Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center

When one of the Cincinnati Zoo's Sumatran rhinos died last year, his remains were given to the Museum Center. Friday the Museum Center is unveiling a mounted display of "Ipuh."

Ipuh came to the Cincinnati Zoo in 1991 as part of a captive breeding program between the United States and Indonesia. He was one of the last Sumatran rhinos taken from the wild and was believed to be around 33 years old when he died.

Mummies arrive at Museum Center

Oct 23, 2014
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

  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.

If Hamilton County voters approve a sales tax increase to repair Union Terminal, the work will be done under a public/private partnership.

Commissioners are directing the county administrator to begin drafting an agreement to set up the public-private partnership or P3.

Under this option, a private group like 3CDC would handle all the repair planning.

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.

This year’s Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center on September 13 and 14. As organizer Jason Langdon tells Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, they’ve enlisted the help of the folks from the Crafty Supermarket to help with their marketplace sales area.

Members of Cincinnati Museum Center Board of Trustees are endorsing a five year, quarter-cent sales tax proposal placed on the ballot by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.  The group made the announcement Friday morning during a press conference.

The $170 million issue will make repairs to Union Terminal.  

The Cincinnati Museum Center at historic Union Terminal is currently exhibiting some of its world-class collection of invertebrate fossils from the Ordovician Period, called Cincinnati Under the Sea. Dr. Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the center, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about this collection and this particular period in our history.

The Cincinnati Museum Center has a photographic stroll through our city’s history with their current exhibit Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati. Scott Gampfer, director of the History Collection & Library at the Museum Center, tells Jane Durrell that the exhibit spans 100 years of our history, from 1860-1960 and will run until late October.