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96 OHIO VALLEY HISTORY Exhibit documents half-century of work by Cincinnati Preservation Association Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together Saving Places C incinnati’s rich architectural history includes breweries, theaters, historic homes, entire neighborhoods and art deco buildings like Union Terminal and Carew Tower. While some buildings have succumbed to disrepair and the wrecking ball, many others still stand, some dating back two centuries, thanks in large part to the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together Saving Places shares the history of the Cincinnati Preservation Association and the many sites it has worked to save. Started by three women in 1964 as the Miami Purchase Association in hopes of preserving Native American lands and early settlements in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Preservation Association grew to become an organization that has helped save historic sites, buildings and neighborhoods. This exhibit features stories of the buildings they saved and those sadly lost despite their passionate efforts. This fascinating exhibit featuring building models, blueprints and other artifacts will be open through April 2015 at Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information visit or call (513) 287-7000. Announcements ANNOUNCEMENTS WINTER 2014 97 Unwrap The History of Ancient Peoples, Medicine and Anatomy Mummies of the World The voices of the past continue to tell stories, often through letters, diaries and photographs. Yet the bodies left behind can tell anthropologists, historians and scientists just as much. Working together, experts can get a rare glimpse into ancient societies through mummies and the rituals and processes used in their creation. Mummies of theWorld takes you on a fascinating journey around the world and shares the stories that mummies from Egypt, Hungary, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain and even the United States still have to tell. The largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, Mummies of the World showcases a collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. From Egyptian mummies and shrunken heads to mummified cats and bodies intentionally mummified to show arteries, veins, muscles and organs for studying human anatomy, this collection will show you mummies in ways you’ve never experienced before. Mummies of the World is open at Cincinnati Museum Center through April 26. For more information, visit or call (513) 287-7000. ANNOUNCEMENTS 98 OHIO VALLEY HISTORY Exhibit Shares Local Stories of Hope, Despair and Loss During the Holocaust Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later Auschwitz has become synonymous with the Holocaust and serves as a symbol of man’s inhumanity to fellow man. But amongst the horrors of Auschwitz are stories of hope and strength. Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by giving voice to the survivors, victims, bystanders and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Using never before seen artifacts and the testimonials of survivors Bella Ouziel and Werner Coppel, both of Cincinnati, this powerful exhibit is a stark warning and call to action for those today to stand up against injustice, inhumanity and genocide. Curated by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, featuring the Steven F. Cassidy Collection and designed and fabricated by Cincinnati Museum Center, Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later examines the history of the most notorious concentration camp of the Holocaust. Of the 1.3 million men, women and children who arrived at Auschwitz at prisoners, 1.1 million perished in genocide on an industrial scale. Yet amid despair, there was also hope. As families were torn apart, new families formed inside camps. People imprisoned in the camp for their faith relied on it for the strength to survive. Over 100 artifacts tell these stories and more in this powerful exhibition. Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later opens January 30 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For more information visit or call (513) 333-7500. ANNOUNCEMENTS WINTER 2014 99 IHS Announces Creation of Indiana LGBT Collecting Initiative The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is pleased to introduce its Indiana LGBT Collecting Initiative, designed to collect, preserve and make accessible archival material that documents the rich history, tradition and culture of Indiana’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community...