October is German-American Heritage Month

Since October 1989, German-American Heritage Month has been sponsored by the German-American Citizens’ League, which was founded in 1895. The month takes place in October, since the first permanent German settlement in America was established on October 6, 1683 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. This year marks the 30th anniversary year of German Heritage Month.

Many of the events will take place at the German Heritage Museum, which was established in 2000 by the German-American Citizens League, and is located at 4964 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247.


October 5 — Annual Genealogy Fair, including the German Genealogy Interest Group, 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. (German genealogy questions answered noon to 2:00 p.m.). Location: Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County at 8th& Vine Streets.

October 10 --“Finding and Translating German Church Records and Newspaper Articles”- Presented by Kenton County Library staff Cierra Earl and Abby Carney, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org/events or 859-962-4070). Location: Covington (KY) Library (Local History Department), 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41071.

October 12- “A Biographical Walking Tour of the Mother of God Cemetery,”presented by the Local History & Genealogy staff of the Kenton County Library, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Mother of God Cemetery, 3125 Madison Avenue, Ft. Wright, KY 41015.

October 13 -“Gerhard Lamers: German Immigrant Church Painter in Cincinnati,” presented by Dann Woellert - 2:00 p.m. Location: German Heritage Museum. There will also be a Civil War encampment by the 9thOhio Living History Regiment, 1-5 p.m.

October 19- “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War: The 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry,”presented by Andrew Houghtaling, 1:00 p.m. Location: James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Avenue, Ft. Wright, KY 41011.

October 20 - German Heritage Book Talk & Signing with Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann,”2:00 p.m.Location: German Heritage Museum at West Fork Park.

October 23 - “Lunch and Learn: German Immigration to Greater Cincinnati,” presented by Dave Schroeder, Executive Director of the Kenton County Public Library,12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org,events or 859-962-4070). Location: Erlanger Brach of the Kenton County (KY) Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018, in the Twain/Clemens Combined Meeting Room.

October 24 -“Finding and Translating German Church Records and Newspaper Articles,”presented by Cierra Earl and Abby Carney, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Registration required at www.kentonlibrary.org/events or 859-962-4070). Location: Covington (KY) Library (Local History Department), 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41071.

October 27 -“Cincinnati’s Berlin Wall Memorial in a German-American Context.” presented by Dr. Richard E. Schade - 2:00 p.m. Location: German Heritage Museum.

Christkindlmarkt on Fountain Square every Friday-Saturday-Sunday until 12/9

Christkindlmarkt on Fountain Square every Friday-Saturday-Sunday until 12/9

Cincideutsch presents its 6th annual German Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) on Fountain Square. Please visit the little "German Village on the Square" and enjoy a Gluhwein (hot spiced wine), hot chocolate, cold beer, and some great hot food and pastries while you shop from local crafters for that perfect holiday gift. 

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St. Nikolaus Fest at the German Heritage Museum

St. Nikolaus Fest at the German Heritage Museum

On Sunday, 3 December, from 1-5 P.M., the German Heritage Museum begins the Advent season with the St. Nikolaus Fest. Refreshments, including beverages, cookies and Kuchen, will be available. The German Heritage Museum Choir will also sing German Christmas songs, and St. Nikolaus will be there to greet children and guests from 2 to 4 P.M.

The German Heritage Museum is located at 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247.

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Flipdaddy's Parking Lot Party

Flipdaddy's Parking Lot Party

Join us on Saturday, August 26, from 12-6pm to party in the parking lot of Flipdaddy's Union with Cincy-made Rhinegeist! 

There'll be FIVE Rhinegeist beers on tap for $5 each, a burger slider buffet, live music, fun games like corn hole and giant jenga, and raffle drawings for Rhinegeist and Flipdaddy's swag on the hour! Don't miss it!

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