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1940s Day returns home to Union Terminal August 10

Holocaust survivor, classic cars, live music and dancing highlight Cincinnati Museum Center event

CINCINNATI – Grab your dancing shoes, put on your zoot suit and travel back in time when 1940s Day returns home to Union Terminal. A Holocaust survivor, classic cars, live music and dancing highlight Cincinnati Museum Center’s 1940s Day August 10.

1940s Day is an immersive celebration of the pivotal decade, including its music, fashion, vehicles and the people who shaped it. Admire the sleek lines and polished chrome of vintage cars from the 1920s, 30s and 40s during the classic car show.

Live jazz and big band music will have you dancing the jitterbug all day. If you need tips, local dance groups will be ready to show you how to jump, jive and swing on the dance floor.

If you’re feeling particularly dapper, you can also enter our 1940s Day costume contest. Live vintage hair and makeup demonstrations will make your hairdo the bee’s knees and show you how to perfect your makeup.

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati explore the darkness of the 1940s. Dr. Renate Neeman, born in Hildesheim, Germany in 1926, will share her story of survival during the Holocaust – fleeing to the Netherlands and hiding during the war with the help of the Dutch underground. The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will host a lecture and testimonial about the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II.

Mark your calendar for August 10 and travel back in time to 1940s Day, back at the restored Union Terminal.

1940s Day is free for veterans and CMC Members. For more information visit


About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit