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Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Speak at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Saturday, September 1

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal will be the site of what the Romney Campaign is calling a Cincinnati victory rally by Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. Governor Romney will address an invited crowd in the Grand Rotunda on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The pre-program begins at 10 a.m. and event begins at 11 a.m.
“Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a premier venue for public discussion,” says Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Museum Center. “Our goal, as an educational institution, is to facilitate key dialogue in our community, in our region and on a national scale.”

Cincinnati Museum Center’s iconic Union Terminal home has welcomed several presidents and presidential candidates. In 2002, President George W. Bush addressed the nation from Union Terminal’s Grand Rotunda. On September 8, 2004, then democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry, also chose Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal as the location of a campaign speech.

On February 26, 2008, Democratic candidate for president, Senator Barack Obama, held a conversation with seniors on healthcare and health insurance. Vice presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden also made a visit to Union Terminal when he gave a speech in the Rotunda on September 24, 2008.

Visits from other presidents and presidential candidates include: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Wendell Wilkie, Thomas Dewey, Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. Annually, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors.

For photographs, Union Terminal facts and more information on the history of presidential visits to Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, visit

To allow for full-building security before and during the speech, Cincinnati Museum Center’s three museums – the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Cincinnati History Museum and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum – as well as the Cincinnati History Library and OMNIMAX Theater will be closed until 2 p.m. Members of the general public may park and enter the building only after that time.

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