Cincinnati Museum Center

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This week, Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to focus on the agreement that will govern the repair process for Union Terminal.  

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If you've been wondering why a bunch of giant LEGO bricks have been popping up around town and in your social media feeds, we finally have the answer. It was a promotion for the Cincinnati Museum Center's newest exhibit: The Art of the Brick.

Since its discovery in 1739, Big Bone Lick in Boone County has drawn the attention of naturalists and paleontologists from around the world. The first organized paleontological excavation in North America was conducted there in 1807.

The final lecture in the Cincinnati Museum Center’s baseball lecture series happens June 18: The Civic and Environmental Aspects of Baseball Landscapes from Professor John Fairfield of Xavier University.

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Built at the same time as Union Terminal in 1932, the fountain in front of the iconic train station echoes the famous art deco design. Cincinnati Museum Center officials say the return of water to the fountain is an annual rite of passage signaling the beginning of summer.

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An exhibition featuring the works of Mark Catesby, North America's first naturalist, is now on view at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Museum Center honors military history, sacrifices

May 14, 2015
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The Cincinnati Museum Center's new exhibit, Treasures of Our Military Past, opens Friday.  It features artifacts and exhibits from the region, all related to armed conflicts over the last two centuries.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center has named Elizabeth Pierce its new president and chief executive officer.

Pierce is currently serving as interim CEO. She takes over for Doug McDonald, who retired in January.

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Rearranging historical artifacts is nothing new at the Cincinnati Museum Center.  Temporary exhibits come and go.  But rarely is the move a big production as it was Tuesday morning.

Three employees of a rigging company set up a trestle overhead as they prepared to move 3,500 pounds of iron in the form of a 150-year-old cannon.  They placed blankets around the barrel; and connected straps to a chain pulley system.  They were as careful as they could be.

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