August, 2018

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU Programming

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU Programming

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has announced featured programming to complement the latest exhibit MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU opening this Saturday, September 1. The upcoming exhibit, MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by South African documentary photographer […]

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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

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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Cincinnati Museum Center to unveil new Torvosaurus dinosaur exhibit

Cincinnati Museum Center to unveil new Torvosaurus dinosaur exhibit

CINCINNATI – When Cincinnati Museum Center’s new Dinosaur Hall opens in the Museum of Natural History & Science this November, it will feature a dinosaur that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world: a 30-foot-long Torvosaurus. The Torvosaurus was a giant carnivorous dinosaur that stalked the Late Jurassic, 153 to 148 million years ago. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum certifies and expands Shipwright Apprentice Program

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum certifies and expands Shipwright Apprentice Program

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Shipwright Apprentice Program has recently received certification as a registered, four-year apprenticeship program by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. CBMM has had a two-year apprenticeship program in place since 2001, with more than 50 graduates to date. Now, CBMM will offer […]

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Secret CIA Flights from Taiwan Revealed in Museum of Flight Lecture

Secret CIA Flights from Taiwan Revealed in Museum of Flight Lecture

SEATTLE – On Sept. 1 the Museum will present the story of how CIA pilots of the Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) “Black Bat Squadron” flew a daring nighttime mission to deploy secret surveillance equipment near a Chinese nuclear weapons base in 1969. Aviation historian Li Wang, Art Winn (son of Black Bat Officer […]

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Cincinnati Museum Center Receives Best Practices Award

Cincinnati Museum Center Receives Best Practices Award

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) recently received the prestigious Best Practices Award from the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM). The competitive award, given to CMC at AMM’s annual conference, recognized CMC’s Curate My Community initiative that placed over 700 museum objects at locations across the community. As Union Terminal prepared to undergo a two-and-a-half-year […]

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Cincinnati Museum Center name Service Systems Associates as retail provider at Union Terminal

Cincinnati Museum Center name Service Systems Associates as retail provider at Union Terminal

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announced that Service Systems Associates (SSA) will manage its updated food service, catering and retail operations at Union Terminal. The restoration of Union Terminal provided an opportunity to update food service and retail operations to be more convenient and guest-centric. Those plans include dining service in the restored Losantiville […]

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Rose Art Museum Announces New Staff

Rose Art Museum Announces New Staff

Luis Croquer, the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator has announced that three new staff members–Anthony DiPietro as Associate Director of Administration and Operations, Kate McBride as Assistant Director of Communications, and Bess Paupeck as Manager of Academic and Public Programs–will be joining the Rose Art Museum. “I am excited to welcome Anthony, […]

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