The Cincinnati Museum Center is preparing for its next big exhibit. Under the watchful eye of actors portraying security officers, Museum employees offloaded big, wooden sarcophagi from a moving truck, Thursday morning.
Inside the crates were more than 150 specimens and associated paraphernalia dealing with mummification. The traveling display, Mummies of the World, comes from American Exhibitions.
Hamilton County Commissioners will vote Wednesday on a financing plan for repairing Union Terminal.
The plan lays out a public/private partnership and is contingent on voters approving Issue 8, a quarter cent sales tax increase, in November.
Museum Center CEO Doug McDonald says the public/private partnership option also means the project can get started faster and the Museum Center will be able to pay cash up front for the first few years rather than needing loans.
One of the greatest collections of fossils can be found at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and this weekend those relics will be celebrated during the upcoming Fossil Week. Frank Johnson is joined by Dr. Glenn Storrs and Jack Kallmeyer with details about the event and the importance of these fossils to our greater understanding of this area and what/who came before us.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is stepping up its support for a local icon. Earlier this year, the Trust named Union Terminal and Music Hall to its 2014 list of most endangered places, now it's opening an action center, or campaign office, to help the push to pass Issue 8 on the November ballot.
Issue 8 would create a five-year, quarter cent sales tax to fund repairs to Union Terminal.
Senior field officer Jennifer Sandy says the National Trust is involved in 46 similar projects around the country but this is the first time it has opened a pop-up location.