Kroger Rewards: Support the Betts House when you shop at Krogers!

Earn money for the Betts House while you shop at Krogers! It is easy to do, no cost to you and a great help to the Betts House! Support the Betts House by connecting your Kroger Rewards card to the Betts House on the list of reward charity options. Every time you use your reward card, Krogers will donate a portion of your purchase to the Betts House.

  • Register your rewards card online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Click Sign In/Register, go to SIGN UP TODAY in New Customer box if you are not already an online customer.
  • Follow the instructions to set up your account and password, input you rewards card number.
  • Enter the Betts House NPO number : 18323 or see the list of nonprofits to find us on the list.
  • If your rewards number is listed with your phone number and you do not know the rewards card number, call 1-800-576-4377
Thank you!! We appreciate your help in supporting this special little gem of a place!

Get Excited for Build It! and Bond at the Betts!

Build It! Architecture for Kids will be on view at The Betts House April 12 – August 23 2014. The exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture in Chicago, provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore architecture and construction.

The exhibit consists of nine modules presenting architectural subjects including roofs, tools, and shapes. Build It! encourages children to interact with each module, either on their own or by collaborating with other children or adults. Designed for children age three to twelve, the exhibit promotes visual literacy with activities on shapes, color, and symmetries.

In addition, a unique, fun, educational program on construction and building trades will be offered for youth group throughout the month of June. Bond at the Betts, an annual summer program at The Betts House, offers youth from local recreation and summer programs, a hands-on introduction to the building trades. The program, now in its 17th  year, has received national recognition with a 2008 Award of Merit from the American Architectural Foundation.


Bond at the Betts introduces youth to building trades through hands-on participation including mixing mortar, laying brick, blacksmithing, roofing, and an introduction to architecture. Qualified professionals with distinguished careers in their fields lead each sessions. 

Each session includes instruction on safety procedures, a demonstration by the session leader, and time for the youth to try out each trade themselves in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The instructors also discuss their respective fields, offering guidance on how to pursue a career in the building trades and what to expect on the job.

The Betts House, whose mission includes promoting the study of building materials and techniques, created this program to better connect the museum to neighboring communities. Participants are not charged to take part in Bond at the Betts. Grant funds are used for supplies.


Staff from recreational and other organized programs are welcome to contact us to learn the details and how to schedule a visit for this program. Reservations are required. Please contact us at info@thebettshouse.org or call 513-651-0734

Betts Longworth Historic District Walking Tours

The Betts House is proud to announce our 2014 Betts Longworth Historic District (BLHD) Walking Tours, offered each month from March through October. The tour will occur regularly during walking tour season (March through October) taking place the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 pm. It is two hours long and $10 per person, which includes admission to the house. Tours go rain or shine and reservations are not needed, but there is a 15 person limit. For more information click here.

Returning Winter of 2014-2015: Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

Due to popular Demand the Betts House Museum is proud to bring back the Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer exhibit in January 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor. Watch for details coming soon. 

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