Covington museum seeks nominees:

‘Two-Headed Calf’ awards honor service, history & learning

COVINGTON, Ky. – With exhibits that displayed a shrunken head, a cow hairball, and a human hair wreath, the officials who run Behringer-Crawford Museum used to be a little embarrassed by BCM’s former reputation for freaks and oddities. 

Now – perhaps due to a better knack for marketing (and a quirkier sense of humor?) – the regional history, art and culture museum in Covington’s Devou Park embraces its past. 

Hence the Two-Headed Calf Community Service Awards. 

Now in its ninth year, the awards program named after the museum’s iconic “oddity” honors achievement in three areas – service to the community, history and learning. 

And the museum is seeking nominations. 

Nominations are due by Jan. 7 and can be submitted via email, in person or by mail. For details about the awards and to get a copy of the applications, click HERE. The winners will be honored at a banquet on March 21. 

Former winners include Friends of Big Bone’s M. Patricia Fox, historian Dr. James A. Ramage, the late Kentucky Post reporter/author Jim Reis, and long-time community policymaker and thought-leader Michael Hammons. 

“We’re told that the Two-Headed Calf has become one of Northern Kentucky’s most prestigious awards,” BCM Executive Director Laurie Risch said. “And we work hard to make the awards banquet a lot of fun.” 

If you have questions, contact Risch at or (859) 491-4003. 

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