National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Honored at Ohio Museums Association Annual Awards Program

. May 1, 2018

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was honored at the Ohio Museums Association (OMA) annual awards program last month. The museum received the Level 5 Silver Award for Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu – AV & Electronic Media Campaign on April 15 at the Dayton Art Institute. The awards were based on materials produced and distributed during the 2017 calendar year.

“OMA’s annual awards program honors the best in visual communications, and the important work institutions undertake to advance the state’s museum community both locally, and on a national level,” says Johnna McEntee, Executive Director of the Ohio Museums Association. “The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s promotional video for Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu impressed our panel of judges and demonstrates the importance of storytelling in museum marketing.”

OMA, founded in 1976, is the leading advocate for connecting and empowering Ohio museums and museum professionals through professional development, networking events, and advocacy. Each year, OMA’s annual awards program honors outstanding individual and institutional achievements and visual communications.

“I continue to be impressed by our dedicated staff,” says Dion Brown, President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This statewide award emphasizes the importance of our mission and how the stories freedom’s heroes, like Nelson Mandela, must be told in order to challenge and inspire each of us to take courageous steps for freedom today.”

For more information about the Ohio Museums Association, and to see a full list of award winners, visit ohiomuseums.org.

For more information about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati skyline

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