Contact: Will Jones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Open Mondays in May
School Tour Traffic Provides Additional Hours for Public Visits
CINCINNATI, OH (May 1, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is open on Mondays throughout the month of May from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The additional hours of operation are needed to accommodate the demand for school group visits. More than 10,000 students will visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in May.
“We have entered the most exciting time of the year for our education and interpretation departments,” says Richard Cooper, Director of Museum Experiences. “Our staff, docents and volunteers have prepared for the increased traffic and increased hours. When you have a team that believes in and embodies the mission of your institution it shows – and we do.”
The additional hours for school groups provide opportunities for the general public to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Mondays and explore Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, The Rosa Parks Experience, and the Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab.
For more information about exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.