Step back in time at Union Terminal with 1940s Weekend

Annual festival August 10-11

CINCINNATI – There is no better way to experience the 1940s than at historic Union Terminal! Be transported back to the time of the Jitterbug and Jive with Cincinnati Museum Center during 1940s Weekend on August 10 and 11.

Union Terminal with 1940s WeekendCincinnati Museum Center transforms as we go back in time with live interpreters and authentic artifacts of the decade. Check out the mint condition 1940s era cars lining our front drive, then step inside for hair and makeup demonstrations. Dance the day away with a live big band, and even play a part in a historic Cincinnati radio show. Most importantly, marvel at the largest artifact in our collection, and a vital part of Cincinnati history, Union Terminal.

Did you know that in 1941 Union Terminal became home to the United Service Organization’s first Troops-In-Transit lounge? Or that in 1944, Union Terminal served more than 34,000 passengers daily? With over 200 trains going in and out each day, Union Terminal truly was a “temple for transportation” for millions of passengers during the 1940s. Join us as we relive Union Terminal’s history during this pivotal decade in American history with this living history weekend.

So swing on by August 10 and 11 and experience the 1940s in Cincinnati for yourself, with the experts at Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati History Museum! Read on for details and a full schedule of activities.

Activities in Cincinnati History Museum are free for Members or included with your All Museum Pass: $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Activities on the front lawn, in the Rotunda, Collett Gallery, and Historic Dining Room are free. Visit or call (513) 287-7001 for more details.