Cincinnati Museum Center

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The fountain in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center has been delighting visitors young and old since Union Terminal opened in 1933. The cascading green fount got a facelift and a system upgrade as part of the restoration, and construction crews are debuting the geyser Thursday.

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The City of Cincinnati's Kenyon Barr project called for the creation of a center for light industry in the lower portion of the West End. In the late 1950s, the city purchased and razed more than 2,000 structures and resold the property to private developers to create the neighborhood now known as Queensgate. The project displaced more than 20,000 residents, 97 percent of whom were African-Americans and largely low-income.

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High atop the glass-fronted Cincinnati Museum Center sits a door few people ever get to see. It's marked "Door Number S-404."

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The clock is ticking on getting the Union Terminal timepiece tick-tocking again. It was removed last year for cleaning and maintenance and is scheduled to be reinstalled beginning Monday.

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Somewhat similar to the Tyrannosaurus, the Cincinnati Museum Center's new dinosaur, Torvosaurus, is the only one of its kind. Until the fossilized remains were found largely intact in 2013, researchers had only uncovered random bones.

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The Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee reports to Hamilton County Commissioners Monday morning. The message will be the $228 million project is on time and on budget, and taxpayers haven't been asked for more money.

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After more than a decade since planning began, repairs aimed at preserving Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal are nearly complete. Now other communities are looking to learn from what's being done here.

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As the Union Terminal restoration nears completion, the Cincinnati Museum Center will close for a week to allow work crews to finish some big projects.

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Editor's note: As of August 24, the clock installation has been moved from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31 and September 4.

The widely recognizable clock gracing the Union Terminal facade will soon return to its lofty perch. The more than 80-year-old timepiece got a sprucing up as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center restoration.

The Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates the Swing Era on August 11 with their 1940's Day event at Lunken Airport. 

Holocaust Center 'Breaks Ground' On New Home

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Construction is underway on a new Holocaust & Humanity Center inside the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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A clock that was housed under a bubble in the Town Center parking garage at 1223 Central Parkway (home to CET and WVXU) will soon return home to Union Terminal. Workers removed it Thursday morning.

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After 18 years of uncovering, cleaning, studying and preserving, a rare dinosaur skeleton is ready to be seen by the public for the first time. The Cincinnati Museum Center's newest exhibit, a Galeamopus, is one of just three to ever be found.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is alive again with the sound of little voices. It reopened Friday morning after closing in November as part of the Union Terminal restoration.

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When the Cincinnati Children's Museum reopens next week, Union Terminal visitors are going to see a lot of changes, starting with the familiar orange wall at the bottom of the first escalator. It's not there anymore.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is unveiling "a display of Jurassic proportions" May 15 -- National Dinosaur Day -- at Rhinegeist Brewery that's "a spectacle 150 million years in the making."

Gee, what could it be?

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

The calendar may still say winter, but the summer months will be here soon, meaning now is the time to make plans for your kids during their school break. 

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2018 will see one local museum moving from its current home to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. 

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Driving past Union Terminal, you may have noticed the familiar red and white Art Deco clock face is missing. Don't fret, it's just out for restoration and will be back in place soon.

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