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Dr. Paul Tenkotte and Lincoln exhibit

The Center for Public History has a long-standing relationship with the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington’s historic Devou Park. Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte has worked with museum staff in designing several special exhibits, including Abe & Us: Abraham Lincoln & Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, celebrating the bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birth in 2009.

In 2010, Dr. Tenkotte and students C. Adam Hartke (NKU), Joshua Byers (NKU), Brian Guilfoyle (Dayton) and Laura Jarboe (Thomas More) researched and designed a special exhibit entitled, Centennial Celebrations: Ft. Mitchell and Devou Park, in conjunction with a federal Learn and Serve Grant, the Scripps-Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University, and the City of Ft. Mitchell, Ky. The exhibit was held June 29-September 25, 2010.

Fort Mitchell centennial exhibit

In 2011, Drs. Brian Hackett, Paul Tenkotte, and Rebecca Bailey -- along with students Cierra Earl and Kaira Simmons -- researched and designed Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future: St. Elizabeth Healthcare at 150, a special exhibit at the Behringer-Crawford Museum from Oct. 15, 2010 to Jan. 20, 2011. The project featured the printing of 15,000 copies of a hardback sesquicentennial book entitled, "For the Centuries: St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky, 1861-2011," by Dr. Brian L. Hackett, with contributions by Dr. Paul Tenkotte and Dr. Rebecca Bailey.

NKU graduate student Andrea Dee’s final practicum will involve the design of an “Agri-Adventure” family tourism product. This passport style tourism project will offer several unique cultural and heritage agri-tourism opportunities. The County Fair, Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Northern Kentucky Agricultural Exhibit, Covington Urban AgriCULTURE Tour, County Barn Quilt Program, Farmers’ Market, Covington’s Farmers’ Fair, and Kenton County Farm Harvest Tour  will all occur between July and October of 2012 in Kenton County. Dee’s passport will market these scheduled 2012 summer/fall family agri-tourism opportunities in Kenton County.

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