Cincinnati Museum Center

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The Cincinnati Museum Center began collecting stories, poetry, memorabilia and artifacts in May 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As more people get the vaccine, the museum still wants to hear how this past year has affected folks across the Tri-State.

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A short drive east of Cincinnati in Adams County sits 20,000 acres of vast forest, ravines, prairies and stunning views of the Appalachian foothills. The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System is Ohio's largest privately-owned natural area, and the subject of a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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Maya: The Exhibition is extending its run at the Cincinnati Museum Center through April 4, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic not only closed the exhibit for the start of its run here, but is sending museums and people who book touring exhibits scrambling to juggle years worth of future plans.

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The Duke Energy holiday trains are returning for their 74th season but there will be COVID-safe changes to the Cincinnati Museum Center's annual Holiday Junction.

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A few months later than usual, the Cincinnati Museum Center Friday welcomed guests back with the annual fountain ceremony.

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As local museums and galleries begin to reopen, each faces a unique set of challenges to make the guest visit engaging, educational and above all, safe.

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Discoveries over the past few decades have changed our understanding of the Maya civilization. An exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center explores hundreds of years of culture and innovation.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is making cuts in response to financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is cutting 50 full-time and 125 part-time employees who've been furloughed since mid-March.

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People familiar with the hugely popular public radio StoryCorps project understand the importance of preserving and sharing humanity's stories. The Cincinnati Museum Center is endeavoring to document for future generations life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is asking Hamilton County for an advance of some reserve money from the sales tax levy used to renovate and repair Union Terminal.

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The Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital made an unusual donation this week. It found more than 5,000 surgical masks tucked away in its crypt, stockpiled from a health scare around 2006.

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Many organizations from museums to science centers, zoos and more are offering virtual tours, visits and lessons online during closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Workers are carefully unpacking and arranging centuries-old artifacts at the Cincinnati Museum Center ahead of Friday's opening of Maya: The Exhibition.

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Marion Lee Johnson developed a love for mathematics at a young age and pursued that subject all the way through her undergraduate studies. She assumed a math degree would ultimately land her a teaching job - though she ended up finding, perhaps, a higher calling.

Much higher. 

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An exhibit exploring the daily lives, religion, politics and sophistication of the Maya civilization is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center March 14.

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The winter holiday season is in full swing, with plenty of things to see and do in the Tri-State. We asked people on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit for their tips and tricks for improving the entire experience.

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It's the only portion of the historic Apollo 11 spacecraft to return to Earth after taking humans to the moon, and it's now in Cincinnati for a limited time.

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Visitors to the Cincinnati Museum Center can observe as paleontologists remove a triceratops skull from dirt and rock. The cleaning process will take months or even years, and visitors can watch through a glass window overlooking the paleontology lab.

The Cincinnati Museum Center is marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I with an exposition featuring images not displayed since 1919.

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The historic command module that took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back in July 1969 is coming to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Museum Center will be the fifth and final stop for Columbia and the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."

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Water is once again flowing in the fountain in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center. The fountain was out of commission for three years during the Union Terminal restoration.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has a new permanent exhibit celebrating the first man to walk on the moon, an astronaut who lived for much of his life in Lebanon and Indian Hill. The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery features unique artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission.

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Museum leaders from around the country are in town for a two-day conference at the Cincinnati Museum Center focusing on what they can learn from the multi-million dollar Union Terminal restoration.

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The one-hour film about E. Lucy Braun, an ecology pioneer and University of Cincinnati professor, will be distributed to over 100 public TV stations by the National Educational Television Association.

A Force For Nature: Lucy Braun, which premiered Oct. 7 on WCET-TV, was produced by Meg Hanrahan of Madeira and Voyageur Media Group, a nonprofit organization which creates media about science, history and culture.

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Months after the grand re-opening, the Cincinnati Museum Center is still bringing exhibits back online. The latest take visitors underground, and back in time.

Over 350 artifacts and a mummy dating back more than 3000 years are all part of the exhibit Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center

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The recently renamed Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center (HHC) held its grand opening at Union Terminal last month.

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The sound of drills punctuates an otherwise silent corridor of the Cincinnati Museum Center, where museum curators, photographers and reporters have gathered to see the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, Egypt's longest-ruling woman, revealed for the first time ever in America. The large bust is part of the museum's upcoming exhibit, "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs."

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Dan Hurley is good at many things – except retiring. He's failed at it several times, due to his sense of civic responsibility and love for broadcasting.

Maybe this time he can finally kick back after hosting his last Cincinnati Edition talk show 1 p.m. Friday on WVXU-FM. He's been the "three-month interim host" for nearly a year. Michael Monks takes over Monday, Feb. 4, when the show resumes broadcasting five days a week.

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For someone who's been dead for 1,900 years, "Umi" certainly is getting out a lot lately. Fresh off a stay at Mount St. Joseph University as part of the Curate My Community initiative, the Cincinnati Museum Center's Egyptian mummy visited Northern Kentucky University Thursday for X-rays and a CT scan.

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