February 23, 2011
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Step back in time and settle the Ohio Valley frontier
February 26 and 27, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cincinnati Museum Center
CINCINNATI—Don’t just read about the past, experience it! Step into history and explore the early Ohio frontier with Cincinnati History Museum’s largest annual event, OH, Pioneer!
Meet the local settlers, learn about traditional crafts, and hear the sounds of the frontier as you immerse yourself in history. This 18th-century Ohio Valley living history weekend features activities perfect for families and history enthusiasts alike—from firing demonstrations by 18th-century military soldiers to live frontier music, there’s something for everyone at OH, Pioneer!
The event will also highlight rarely displayed pieces from our Cincinnati Historical Society Library collection, including two of the most important documents in our regional history—the original Symmes purchase document and the Losantiville ledger book’s lottery document written by Losantiville founders Israel Ludlow, Mathias Denman and Colonel Robert Patterson.
OH, Pioneer will be held on February 26 and 27 from noon to 5 p.m. in the South Gallery at Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information, please visit www.cincymuseum.org. Activities are free for Members or with the purchase of an All Museums Pass.
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.