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There's big news for the Union Terminal restoration project. In simple terms, Bank of America is buying the project's federal historic tax credits for a net amount of around $31 million.

That's roughly $9.8 million more than budgeted.

There is a lot happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center these days, including the restoration of its Union Terminal home and preparations for an upcoming blockbuster exhibit.

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If you've been wondering about the white facing going up along the Union Terminal facade, we have an answer for you.

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Star Wars and the Power of Costume is the next big exhibit scheduled at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Museum Center CEO Elizabeth Pierce announced the exhibition Monday morning with a fanfare of John Williams' music performed by a Cincinnati Pops quintet, and flanked by two Stormtroopers.

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The Union Terminal restoration project is missing out on another round of state historic tax credits. Ohio handed out awards Tuesday to 18 projects, including eight in Southwest Ohio, but the Cincinnati Museum Center isn't on the list.

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Here's a bit of a mystery for you now. Journalists on a behind-the-scenes tour last week traipsed to a far corner on the lowest level of Union Terminal, past the boilers and chillers. They were there to see the building's new electrical system, part of the $212 million renovation currently underway.

But something else drew their attention.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is open once again after a brief closure. The temporary shutdown was part of the ongoing Union Terminal renovation.

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The committee in charge of overseeing the Union Terminal restoration is getting a better idea of what changes will be made to the interior layout.

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Fences and scaffolding are going up outside and inside the Cincinnati Museum Center as construction has officially begun on the Union Terminal restoration.

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The Ohio Development Services Agency handed out $27.8 million in historic preservation tax credits Wednesday, but a major Cincinnati project – Union Terminal – was not on the list.

The Union Terminal restoration project had applied for $3.25 million worth of state tax credits.

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An exhibit looking at the works of Leonardo Da Vinci opens Friday at the Cincinnati Museum Center. "Da Vinci - The Genius" examines his contributions to the arts, medicine, and science.

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Workers at the Cincinnati Museum Center are already packing up some exhibits and preparing them for storage. Parts of the museum will close at the end of next month as restoration work begins on Union Terminal.

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The latest architectural drawings are in for the Union Terminal restoration and the project remains on schedule and on budget. That's the latest from the task force overseeing the work.

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The latest exhibit coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center will take visitors inside the mind of one of history's best known artists and inventors. Da Vinci - The Genius includes 17 themed galleries, more than 200 artifacts, animations and an in-depth look at the Mona Lisa.

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If you enjoy watching films at the Cincinnati Museum Center's Omnimax theater, the film opening today is your last opportunity. The Museum's Dave Duszynski says National Parks Adventure is the last film to open before the theater closes down during renovations.

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