February 19, 2013
Experience the life and times of early Cincinnati settlers
CINCINNATI - Step back in time to the 18th century Ohio River Valley during OH, Pioneer! living history weekend at Cincinnati Museum Center. Join us Feb. 23 and 24 to experience traditional crafts and live music, hear stories of the past by costumed interpreters and watch a live weapon demonstration by a firing military.
Did you know that Cincinnati's original name was Losantiville? A mixture of Greek, Latin and French, Losantiville means "city across from the Licking River." Learn fun facts about our city's development, play children's games popular more than 200 years ago, try food available to early settlers and more as we discover and celebrate Cincinnati's rich history.
Perfect for families and history enthusiasts alike, this interactive event also showcases rarely displayed pieces of local history from our Cincinnati History Library collection, including the Symmes Purchase, a document key to the settlement and growth of our city, and the Treaty of Greenville which put an end to the conflicts between Native Americans and settlers in the southern 2/3rds of Ohio.
Visit cincymuseum.org/oh-pioneer for a full list of activities and presenters.
OH, Pioneer! is presented with support from The Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration. As one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center has served as an educational, research and entertainment resource to millions of visitors from around the world.
Organizations within Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library. These organizations combine to serve more than one million visitors annually, reaching out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs.
Because of its commitment of excellence to the community and the museum field, Museum Center proudly holds the distinction of being a recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and has also received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. Museum Center is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource.
Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals and has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. The building is a National Historic Landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.