Union Terminal

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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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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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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.

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The beloved holiday train display that's been delighting Greater Cincinnatians for generations is back after a two-year hiatus.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's grand reopening is Nov. 17., when visitors will finally get to see the renovated museum spaces, new dinosaur exhibits, and the perennial favorite holiday trains. WVXU has been following the Union Terminal renovations since the beginning, and now we're looking back at the project over the last four years.

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After years of planning and construction to repair the 85-year-old Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Museum Center will reopen this Saturday, November 17.

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Twenty-two historic murals have been painstakingly cleaned, restored and are ready to go back on public display when Union Terminal reopens this weekend.

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For a generation of younger Cincinnatians, the old Union Terminal seems like the perfect place for a couple of museums, exhibition space and the Cincinnati Historical Society.

But it wasn't always that way.

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The grand reopening is still a few weeks away, but the Cincinnati Children's Museum and special exhibits hall reopen Friday. Both were closed along with the rest of the museum on Oct. 22 so crews working on the Union Terminal restoration could run final systems tests and complete inspections.

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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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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.

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Modern Day Workers Get Their Mural

Jun 27, 2018
Weston Art Gallery

Two new exhibits at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts pay tribute to the monumental "Worker Murals" of Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The artist, Winold Reiss, visited Cincinnati factories and photographed real workers for his mosaics in the 1930s. Now, artists Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein visit modern day factories and depict women and men at work for their series of mosaics inspired by Winold Reiss.

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The Union Terminal restoration is nearing its Fall 2018 completion date, but visitors shouldn't expect a fully reopened Cincinnati Museum Center come November.

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