Monday, August 9, 2010

Museum Day on Fountain Square

Museums & Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati invites residents and visitors to explore the many historic and cultural gems of the Greater Cincinnati region at Museum Day on Fountain Square, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Come and learn about attractions from across the tri-state in one, convenient downtown Cincinnati location. More than two dozen museums and historic sites will be on hand to showcase their programs with costumed interpreters, objects from their collections, and hands-on activities.

In the tri-state region, over sixty museums and historic sites are open to the public, each with a unique story to tell. Guests of Museum Day will have the opportunity to explore a variety of interests, such as local history, art, and preservation. Museum Day participants include: American Sign Museum, Anderson Township Historical Society, Behringer-Crawford Museum, The Betts House, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Observatory, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, Contemporary Art Center, Delhi Historical Society, Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hillforest, John P. Parker Historic Site, Lloyd Library, Mt. Healthy Historical Society, Ohio Tobacco Museum, Price Hill Historical Society & Museum, Promont House Museum, Rankin House, Taft Museum of Art, and the William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

Museums & Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati (formerly Historic Homes and Sites of Greater Cincinnati) was founded in 1992 by a group of ten historic house museums to encourage an appreciation of the Ohio River Valley and its history through tourism, educational programming and other activities. In 2009, the coalition decided to broaden its focus to include more of the region’s historical and cultural attractions and modify its name. MHS-GS is currently comprised of over 26 participating organizations located in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio counties in Indiana; and Bracken, Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky. Each site offers a unique perspective on local history and culture through public programs, exhibits, lectures, and tours. For additional information on MHS-GC and its members visit or find them on Facebook.


Anonymous said...

Yea! Thanks Kathy! Looking forward to Museum Day - fingers crossed we get a BEAUTIFUL day like today!

Michelle said...

tweeted it! :-) Michelle