Bercaw will perform 7 p.m. Friday evening, October 13, 2017 in the society’s Emma Ritchie Auditorium located at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. A limited number of tickets for the event are still available for $25 each, paid in advance. All proceeds from the concert will support the work of the historical society. Reservations can be made at 896-9930.
Bercaw, who has been improvising and composing jazz music for more than 40 years, will give his special renditions of the evening’s music while playing the grand piano that was once owned by Hamilton industrialist Thomas Beckett. He is a graduate of Hamilton High School and earned undergraduate degrees at Ohio State and Miami University and a master’s degree in jazz piano at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. He has served on the faculty of Miami University, Hamilton.
The Butler County Historical Society, located at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, is a private non-profit formed in 1934 to preserve and promote the history of Butler County through the collection and conservation of artifacts and the sharing of knowledge through education and community engagement. It owns and operates the Benninghofen House museum, a high-Italian style home built in 1863 that is filled with the furnishings of a wealthy family during the Victorian Era. It is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Group tours of the Benninghofen House Museum can be arranged by calling 513 896-9930.