Aug. 9-10: 1940s Weekend


Aug. 9 & 10, 2014

Did you know Union Terminal housed the first USO Troops-In-Transit lounge in 1941? Or that in 1944, more than 34,000 people passed through the 106-foot-tall Rotunda every day?

Travel back in time and help us celebrate this pivotal decade at Union Terminal during 1940s Weekend. Put on your dancing shoes and experience live history with big band music, a classic car show, 1940s film screenings, educational activities and historical displays. Most importantly, marvel at the largest artifact in our collection, Union Terminal.

In conjunction with 1940s Weekend, we're excited to announce Museum Center as a host site for the fifth annual Cincy Lindy Exchange, an event featuring more than 120 dancers from at least 10 states, on Sunday, Aug. 10. The Jump 'n' Jive Swing Band will be playing hits from the 1940s, so swing by before the big dance, enjoy a free dance lesson and lindy with the best of 'em!

Admission is FREE for Members. For non-Members, a 1940s Weekend Combo Pass including single-day admission to the Cincinnati History Museum plus 1940s Weekend activities outside of the Cincinnati History Museum is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $11 for children. Buy now

Saturday Schedule  |  Sunday Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 9

Outdoor Fun (Front Driveway)

Free

All day

1920s, ’30s, and ’40s Classic Car Show

All day

Roy Rogers and Trigger Live Show      

All day

Bubble Madness   

Music and Dancing

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys *
Losantiville Café

1 - 5 p.m.

The P&G Big Band *
Losantiville Café

2 - 3 p.m.

The Queen City Sisters **
Cincinnati History Museum

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
** Requires Cincinnati History Museum admission or 1940s Weekend Combo Pass

Lectures and Presentations

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1940s Hair and Makeup Demonstrations with Ginger Watson *
Collett Gallery

2 p.m.

Concentration Camp Liberator: Saul Marmer
Newsreel Theater

Free

2 - 3 p.m.

1940s Hair and Makeup Demonstrations with Ginger Watson *
Collett Gallery

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
 

Artifact Displays and Hands-on Activities

All day

General Cable Corporation D-Day Pipeline Display **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education Activity and Display **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society HAM Radio Demonstration **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Veterans Memorial Museum Artifact Display**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Bicycle Museum of America 1940s Bicycle Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Tri-State Warbird Museum Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

WMKV 89.3 FM Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Media Heritage Voices of America Radio Sound Effects Demonstration *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Up, Up & Away Vintage Comic Book Display**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Lunken Cadet Squadron Display and Presentation**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society and Museum Model Airplane Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Procter & Gamble Display*
Cincinnati Dining Room

11 a.m.

Seckatary Hawkins Mock Radio Show
Newsreel Theater *

11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

1940s Children's Storybook Hour **
Cincinnati History Museum

1 - 2 p.m.

1940s Costume Contest *
Collett Gallery

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
** Requires Cincinnati History Museum admission or 1940s Weekend Combo Pass

Films in Newsreel Theater *

10 a.m.

Young Buffalo Bill
Starring Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes, & Pauline Moore

12 p.m.

1940s Newsreels and Cartoons

1 p.m.

Rescue in the Phillipines
Watch this documentary about the story of a Cincinnati family, the Frieders, who work with their high-profile group of poker buddies to devise an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from Nazi concentration camps.

3:15 p.m.

1940s Newsreels and Cartoons

4:15 p.m.

Sunset in El Dorado
Starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and George Hayes

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
 

Sunday, Aug. 10

Outdoor Fun (Front Driveway)

Free

All day

1920s, ’30s, and ’40s Classic Car Show

All day

Roy Rogers and Trigger Live Show      

All day

Bubble Madness   

Music and Dancing

Noon - 1 p.m.

Free Dance Lesson
Rotunda

1 - 5 p.m.

The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band
Rotunda
Free

1 - 5 p.m.

The 5th Annual Cincinnati Lindy Exchange
Rotunda
Free

2 - 3 p.m.

The Queen City Sisters **
Cincinnati History Museum

3 - 4 p.m.

The Sugar Pills All-Girl Ukulele Band **
Cincinnati History Museum

** Requires Cincinnati History Museum admission or 1940s Weekend Combo Pass

Lectures and Presentations

Noon - 2 p.m.

1940s Hair and Makeup Demonstrations with Ginger Watson *
Collett Gallery

Noon

Holocaust Survivor Stephanie Marks
Newsreel Theater
Free

3 - 5 p.m.

1940s Hair and Makeup Demonstrations with Ginger Watson *
Collett Gallery

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
 

Artifact Displays and Hands-on Activities

All day

General Cable Corporation D-Day Pipeline Display **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education Activity and Display **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society HAM Radio Demonstration **
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Veterans Memorial Museum Artifact Display**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

1940s Food Tasting *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Bicycle Museum of America 1940s Bicycle Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Tri-State Warbird Museum Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

WMKV 89.3 FM Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Up, Up & Away Vintage Comic Book Display**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Lunken Cadet Squadron Display and Presentation**
Cincinnati History Museum

All day

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society and Museum Model Airplane Display *
Cincinnati Dining Room

All day

Procter & Gamble Display*
Cincinnati Dining Room

2 p.m.

Seckatary Hawkins Mock Radio Show *
Newsreel Theater

12 p.m., 2 p.m., & 4 p.m.

1940s Children's Storybook Hour **
Cincinnati History Museum

2  - 3 p.m.

1940s Costume Contest *
Collett Gallery

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
** Requires Cincinnati History Museum admission or 1940s Weekend Combo Pass

Films in Newsreel Theater *

11 a.m.

Under California Stars
Starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, & Jane Frazee

1:15 p.m.

Rescue in the Phillipines
Watch this documentary about the story of a Cincinnati family, the Frieders, who work with their high-profile group of poker buddies to devise an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from Nazi concentration camps.

3:15 p.m.

1940s Newsreels and Cartoons

4 p.m.

Down Dakota Way
Starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Dale Evans

5 p.m.

1940s Newsreels and Cartoons

* Requires 1940s Weekend Combo Pass
 


 Buy Tickets

Ticket options:

  • Members: FREE! Join now
  • BEST DEAL: 1940s Weekend Combo Pass. Includes single-day admission to the Cincinnati History Museum + 1940s Weekend activities outside of the Cincinnati History Museum. $13 adults, $12 seniors, $11 children. Buy now
  • Single-day Cincinnati History Museum admission (does not include admission to 1940s Weekend activities outside of the Cincinnati History Museum): $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $8.50 children. Buy now
  • Add-on to any other Museum Center ticket for admission to 1940s events outside of the Cincinnati History Museum: $2.50. Purchase by phone at 513-287-7001 or in person.

Questions? Call 513-287-7001.

 

Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10

 

Vintage Beauties

Before you get dolled up for 1940s Weekend, get vintage hair and makeup tips from local experts at our July 26 Vintage Beauties workshop!