July 8, 2011
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Cincinnati Museum Center offers free Insights programs
Ancient Egyptian bugs on July 21 and screening of Ohio River swim film July 22
CINCINNATI –This month, we’re offering insight through back-to-back events at Cincinnati Museum Center.
July 21- Ancient Egyptian Entomology
Gene Kritsky joins us from the department of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph to make you think about ancient Egypt in a much different kind of way. What kinds of insects inhabited Cleopatra’s ancient world? Discover the creepy, crawly side of ancient Egypt during his lecture, Ancient Egyptian Entomology on Thursday, July 21. This free lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Reakirt Auditorium.
July 22- Wider than the River film screening
On Friday, July 22 we’re screening the documentary Wider than the River, which is sure to inspire you. In the film, Mimi Hughes, swimmer, teacher and activist, sets off to swim the length of the Ohio River in support of education and life skills for women and girls. To reach her goal, she must swim 20 miles a day, 6 days a week for 57 days – totaling 981 miles. You’ll get the chance to meet Mimi and purchase the DVD, of which 50% of sales will be donated to organizations that support women and girls educations and life skills. It all takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Reakirt Auditorium. For more information on Mimi and the Ohio River swim, visit www.womenacrosstheworld.com.
Cincinnati Museum Center’s Insights Lecture Series is designed to make you think, spark dialogue and inspire you. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org or call (513) 287-7000. Cincinnati Museum Center is located at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Parking after 4:30 p.m. is $4 per vehicle.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized as Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the county, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.