August 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Romney Press Office: (857) 288-3610
Cincinnati Museum Center media Contact: Casey Kroger, (513) 287-7054 desk; (513) 608-5777 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Speak at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Saturday, September 1
*** Museums and OMNIMAX® Theater closed until 2 p.m. ***
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal will be the site of what the Romney Campaign is calling a Cincinnati victory rally by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Governor Romney will address an invited crowd in the Grand Rotunda on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The pre-program begins at 10 a.m. and event begins at 11 a.m.
“Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a premier venue for public discussion,” says Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Museum Center. “Our goal, as an educational institution, is to facilitate key dialogue in our community, in our region and on a national scale.”
Cincinnati Museum Center’s iconic Union Terminal home has welcomed several presidents and presidential candidates. In 2002, President George W. Bush addressed the nation from Union Terminal’s Grand Rotunda. On September 8, 2004, then democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry, also chose Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal as the location of a campaign speech.
On February 26, 2008, Democratic candidate for president, Senator Barack Obama, held a conversation with seniors on healthcare and health insurance. Vice presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden also made a visit to Union Terminal when he gave a speech in the Rotunda on September 24, 2008.
Visits from other presidents and presidential candidates include: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Wendell Wilkie, Thomas Dewey, Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. Annually, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors.
To allow for full-building security before and during the speech, Cincinnati Museum Center’s three museums – the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Cincinnati History Museum and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum – as well as the Cincinnati History Library and OMNIMAX Theater will be closed until 2 p.m. Members of the general public may park and enter the building only after that time.
***Media note: For consistency, please use Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal as the first reference for the building/location.***
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 History 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.
Because of its commitment of excellence to the community and the museum field, Museum Center proudly holds the distinction of being a recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and receiving accreditation from the American Association of Museums in August, 2012. Museum Center is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource.
Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals and has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. 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.