Roam Under the Dome
Our blog for the stories behind the exhibit, inside the film and beyond the museum.
Museums answer questions. But who’s asking? One place that’s full of questions is Google. In Most-Searched Questions, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to answer some of the most interesting questions the world has ever asked Google.
In an earlier post, we announced the sharing of over 60,000 of Museum Center's Invertebrate Paleontology records to the global iDigBio website and explained how this benefits the scientific community. But, how does this actually happen? What steps are involved to place our records on an international research platform?
The original Cincinnati Bengals professional football team was established as part of the American Football League in 1937. The AFL folded after the 1937 season, so the Bengals continued as an independent team until the formation of a new AFL in 1939.
For many years, women in this country were denied even the most basic constitutional rights. They could not speak publically, sign contracts, gain a formal education, successfully own property separate from husbands or fathers or retain custody of their own children.
Museums and libraries collect materials in an effort to document human history and to learn more about the natural world. Museum Center acquires and preserves its collections of historically- or scientifically-important items as a public trust.
On March 31, 1933, a turn of a ceremonial gold key unlocked the doors of Cincinnati’s brand new Union Terminal. The newspaper declared that a portal to the world had swung open.
On the evening of July 4th, 1776, Philadelphia printer and engraver John Dunlap, official printer to the Continental Congress, was given an order to print broadside copies of the Declaration of Independence. It is believed that Dunlap likely printed at least 200 copies that night and perhaps more.
Union Terminal now houses three museums and an OMNIMAX Theater, but it could have been utilized in a completely different way!
Meet your state representative. I am not referring to your state senator or your district representative. This is a representative of Ohio’s rich and significant paleontological past.
Feeding wild birds is fun and relaxing for the whole family, and can help bring you closer to nature – or, rather, bring nature closer to you!
After a two-and-a-half-year restoration, Cincinnati Museum Center is once again open to the general public. Construction on the building's first full structural restoration began in earnest in July 2016, when Union Terminal's iconic Rotunda was sealed off from the public.