1940s Day at Cincinnati Museum Center

1940s Day couple at the Union Terminal fountain

1940s Day returns home!

Turn back the clock and head to Union Terminal on August 10, 2019 to celebrate the 1940s, a time when Union Terminal served as a transit hub and friendly respite for thousands of soldiers and families.

Celebrating "welcome home" at 1940s Day

It’s a fitting time for to celebrate “returning home”. They’ll celebrate the first 1940s Day back at Union Terminal (after a long restoration project) as well as the era when WWII soldiers returned home.

Soldier saluting in the Union Terminal Rotunda

Vintage Cars, a Fly Over, and Tours

Folks of all ages will enjoy the Vintage Vehicle Showcase in front of Union Terminal (weather permitting), the Cincy Warbirds Flyover (1:15pm, weather permitting), and the free Rotunda Tours (1pm, 2pm, and 3pm). You can also take a tour of the Holocaust and Humanity Center at 2pm.

Discussions and Presentations

Sit back and enjoy many talks and presentations including: The History of Codebreaking During WWII, a Japanese Internment Camp Testimonial, a Holocaust Survivor Testimonial from Dr. Renate Neeman, and a Darby’s Rangers Talk.

The theater at Union Terminal

Lots of Period Music and Dancing

Wear your dancing shows! Dance lessons will take place in the Cincinnati Dining Room (12:30-1pm). Take part in a Costume Contest in the Mallory Gallery (2-3:30pm). They’ll also have a Vintage Beauties Q&A at 3:30pm.

Dance contests at 1940s Day

Enjoy live music from Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys (11:15am-12pm), Danielle’s Melodies (12:15-1pm), The Queen City Sisters (1-1:45pm) – all in the Mallory Gallery. The P&G Big Band will play in the Cincinnati Dining Room, 1-4pm.

They’ll even have multiple vendors and other participants set up throughout the event including Casablanca Vintage, Honor Flight Tri-State, Tuskegee Airmen, Tri-State Warbird Museum, and many more!

1940s Day at Union Terminal happens on August 10, 2019
The event is free for Cincinnati Museum Center Members or included with a Discovery Ticket; Veterans get in free to 1940s Day on August 10, 2019.

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