Travel back in time at 1940s Day

Transport yourself to the era of big band music, chrome-fendered cars, pin curls and Zoot suits. 1940s Day is an immersive celebration of the pivotal decade, including the music, fashion, vehicles and people who shaped it.

This year's 1940s Day activities include:

  • Classic cars
  • Live music from Daniel Bennett & The Dirty Shirleys, the Queen City Sisters, Allen Howey and Dolores Raye
  • Costume contest
  • Conversation with Holocaust survivor Al Miller, in partnership with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
  • LaVerne Summerlin, Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and author of Gems of Cincinnati's West End: Black Children and Catholic Missionaries 1940-1970
  • Ezzard Charles Trivia
  • The science behind 1940s superfood SPAM
  • Broadcast from the past stage productions on the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage
  • Vintage newsreel screenings in the Scripps Howard Newsreel Theater
  • Free Rotunda tours
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