Now that I've been at the Freedom Center for almost a year, regaling you with exciting behind-the-scenes tales of collections and exhibits, it's time to introduce myself.
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Special Museum Tours of the Nelson Mandela Exhibit with photojournalist Matthew Willman
Free with general admission
Noon - 3 p.m.
Photojournalist Matthew Willman will lead special tours of the Nelson Mandela Exhibit from noon to 3 p.m. Tour groups will meet in the lobby of the Freedom Center. Tours will be limited to the first 10 people that sign-up at the guest services kiosk, located in the lobby.
Sponsored by P&G
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Red Carpet Movie Event - Walesa: Man of Hope
Price: $30 for members, $50 general public
5:30 -7:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Reception
The reception will include food, a cash bar and the opening of the two Photographic Exhibits on Nelson Mandela:
“OK, so who are the most important people at the Freedom Center?” I asked the Youth Docents. We were doing a training on communication and customer service, and to be honest the answer I was fishing for was “visitors.” The first answer I got, however, was an important reminder.
Creating an Online Exhibit
Someone recently asked me “how do you create exhibits at the Freedom Center?” Well, every exhibit is slightly different, but I can tell you how we created our new online exhibit, Cincinnati’s Soldiers: Men and Women in the First World War.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Mayerson JCC to present a traveling exhibit on historic and modern day slavery in time for the Passover holiday.Slavery, both historic and modern day, is explored through artwork, short videos, lectures and films. This ground-breaking mutli-media exhibit features art through the ages, and is open to the public for the first time at the Mayerson JCC.In partnership with Mayerson JCC, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.