- Ohio Valley History
- The Filson Historical Society and Cincinnati Museum Center
- Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2010
- pp. 104-105
- Additional Information
104 OHIO VALLEY HISTORY Announcements John L. Helm (1802-1867). THE FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Correction: Due to an editing error, an incorrect image of John L. Helm (1802-1867) appeared in the previous issue of Ohio Valley History (vol. 9, Winter 2009, p. 55 lower right). The editors apologize for this error. The correct image appears to the right. Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs will present the following tours this summer. If you are interested in signing up for one or more, please call 513-287-7031. Union Terminal in the 1940s Experience Union Terminal during the 1940s when the Rotunda was filled with service men and women departing for assignments during World War II. Visit the USO and the other amenities that the Terminal offered to soldiers. Learn about the era when swing was king with a presentation in the Newsreel Theater. Discover what was happening on the home front with an interpreted tour of the World War II exhibit. Meet the secretary for the President of Union Terminal as she takes you on a tour of their stylized Art Deco offices. Before you meet the train, enjoy in the original dining room, a 1940s-style lunch taken from an authentic Union Terminal menu. Thursday, July 1; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $40 Members; $45 Non-members Registration Deadline: June 23 ANNOUNCEMENTS SPRING 2010 105 Union Terminal Photo Shoot Attention photography enthusiasts! This is your opportunity to take pictures of Union Terminal after visiting hours. Capture photographs of areas not routinely open to the public such as the restored President’s Office, The Cincinnati and Losantiville Dining Rooms, and the original Men’s Lounge, now the Amtrak Waiting Room. Visit Tower A, once the main control tower for Cincinnati Union Terminal where the Train Director managed all incoming and outgoing trains. Also, the balcony will be available for shooting the Grand Rotunda. Sunday, August 22; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $25 Member; $30 Non-members Registration Deadline: August 17 Starry, Starry Night View the summer sky through the world’s oldest operational telescope at the Cincinnati Observatory, the birthplace of American astronomy. Enjoy the evening with wine and cheese and learn why President John Quincy Adams laid the Observatory’s original cornerstone on Mt. Adams in 1843, and why the Observatory was moved to its present site in 1873. On a tour of this National Historic Landmark, discover how nineteenth-century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather prediction was achieved. Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $30 members; $35 non-members Registration Deadline: August 18 ...