The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center To Host “Freedom After Five”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, OH (October 9, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today that the museum will offer extended hours and a discount of $5.00 per person in conjunction with the BLINK Festival Friday, October 13 for Freedom After Five from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
BLINK is a four-day festival created by Brave Berlin, Agar, ArtWorks, the Haile Foundation and managed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber that incorporates light, art and projection mapping throughout downtown Cincinnati. Beginning at dusk BLINK will blend cutting-edge lighting and projection technology, Cincinnati’s historic and contemporary architecture, and the inspiration of local and international artists into a reinvention of the city’s urban landscape. The festival begins on The Banks at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and follows the 20-block route of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar, ending at the Findlay Market.
“We are thrilled that BLINK has selected the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as an anchor to bring their idea of being a “future city” to light,” says Christopher Miller, Manager Program Initiatives. “This will be an amazing evening for guests who may not be able to visit during our regular hours and enjoy a wonderful museum experience along with the festivities BLINK will have going on.”
In addition to the extended hours and discount admission, The Michael Cruise Quintet will perform during the evening on the second floor with light-fare and refreshments. The Michael Cruse Quintet consists of four graduates from the University of Cincinnati, who have performed around the city at various events including this year’s Opera Goes to Church. This engaging cultural experience will be curated by Lex Nicole.
Freedom After Five is Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom. Admission is $5.00 per person. 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.