CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced that they have been recognized as one of FlipKey’s Top Historical Spots Worth Traveling For, representing the state of Ohio on the 2016 national list. FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company and leading vacation rental service featuring the world’s largest collection of verified vacation rental guest reviews, recognized the museum as one of the country’s “living legends [that] embodies the history and culture of their region.”
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center represents Ohio on the list alongside forty-nine other prestigious institutions and museums across the country, including; the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana, the New York Historical Society Museum & Library in New York City, the Prestwould Plantation and historic site in Clarksville, Virginia and the B Reactor of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Richland, Washington.
Matt Moretti, Sr. Content and Media Analyst at FlipKey, added that, “The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati was an easy choice to represent Ohio for our 50 States: Top Historical Spots list. The stories and exhibits at this museum showcase incredible bravery during one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history. It is a must-visit attraction in Ohio.”
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center received this recognition in its eleventh year of operation with the theme, “Stories That Must Be Told.” The year-long theme explores and examines national conversations on race, civil rights, cultural appropriation and youth violence through community dialogues, engaging public programming and compelling special exhibitions including: Kin Killin’ Kin, Mascots, the Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment.
“We are honored to represent Ohio on FlipKey’s Top Historical Spots Worth Traveling For,” says Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “The Underground Railroad, and the freedom movements it has inspired, not only impacted the history of Ohio but altered the course of our great nation. We are dedicated to providing visitors with engaging programming and exhibits that connect the past to the present in order to create a better future for all.”
To view FlipKey’s list of museums and other historic sites, click here. For more information on special exhibitions, public programming and hours at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center visit freedomcenter.org
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