We are happy to announce our collaboration with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Museum Center in celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In honor of this celebration, the CSO will present Aaron Copland’s iconic Lincoln Portrait on Nov. 8-10, led by new music director, Louis Langree. The CSO was the first to premiere Lincoln Portrait on Music Hall’s Stage in 1942 and is honored to have Dr. Maya Angelou, award-winning author, poet, historian, civil rights activist, actress, playwright, and director narrate as the piece returns to it’s stage this fall.
The Cincy Civil War package also includes admission to the Cincinnati History Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center, which will hold a host of special activities that showcases Cincinnati’s influence and role in the Civil War. The special Civil War Weekend takes place June 29 and 30, and events of that weekend will highlight the roles of women, minorities, industry and technology during the course of the war.
Beginning July 6, museum goers will experience the new exhibition, Cincinnati and the Civil War: 1863, which explores Cincinnati’s role in the Civil War during 1863 and features artifacts from the Museum Center’s permanent collection.
In addition to our special exhibition, Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad, our permanent exhibits, Escape! and Brothers of the Borderland, take visitors on an interactive journey presenting diverse accounts of courage, cooperation, and perseverance from 1830 to the end of the Civil War.