February 10, 2011
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Come face to face with our 16th president at Cincinnati Museum Center
Abe Lincoln visits Cincinnati on February 12
CINCINNATI—There’s no better way to celebrate the birth of our 16th president than with Lincoln himself. Step back in time and experience history when Abraham Lincoln visits Cincinnati on February 12.
Cincinnati Museum Center is the host site and official Cincinnati stop for the 150th anniversary commemoration of Lincoln’s inaugural journey from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C.
Organized by the National Park Service, The Momentous Issue of Civil War, program re-creates Lincoln’s visit to Cincinnati in 1861. Watch history come alive as professional Lincoln interpreter, Fritz Klein, is welcomed by early Cincinnati Mayor, Richard M. Bishop, and delivers the same speech that Lincoln shared with the city in 1861.
The event will also highlight early Cincinnati history and various issues facing our country leading up to Lincoln’s 1860 election.
The evening will be full of celebration, complete with performances by the Kolping Saengerchor and a birthday cake in honor of Lincoln’s birthday.
The event is free and open to the public. The Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable is the community partner for this event.
About National Park Service
Founded in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) protects nearly 400 places. Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, the National Park Service helps to protect and safeguard nearly 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. The NPS works assists in revitalizing communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/index.htm.
About Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable
The Cincinnati Civil War Round Table consists of a group of men and women from the Greater Cincinnati area dedicated to the study and understanding of the American Civil War. Membership includes both the novice and the expert, all of whom share an interest in the Round Table's focus on education and preservation activities related to the American Civil War period. For more information, please visit http://www.cincinnaticwrt.org/.
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 Historical Society 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. Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals. 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.