Feb. 14: Appalachian Culture Fest

 

Experience the mountain culture of Appalachia during the Appalachian Culture Fest, an extension of the popular springtime Appalachian Festival held annually in May at Coney Island. Co-sponsored by the Appalachian Community Development Association, the event features great food, skilled mountain crafters selling handmade wares, traditional arts demonstrators, storytellers and performances by talented bluegrass musicians.

10 a.m. 5 p.m.

 

Appalachian Marketplace
Artisan crafts and merchandise for sale

 

Rotunda

         

Noon

 

Round Robin Storytelling
Presented by Hannah Sue Cooper and Omope Carter Daboiku

 

Rotunda

         

Noon-4 p.m.

 

Appalachian Living History
Experience early pioneer life as Clans Destin and the Miami Valley Re-enactors Guild explain why they chose to settle in Ohio. Demonstrations include flint knapping, hand weaving and other survival skills needed on America's first frontier. 

 

Private Dining Rooms

         

Noon-4 p.m.

 

Hands-On Activities for the Family
Learn about Appalachia's rich natural resources as you experience hands-on activities related to environmental stewardship.

 

Private Dining Rooms

         

Noon-4 p.m.

 

Ohio Valley Wood Turners Guild
Join the Guild as its members provide information, education and demonstrations on how to turn wood into beautiful artifacts.

 

Museum Concourse

         

12:30 p.m.

 

Film Screening: The Appalachians
This series, produced by PBS, follows the 300-year history of the Appalachian people with interviews by scholars, musicians and writers.

 

Newsreel Theater

         

12:30 p.m.

 

Russ Childers Appalachian Stories and Music

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

         

1 p.m.

 

Ohio Arts Council Traditional Arts Program
Join master musician Warren Waldron and apprentices Jonathan Bradshaw and Susan Pepper.

 

Rotunda

         

1:30 p.m. 

 

Russ Childers Appalachian Stories and Music

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

         

2 p.m.

 

Crossroads Elementary Square Dance Team
Join MM Burkhardt for this perennial favorite!

 

Rotunda

         

2 p.m.

 

Where in the World: Appalachian Toys
Try your hand at traditional Appalachian games and make your own version of the classic ball-in-cup game to take home.

 

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

         

2:30 p.m.

 

Russ Childers Appalachian Stories and Music

 

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

         

3 p.m. 

 

Carter Bridge
Songs from the popular Carter Family repertoire

 

 

Rotunda

         

3 p.m.

 

Ugly Face Jugs
Make a small pot that's as ugly as can be, and find out how Appalachian people used these in their homes.

 

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

         

4 p.m.

 

Barefoot
Songs and stories featuring Barb and Russ Childers

 

Rotunda

         

4:30 p.m.

 

Film Screening: Trees are the Answer
This short documentary by Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore makes the case for using forests to reverse many current environmental problems.

 

Newsreel Theater

Dig Deeper into Appalachian Culture!

Take your passport to the four Stamping Stations located around the Rotunda and surrounding areas. Once you collect all four stamps, enter to win four All Museums Passes for your family!

Passport Station #1
Mining in Appalachia

Passport Station #2
Rebuilding the Landscape

Passport Station #3
Homeside Cultural Programming

Passport Station #4
CONGRATULATIONS! You have just earned your final stamp and qualify to enter into a drawing for Museum Passes!
 


 Buy Tickets

Activities in the Rotunda and surrounding areas are free. Activities in our museums are free for Members or included with your All Museums Pass.

 

Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

 

Thank you to our supporting partner:

 

"Luxottica’s culture of embracing employee diversity supports initiatives within our community and expands the way we see the world. The Passport to the World at Cincinnati Museum Center exemplifies such a program. Additionally, Luxottica is the founding global sponsor for OneSight, a non-profit committed to providing eye care and eyewear to underprivileged people around the world, literally helping them see a world of possibilities. We celebrate our 23rd year of service in our own city in 2012."

- Jason Singh, Director of OneSight