Covington, Kentucky: Two-Headed Calf and Shrunken HeadThe freak oddities collected by the founder of a local history museum are its most popular items. Two-headed calf refrigerator magnets in the gift shop!
- 1600 Montague Rd, Covington, KY
- Behringer-Crawford Museum. I-75/71 to exit 191 (Pike St./12th St. Turn west onto Pike St. (US Hwy 25) and instantly turn right onto Lewis St. Dip down a hill and follow one-way Lewis through three quick stop signs. At the third bear slightly right (look for the VFW military mural) onto Montague and drive up the hill. Turn right at the top of the hill to stay on Montague. You'll come to a four-way stop. Turn left, and the driveway to the parking lot will be the first right.
- Tu-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. (Call to verify)
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Laurie Risch, Executive Director of the Behringer-Crawford Museum, explained to us what distinguishes her establishment's 2-head calf from most of the others in museums and truck stops around the country...
"Rather than two heads attached to one body, our calf is instead two bodies, like Siamese twins, that didn't completely separate." The freak animal is part of a display about the history of the museum, which began as an accumulation of natural history curiosities by the late William Berringer. For years the calf had been allowed to deteriorate. Risch said "it was in horrible shape, the legs were gone." Now what's left of the calf is more carefully preserved, "stable, on its belly."
The northern Kentucky museum is dedicated to regional history, art and culture. But visitors can seek out the heritage rarities, such as the calf, a shrunken head, and a giant hair ball, that helped give the museum its start in 1950. "The hairball is all shellacked together, with an original label initialed by W.B. by Berringer."
"It's our history," Risch said.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/02/2008]
For years, the most popular exhibits at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, Kentucky, were its two-headed calf and shrunken head. In 1991, however, the two were removed and put in closet somewhere.... [01/28/2007] Complete News Story