Community Event Calendar


Heritage Village Museum

William J. Dichtl, Executive Director
11450 Lebanon Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 563-9484


BOO! Haunted Village has finally arrived for another year of ghostly events! Starting October 10th, Heritage Village Museum will be transformed for six chilling, fun-filled nights! This is a family friendly, slight fright event crawling with amazing activities.

Join us for a stroll through the haunted cemetery, or ride a wagon through our spooky woodland trail. Be on the lookout for the headless horseman as he aimlessly rides through the village! Mad scientists and witches will be there as well to bring life (or death) to the village.

Come to the village in your best Halloween costumes to participate in our Facebook Costume Contest for children ages 13 and under! There will be one contest each weekend of the event, so there are three chances to win a gift set from the Village. You can also come and Trick-or-Treat in each of our buildings. Balloon animals, face painting and games will be available for children 10 and under.

Haunted Village will be every Friday and Saturday, October 10th-25th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Admission is $8.00 for everyone ages 2 and up, and museum members are FREE. Heritage Village Museum is located inside Sharon Woods Park and a Great Parks parking pass may be required ($3/day or $10/year). We hope to see you all there!


 Heritage Village Museum has teamed up with Cornerstone Paranormal for a second season of After Dark Paranormal Tours. Join us to learn about paranormal detection equipment, tactics, and evidence found in the Village. Guests will also have the opportunity to do some investigating of their own! How long can you last in the Village after dark?


During the two-hour tour, guests will visit the paranormal “hot spots” of the Village, listen and view evidence that has been captured in each building and hear past experiences of staff and investigators. Guests are welcome to bring their personal paranormal detection equipment for the investigation.


Haunted Village after Dark Tours occur Saturday October 11th, 18th, and 25th from 10:30 pm-12:30 am. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance as there is a limit of 20 guests per tour. Minimum age to participate is 14 and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Please be aware that this tour is conducted in the dark. Tickets may be purchased on our website, or by calling 513-563-9484.

Betts House

416 Clark Street

Cincinnati, OH 45203

Love the hidden beauty of Over-the-Rhine? Uplifted by the preservation of our architectural treasures? Wondering how young people view OTR?   Come to the Betts House to take a fresh look at OTR, offered in our unique photo exhibit, Through the Lens! If you are like most Cincinnatians, you know that we have a great collection of historic buildings in OTR and you also know that in recent years it has suffered from some decay. So, seriously, come down and check out OTR through a different perspective: Jackson Brewery, photographed by Dave Parks, is an immense historic structure, that will soon be transformed into a new brewery and concert venue, PLUS  ”Real Lies, Real Eyes & Realize”  is an insightful array of photos  from New Voices, produced by Prairie, Inc., in which high school students were paired up with social service clients to produce photographs of OTR and reflective narratives on their collaborative experience in the community. Not your average walk through OTR, eh?

SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENTS!  Guidance & Tips for Photographing Architecture: Talk to the professionals & learn their approach for getting the best results! 
Oct. 25,  2 p.m. til 3 p.m. : David Rosenthal, photographer, instructor and owner of Prairie, Inc, producer of New Voices
Nov. 8, 2 p.m. til 3 p.m.: Dave Parks, photographer, whose work is currently at the Betts House and other works will be on display at the Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY,  later this year,