Aug. 15-16: 1940s Weekend
Aug. 15 & 16, 2015
Join Cincinnati Museum Center for our annual 1940s Weekend as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. On Aug. 14, 1945, President Truman announced to the nation that Japan had surrendered and that the war had ended. The city of Cincinnati erupted in celebration and began to prepare for the return of the tens of thousands of Cincinnati natives who were serving in the armed forces.
Travel back in time and help us celebrate this pivotal decade in American history in the same building that many of these soldiers passed through on their way back home to their loved ones – Union Terminal.
Put on your dancing shoes and experience living history with music from The P&G Big Band, Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys, The Queen City Sisters, The Sweet & Lows and The Boyer Sisters. Take a break from dancing and check out the classic car show, a special flyover, 1940s hair and makeup tutorials with Ginger Watson, food tastings, 1940s film screenings, educational activities and historical displays.
For the second year in a row, Cincinnati Museum Center is proud to be one of the host sites for the Cincy Lindy Exchange, an event featuring over 120 dancers from more than 10 states. Join the dancers for a free dance lesson and then watch them swing away to the sounds of the Jump 'n' Jive Big Band on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Check back soon for the complete schedule!