Contact: Will Jones
Marketing and Communications Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Announces Updated Operating Hours
Museum Now Open Seven Days A Week Year Round
CINCINNATI, OH. (January 30, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced the museum will be open seven days a week year round beginning January, 28. The operating hours will remain Sunday – Monday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
“As we approach one of our busiest seasons, we want to ensure that all of our guests have the opportunity to visit the museum at their convenience”, says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President and COO, Dion Brown. “Access to our facility is key to our mission and continuing growth as we work tirelessly to keep our doors open to everyone throughout the year.”
The updated operating hours provide guests the opportunity to experience special programming such as the Freedom 55 program series, which includes screenings, book signings, lectures and musical performances commemorating the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer throughout 2019. Freedom Summer was a 1964 voter registration drive, also known as the Mississippi Summer project. The goal was to end the prevailing discriminatory and segregated voting system through increased voter registration of African Americans.
Guests can also see permanent and highlighted museum features including Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu (closing March 1), Rosa Parks Experience – via a virtual reality headset – and explore 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