Oktoberfest Traffic Notices & Street Closures

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Oktoberfest Traffic Notices & Street Closures

Planning to visit this weekend? Please note that Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut. The museum is open and we look forward to welcoming you and festival goers to The Banks community for a weekend of activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati road closures and traffic information can be found here: https://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/getting_here/hours-and-directions

This Saturday, September 22, we are opening out doors free of charge to all  Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.

Emancipation Day: Our Future Is To Be Forever Free!

This Saturday we also join the statewide commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary emancipation proclamation to abolish slavery in 1862. Visitors can experience dramatic readings of the African American folktale The People Could Fly, participate in a conversation with the museum’s senior historian Carl Westmoreland, and join the screening of Civil War: The Untold Story.

12:00 p.m. Dramatic reading of The People Could Fly

1:00 p.m. A Conversation with Senior Historian, Carl Westmoreland

3:00 p.m. Civil War: The Untold Story film screening

Visitors to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center can also purchase tickets for MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU and The Rosa Parks Experience. MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Tickets are $10 per person. The Rosa Parks Experience is a virtual experience commemorating Parks’ historic demonstration, just four days before the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. Tickets are $5 per person.

See you this weekend!

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