Cincinnati Museum Center hard hat tours offer glimpse of Union Terminal restoration

. October 18, 2016

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration work going on at Union Terminal through hard hat tours led by CMC’s Heritage Programs and Turner Construction Company.

union-terminal-restorationPut on your hard hat and walk through the halls of history for a tour of the work being done to save Union Terminal. The tour is a fascinating look at the blend of engineering and science being used to save a national historic landmark. CMC’s Heritage Programs volunteers will offer building history and background, punctuated by construction updates and planning from Turner Construction staff.

The 45-minute tours will cover a variety of building and construction areas, providing a fuller scope of the work being done. You’ll notice the extent that crews have worked to protect historic architecture and the ways they’re preparing to restore features damaged by decades of wear and tear and water damage. You may also see artwork and signage that’s long since been covered over but are being revealed and repaired during the restoration. And you’ll also get a firsthand glimpse at how experts plan and execute a restoration on such a grand scale.

Tour participants must be 16 (with a guardian) or older and wear closed-toe shoes. Hard hats are required and will be provided. For safety reasons, photography is not permitted. Tours begin at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. on the following dates:

October 29, 2016
November 12, 2016
December 10, 2016
January 14, 2016
February 11, 2016

Space is limited and registration is required but additional tours will be available for future dates. Each month’s tour will be different as the restoration work continues, so be sure to sign up for multiple tours to follow along as the restoration of the building progresses. Tickets are $15 for CMC Members and $20 for non-Members.

For more information visit cincymuseum.org/programs/heritage . To make a reservation call (513) 287-7031.

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