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UC, Cincinnati Museum Center Sponsor
Bicentennial-Inspired Series

Date: Oct. 2, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

The Ohio bicentennial and Cincinnati regional history will dominate the agenda for this year's Cincinnati Seminar on the City series, organized by the University of Cincinnati Department of History and the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

The eight-month series will host speakers who will explore the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, Cincinnati abolitionism, the development of Cincinnati's large department stores and Cincinnati historic preservation, as well as Ohio's 200th birthday.

One of the highlights will be a bicentennial program featuring historian James O. Horton on April 10, 2003. UC and Cincinnati Museum Center will join with Ohio State University and the Ohio Humanities Council in presenting Horton, professor of history at George Washington University. He will discuss "1803 Ohio: Culture, Contact, European Settlement and the Road to Freedom."

The series' final lecturer, David Blight, ties into the Cincinnati Museum Center's upcoming Ohio Bicentennial exhibit, "Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit" (April-Sept. 1, 2003). Blight will speak on slavery and the Civil War in American memory on May 8.

The Cincinnati Seminar on the City is free and open to the public. All lectures are held on Thursdays between October 2002 and May 2003, and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Reakirt Auditorium at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.

For those who pay a $10 annual membership ($5 for Cincinnati Museum Center members and graduate students), notes from each speaker are available. Members are also eligible to attend dinner prior to the lecture. Dinner reservations cost an additional $22 per dinner. Information: Ruby Rogers at (513) 287-7080.

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