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Museum of Flight Lecture and Book Signing Recalls Alaska Airlines Jewish Refugee Rescue in 1948

Museum of Flight Lecture and Book Signing Recalls Alaska Airlines Jewish Refugee Rescue in 1948

. August 31, 2018

SEATTLE – On Sept. 8 author Darragh Metzger discusses her new book Alaska Over Israel, the story of how in 1948 a small, struggling Alaska Airlines began a dangerous and heroic adventure that helped thousands form a new nation. Operation Magic Carpet was the top-secret emergency airlift meant to rescue Jewish refugees from around the […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces build-your-own paddle workshops

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces build-your-own paddle workshops

. August 29, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting two build-your-own paddle workshops this fall for woodworkers, kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders. On Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 & 23, participants will join CBMM Shipyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn and volunteer John Aiken to construct their own cedar Greenland paddle, which is perfect for longer kayak trips, […]

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Cincinnati Museum Center awarded grant to catalog collection of World War I portraits

Cincinnati Museum Center awarded grant to catalog collection of World War I portraits

. August 28, 2018

CINCINNATI – The State Library of Ohio awarded Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) a grant totaling $4,999 to help catalog portraits of soldiers who served in World War I. The Library Services and Technology Act Grant will help complete the cataloging project, which will include a written finding aid and the creation of a searchable database […]

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Union Terminal looks at two years of restoration

Union Terminal looks at two years of restoration

. August 28, 2018

CINCINNATI – Union Terminal celebrated two years of active construction in its first full structural restoration. Since the restoration began in July 2016, crews have rebuilt the National Historic Landmark’s iconic fountain, restored the clock that punctuates the façade, cleaned and repaired over 6,500 square feet of historic glass tile mosaics and much more. For […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces Emancipation Day Programming

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces Emancipation Day Programming

. August 28, 2018

CINCINNATI, OH – On September 22, 2018, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center joins the statewide commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary emancipation proclamation to abolish slavery in 1862. Visitors can experience dramatic readings of the African American folktale The People Could Fly, participate in a conversation with the museum’s senior historian Carl Westmoreland, and […]

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