last Call Trivia. Questions will vary in difficulty so baseball fans of all ages can participate.

Admission after 12:30 is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. Reserve spots for the trivia competition at (859) 491-4003.

For more information, call 859-491-4003, email info@bcmuseum.org or click here.

From the ridiculous (BCM’s infamous two-headed calf) to the sublime (its fascinating collections), Behringer-Crawford Museum celebrates the unique arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley.

Examine a mammoth fossil, take a ride through time with the beautifully restored 1892 streetcar “Kentucky,” activate the engines, lights, and music of a miniature, mid-century community in the Faragher G-gauge train display and even watch a drive-in movie from the seat of a 1959 Buick Electra convertible. View works by prominent regional artists as Mary Bruce Sharon, Wolfgang Ritschel, Harlan Hubbard and others.

Music@BCM concerts are “the place to be on Thursday nights” during the summer, while the annual Holiday Toy Trains display is a child’s delight in winter.

Behringer-Crawford Museum is located in Covington’s Devou Park, 1600 Montague Rd., Covington. For more information about BCM, call (859) 491-4003, email info@bcmuseum.org or click here.

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