National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Open on Mondays in May
CINCINNATI, OH. (May 3, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will open on Mondays throughout the month of May, including Memorial Day, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The additional hours of operation will accommodate the demand for school groups. More than 9,000 students will visit the museum in May.
“Group tour season is upon us, offering educational experiences for our youth,” says Dion Brown, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “We are prepared and look forward to welcoming student groups as they experience our one-of-a-kind institution this month.”
Students from across the region will visit the museum throughout the month, as well as students from Germany, Canada and New York.
The additional operating hours also provide opportunities for the general public to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Mondays and explore Confederate Currency: The Color of Money, Confederate Memory: Symbolism, Controversy and Legacy, 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 THE 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.