Passport to Programming Virtual Experiences

Neil Armstrong in his space suit.

First Man

Interested in space travel? Disappointed to have missed "First Man" and a lecture by author James R. Hansen? We’d recommend "One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon" by Charles Fishman and the movie, "Chasing the Moon" by Robert Stone. 

Someone hiking through a park at sunset.

National Parks Talk

Many of America’s greatest treasures -- its national parks -- are closed at this time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still visit them! Check out these virtual tours of parks in Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Utah and Florida. You can also visit the National Park Service website for videos on these parks:

White Sands National Monument

Big Bend National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Mountain Minor

The Mountain Minor

Whether you are new to the genre or steeped in the Appalachian musical tradition we have good news for you. "The Mountain Minor" is now streaming worldwide! 

You might also enjoy some live music from Jericho Old Time Band. Visit their website for an eclectic mix of American roots music including lively old-time fiddle tunes, lonesome ballads, early country vocal duets, mountain dulcimer, a variety of banjo styles and more. 

And if you are inspired, there is always Fiddling for Old Folks.


Down Home, Downtown

Passport to Programming scheduled some of the best local and regional bluegrass talent. Here are some links to keep your toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’!

Beracha Valley

Vernon McIntyre

2nd Time Around Bluegrass

Rated BG Bluegrass

A hand playing a bajo.

Artist Series Tunes

Check out our custom Artist Series Spotify playlist while you're doing yard work or playing board games with your family.

Steep Canyon Rangers
DFA  Sat., Nov. 7 (rescheduled)
Even though we are currently unable to get together in person for a night of boundary-pushing bluegrass music with Steep Canyon Rangers, we invite you to check out their website for your personal warm-up concert before the rescheduled performance!

The Hillbenders
Parrish  Sat., Oct. 24 (rescheduled)
We all need something to look forward to, and an evening with the HillBenders fits that bill. Here is a preview of what happens when bluegrass and rock-and roll have a baby.  We hope you will join us for a unique and highly-entertaining night of “Whograss.” 

Dailey and Vincent
DFA  Sat., Oct 4th (rescheduled)
The Artist Series has worked hard to reschedule Grammy award-winners and Grand Ole Opry members Dailey and Vincent. Check out their all-American blend of country, bluegrass and gospel playlist on YouTube.

Over the Rhine
Called an “... enduring creative unit” by Rolling Stone, Over the Rhine’s Karen Bergquist and Linford Derweiler’s music can be heard on their YouTube channel.

Kneeling on one knee tying their shoe.

Veterans Association 5K

Now is the perfect time to prepare for a 5K. This is a great app to keep you motivated and fit without having to go to the gym.

Lynn Sheer

Michael J. Colligan History Project - Lynn Sherr

We had such a good turnout for our Lynn Sherr’s lecture, "100 Years of the 19th Amendment." Passport to Programming recommends celebrating Women’s History Month year round. PBS has several offerings (Ken Burns is one of them) for those who know “Failure is Impossible”:

"Not for Ourselves Alone"

"Courage in Corsets"

A candidate standing at the podium speaking to a crowd.

Meet the Candidates

The Miami Regionals Center for Social Impact and the Menard Family Center for Democracy hosted an introduction to the candidates running for office in Butler County as well as the general election. If you missed it you can always educate yourself by logging on to the Butler County Board of Elections website.

Books lining the wall


Spring is in the air and though we may not be able to enjoy it together you can still share it with someone special. At Makerspace some of you may have tried your hand at making duct tape roses. Now you have the opportunity to make a dozen.

Unchained Women's Choir

"Unchained"  MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir

Since 1984 MUSE has “worked to create a more peaceful world through song”, using musical excellence, unity, social justice and empowerment. Their music is an inspiration during these unprecedented times. Visit their website to listen to selections from their repertoire.

Verity Traditions

Canceled: Cheri Brinkman (Hollywood in Ohio)

Tuesday, July 14 (rescheduled)
What’s for dinner? While passport holders may recognize Cheri Brinkman as one of our Verity Lodge speakers, did you know that the local historian also wrote a cookbook? If you’re running out of dinner ideas and need some inspiration, you might find what you are looking for in Cincinnati and Soup: Recipes From the Queen City and Great Soup.