2013 Annual Report July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Cincinnati Museum Center looking at what’s inside Vision Mission Cincinnati Museum Center will be known for its commitment to understanding the richness of our past, present and future by providing world-class learning experiences for children and adults. Cincinnati Museum Center inspires people of all ages to learn more about our world through science; regional history; and educational, engaging and meaningful experiences. Profile Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include: Cincinnati History Museum Cincinnati History Library & Archives Duke Energy Children’s Museum Museum of Natural History & Science Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.3 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, In 2009, Cincinnati Museum Center received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. The award, given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, recognizes institutions for extraordinary civic, educational, environmental, economic, and social contributions to their communities. Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, teacher professional development programs, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. In addition, Museum Center has been working with our collaborative partner, the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, to protect Richard & Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System for more than 50 years. The Preserve is the largest privately-owned protected natural area in Ohio at 16,000 acres. It provides critical habitat for more than 100 rare plant and animal species. The Eulett Center is Museum Center’s research and education facility at The Preserve. It has increased staff research capabilities, greatly expanded opportunities for educational programming and has enhanced The Preserve’s relationship with the Adams County community. Cincinnati Museum Center is one of only 16 museums in the United States to receive both the Institute of Museum & Library Services National Medal and American Alliance of Museums Accreditation (2012). Smithsonian Affiliations facilitate a two-way relationship with the Smithsonian Institution to inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. Photographs by Sarah Brancato. Pg. 5 Strong Roots for STEM Learning Pg. 6 Putting Energy to the Test Pg. 8 The Egg Drop Project Pg. 10 On the Cutting Edge Pg. 14 More than a Film Pg. 16 Unearthing Buried Treasure Pg. 20 Bringing the World to Cincinnati Pg. 24 The Marriage of Art and Science Pg. 26 Community Connections Pg. 28 Making a Difference for Youth, Year after Year. Pg. 30 Play Time = STEM Time Pg. 32 Turning Union Terminal into a Concert Hall Pg. 34 Lasting Impressions: In Memoriam Pg. 38 STEM: Not Just Now, But in the Past Pg. 42 National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Board Chair Trustees Emeriti Trustees Francie S. Hiltz Civic Leader Phillip J. Castellini Chief Operations Officer, Cincinnati Reds Dr. Compton Allyn Past Chair Martiné R. Dunn Attorney at Law, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Helen C. Black Otto M. Budig, Jr. President, Budco Group, Inc. James C. Ellerhorst Office Managing Partner, Deloitte Catharine W. Chapman Vice Chair Susan B. Esler VP & Chief H.R. & Communications Officer , Ashland Inc. John Q. Baumann President and CEO, Ampac David E. Foxx Chief Executive Officer, d.e. Foxx & Associates John F. Crowley Robert L. Fregolle, Jr. Global Customer Business Development Officer Procter & Gamble John Diehl Vice Chair Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Vice Chair Cynthia Walker Kenny Owner, Cynthia Kenny Creative Vice Chair Reverend Damon Lynch, Jr. Pastor, New Jerusalem Baptist Church Vice Chair John M. Tew, Jr., M.D. Prof. of Neurosurgery, The Mayfield Clinic, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute David L. Hausrath Retired Sr. VP & General Counsel, Ashland Inc. Benjamin L. Bethell Hazeleen P. Brewster Frank Corbin Martiné R. Dunn Theodore H. Emmerich Jane Garvey Priscilla G. Haffner Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Timothy E. Hoberg Allison H. Kropp Attorney at Law, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Gregory B. Kenny Gary Z. Lindgren Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee Kenneth W. Lowe James J. Johnson Robert D. Lindner, Jr. Craig F. Maier John E. Pepper, Jr. Retired Chairman & CEO, Procter & Gamble ; Honorary Co-Chairman, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; Retired Chairman, The Walt Disney Co. Jennifer P. Mooney Mary Zalla CEO, Landor Associates Treasurer Thomas H. Quinn, Jr. President, Bardes Corporation H.C. Buck Niehoff Johnna Reeder VP, Community Relations & Economic Development, Duke Energy John A. O’Steen Secretary Edward D. Diller Partner-in-Charge, Cincinnati Office, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP President and CEO Douglass W. McDonald President and CEO, Cincinnati Museum Center General Counsel George H. Vincent Managing Partner, Dinsmore and Shohl LLP Edwin J. Rigaud Co-Director, Taft Business Consulting LLC; President & CEO, Enova Premier LLC George H. Musekamp, III Valerie L. Newell Robert W. Olson Jack W. Partridge John Weld Peck George H. Perbix Yvonne C. Robertson Civic Leader Carole T. Rigaud Matthew A. Sheakley President, The Sheakley Group George A. Schaefer, Jr. William C. Portman, III John A. Ruthven Gratefully, Elizabeth Y. Schiff Michael O. Stough Ronald Tysoe Judith K. Stein, M.D. Civic Leader Dean Windgassen Anne Drackett Thomas Civic Leader Directors Emeriti Kevin Ward President, Western Ohio, Chase Bank As an institution, Museum Center is always aware of how decisions affect our relationship with you. Being good stewards of your time, talent and treasure is one way to show that we value you. We are proud to report that we didn’t just balance the budget this fiscal year; we ended with a surplus. We invite you to see how YOU are making a difference. Your involvement truly enables us to inspire people of all ages to learn more about our world. Thank you! Dr. O’dell M. Owens David C. Phillips Albert W. Vontz III Co-Chairman, Heidelberg Distributing Company 2 Daniel Meyer J. Scott Robertson Chairman, RCF Group Keith P. Spiller Partner, Executive Committee Member, Thompson Hine LLP As we considered what accomplishments to highlight in this report, we decided to focus on how Museum Center advances learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is a hot topic these days because it affects all of us. Yes, we need to prepare more STEM workers for the 21st century economy, from preschool children through college interns. We must also develop STEM-literate citizens of all ages, able to make wise decisions about the future of our region, our nation and our world. Alice H. Lytle Cortland J. Meader Steven C. Steinman Chairman & CEO, Sims-Lohman Where learning springs to life! This phrase captures our common purpose. Together we strive to create meaningful experiences, inspiration and lasting memories for all throughout Museum Center. You are an important part of that teamwork! John W. Hauck Phillip C. Long Director Emeritus, Taft Museum of Art Vice Chair You – and other loyal friends – are the reason we are celebrating another successful year. Without tremendous support from our donors, volunteers, members and community, Cincinnati Museum Center could not make so many learning opportunities happen every day. Francis G. Davis Carrie K. Hayden Civic Leader Mitchel D. Livingston, Ph.D. VP Student Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, Emeritus, UC Dear Friends, Phillip Cox DeVere Burt Douglass W. McDonald, President and CEO, and Francie S. Hiltz, Board Chair, check out the 1930s phone in the historic Harold C. Schott Union Terminal President’s Office. Douglass W. McDonald President and CEO Francie S. Hiltz Chair, Board of Trustees Dr. John Fleming Dr. Gale Peterson Photograph by Sarah Brancato. 3 Children’s Museum Advisory Board Cincinnati History Advisory Board Natural History Advisory Board President’s African American Advisory Council Allison Hiltz Kropp, Chair David Hausrath, Chair Henry Alexander Claudia Abercrumbie Brad Arnett Hazeleen Brewster Bob Bergstein Amin Akbar Alison Bushman Edward D. Diller Helen Black Donna Jones Baker Stephanie Byrd Ashley L. Ford David Bohl Cynthia Booth Vicki Calonge J. Franklin Hall DeVere E. Burt DeAsa Brown Jason M. Farler, CFA Jeff Hinebaugh Brian Carley Calvin Harper Shawn Gilreath Timothy E. Hoberg Catharine W. Chapman Roderick D. Hinton Consuelo W. Harris Thomas E. Huenefeld Stanley Hedeen Myron Hughes Brett Heekin Eric Jackson Dr. Jay A. Johannigman Eric Jackson Willie Hill Phillip Long Gene Kritsky Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney Julie Hoffman Ed Loyd Steve Love Robert Killins Peter Horton Gale E. Peterson David Meyer William J. Madison Jenny C. Laster Todd M. Schild Kevin Pape William Mallory Tina R. Macon Judith Spraul-Schmidt Nilesh Patel Mona Harrison Morrow Mark McAndrew Merrie Stewart Stillpass John A. Ruthven Monica Posey Elsira (Elsie) Pina Tony Strike Keith Spiller Gwen Robinson Robert C. Roberts Robert Vitz Judith K. Stein, M.D. Sean Rugless Matt Sheakley Jennifer Walke Steve Steinman Chris Smitherman Lamont Taylor Richard Wilhelm John M. Tew, M.D Dwight Tillery Robin Wilson Carla Walker Donna Zaring Janice Walker David Weaver Dan Yount Strong Roots for STEM Learning With three museums, special exhibits, nature preserve, history library & archives and OMNIMAX theater, we are meeting our community’s need for STEM education as only we can. ® So what is STEM anyway? First, it’s more than one of – or even the sum of – its parts: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education takes these four areas and applies them to real-world problem solving and innovation. It centers on projects that cross disciplines. To design possible solutions, STEM learners work together, developing the analytical and creative skills they need to succeed in today’s economy. Those skills are good for everyone. Our informal environment is ideal for sparking interest and curiosity about STEMrelated ideas. As a multi-museum complex, we offer more options for self-directed, hands-on learning than any other place in our region. We help people of all ages explore, wonder and think about our world in new ways. Sometimes, in gaining more insights about STEM topics, visitors also discover more about themselves! 4 Photographs by Michael E. Keating and Sarah Brancato. 5 Hands-on Discovery in the LITE Lab makes STEM learning fun for students and visitors of all ages. Putting Energy to the Test The LITE Lab stands for Learning, Innovation, Technology and Education. It’s the place to go for fun and firsthand experiences in creativity and problem solving – the tools of real scientists and innovators. Take Fantastic Physics, for instance. This LITE Lab STEM Experience is tailored to meet state educational standards for fourth through twelfth graders. It lets students experiment on their own, offering multiple stations for small group engagement. Examples of stations include Create an Anti-gravity Fluid, Explore Nanoscience Applications, and Engineer a Tabletop Trebuchet (a medieval artillery machine used to throw objects at the enemy). Students don’t just build a small-scale version of the trebuchet. Through measuring the machine’s distance, energy and force, the project raises a modern-day question: How do different designs affect the outcome? “ Museum Center provides Duke Energy with an ideal venue to share important messages about energy efficiency, the environment and economic development. We are delighted with our partnership because it enables us to reach customers in an engaging way. ” - Karen Monday, Vice President, Foundation & Business Management, Duke Energy But you don’t have to be on a school visit to enjoy the LITE Lab. Anyone can come! Some of our visitors’ favorite challenges are part of a unique “content partnership” between Museum Center and Duke Energy. Duke Energy has worked closely with us to develop the Duke E-Squares Program, sharing the latest information from their industry with Museum Center staff –and through the program, with our visitors. Through inquiry-based, hands-on activities in the LITE Lab and on the museum floor, anyone can explore how the Duke Energy “4-Es” (Education, Environment, Energy-Efficiency and Economic Development) impact our world. Learn how to make energy using the sun, wind, water or steam—and experiment with different ways to do it more effectively. Discover how people’s everyday actions can make a difference in the environment. Figure out your “carbon footprint” and then investigate how to reduce it. What can you do differently to become part of the solution? Left: Students hone their innovation and problem-solving skills in the LITE Lab, “experiment central” in the Museum of Natural History & Science. 6 Photographs by Michael E. Keating and Sarah Brancato. 7 The Egg Drop Project: Anonymous (3) Romola N. Allen Mrs. Charles Wm. Anness Mr. & Mrs. David T. Bohl Mrs. Lela C. Brown Mrs. Walter M. Chapman Mrs. Caroline H. Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Everingham Mr. & Mrs. W. Roger Fry Jane Garvey & John Lanier Mrs. Philip O. Geier, Jr. Mr. James D. Geier & Mr. Gregory Smith Mr. & Mrs. Chas Goering Priscilla Garrison Haffner Timothy E. Hoberg & Caryl A. Yzenbaard Mrs. Margot Jacobs Linda Busken & Andrew MacAoidh Jergens Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Jolson Mr. Lawrence A. Leser Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Lindner, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Lindner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David C. Lindner Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Lindner Dr. & Mrs. James D. Lytle Mr. & Mrs. John P. March Mrs. Debra R. McMillan-Ash & Mr. William F. Ash Bonnie & Dan Meyer Mrs. Arthur E. Motch, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Keith A. Murrell Valerie L. Newell & Timothy A. Smith Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Buck Niehoff Mr. & Mrs. John A. O’Steen Mr. & Mrs. George H. Perbix Wym & Jan Portman Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Rigaud, Jr. Cynthia S. Robertson Mr. John A. Ruthven Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Skidmore Mr. & Mrs. Steven C. Steinman Dr. & Mrs. John M. Tew, Jr. Dr. Jerry W. Warner Sonja A. Wilson Mr. Dean L. Windgassen & Ms. Susan G. Stanton Jo Ann F. Withrow Mr. & Mrs. Craig S. Young Museum Center, part of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, helps schools and corporate engineers come together. suggests the Egg Drop experience “argues for a shift in pedagogy here at Silverton.” In short, Museum Center’s approach to STEM could change not just individual students’ interests but even how schools go about teaching! Our day at Museum Center provided an exemplary model for y feels like and sounds like. what STEM learning looks like, Several days later, eighth graders from Hughes STEM High School repeated the exercise. Both times you could feel the tension as each group watched their carefully engineered package fall. Then excited cheers resounded whenever a carefully unwrapped bundle revealed the precious cargo was safe. Next came time for some critical thinking. Museum staff, teachers and a Toyota engineer joined forces to get students talking about what they had learned. Afterwards, students also spent several hours exploring the Museum of Natural History & Science to sample its many informal, hands-on learning options. Photograph by Regina Hall ” - Linda Johnson-Towles, Community/Museum Resource Center Coordinator, Silverton Paideia Academy Before the crucial experiment, Toyota engineers Nicole Salimi and Restie Corpuz had visited the school, asking key questions to spark students’ curiosity and excitement. Then, working in small teams, students decided how to use their supplies. The goal? Keep a raw egg from breaking when dropped from 25 feet up! Investor Clubs are associations of the $1,000+ donors who take special interest in events and programming related to the Cincinnati History Museum and Cincinnati History Library & Archives (1788 Club), the Museum of Natural History & Science (Hopewell Council), the Duke Energy Children’s Museum (Tree House Club) and in igniting curiosity in the next generation (Grandparents Club). 8 On May 24th sixth graders from Silverton Paideia Academy tested their problem solving, creativity and design skills in Union Terminal’s Rotunda. The United States needs more STEM professionals, and that means improving STEM education. We also know middle school is a critical time to capture the interest of students and build their confidence in STEM learning. “ ^ Indicates donor has recently passed away. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (513) 287-7074. It wasn’t your usual school day. So that’s what our STEM experiences are designed to do. According to Linda Johnson-Towles from Silverton Paideia Academy, Museum Center is making a difference. Johnson-Towles notes how the project used “active learning” to engage students and “an informal setting outside the school,” adding depth to their classroom experience. She even “ To meet the anticipated needs of business and industry, the U.S. must double the number of STEM bachelor’s degrees from about 200,000 now to 400,000 annually by 2020. ” - The Business and Industry STEM Education Coalition (2012) 9 On the Cutting Edge Naturalists at the open-air classroom Edge of Appalachia use a living, to deliver award-winning STEM education. “Wow! Look what I found!” It’s the excitement of school children discovering some of nature’s secrets. What better place to do it than the region’s largest and most unique preserve. For 25 years, the Edge of Appalachia naturalists have served the Ohio Valley and Manchester school districts in Adams County. This year the Board of Governors of the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center honored The Edge for “commitment and service to our schools.” Annually Director Chris Bedel and his team reach 1,800 students, helping them experience nature firsthand and personally observe how it works. Adams County students start coming as fourth graders. Their first task: Learn to design and conduct a simple scientific experiment using a pond community. Hands-on activities teach students to identify animal habitats and use the proper tools to collect simple data. Then they write a short report on their findings. The class also hikes through the forest, learning about different tree characteristics and how to identify plants. Then lessons continue during the winter, with the naturalists coming to the students’ schools. In the spring, students and their teachers head out to their “living” classroom again. Each year through seventh grade, students return to The Edge, building on what they studied the year before. They experience key aspects of ecology, water systems and conservation. They even follow a “geology compass course” to find out what makes the Preserve’s geology, plants and wildlife so unique. While hunting fossils, they also uncover what can lead to extinction. “ What students encounter at The Edge cannot be found in textbooks or online, as The Preserve is the most biologically rich area in the state of Ohio. It’s the perfect land lab. 10 ” - Karen Young, Coordinator of Gifted (Retired), Adams County/Ohio Valley School District Chris Bedel Eric Davenport Mark Zioba Preserve Director Chief Naturalist Ecological Manager 11 Annual Fund and Mission Support $1,000,000 and up Anonymous $100,000-$999,999 City of Cincinnati The Duke Energy Foundation Lucile & Richard Durrell Special Fund II * Great American Insurance Group Taxpayers of Hamilton County The John Hauck Foundation Paul C. Keidel Revocable Trust The PNC Foundation Robert & Adele Schiff Family Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation Francie & Tom Hiltz The State of Ohio Procter & Gamble * $50,000-$99,999 The Andrew Jergens Foundation Cincinnati Bell Lucile & Richard Durrell Special Fund III * The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr.,/U.S. Bank Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Hauser The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati The Dorothy M. M. Kersten Trust Time Warner Cable Jo Ann F. Withrow Mr. John B. Goering Mr. & Mrs. Gary Greenberg Priscilla Garrison Haffner Timothy E. Hoberg & Caryl A. Yzenbaard James T. & Ellen M. Hatfield Memorial Trust Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc. Kinstler Family Revocable Trust Florence and Ron Koetters Mrs. Andrea Levenson Lewis & Marjorie Daniel Foundation Lola Louise Bonnell Trust Louise Taft Semple Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Douglass W. McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McDonald Ohio Casualty Foundation Ohio National Financial Services Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Oliver Paycor, Inc. Francie & John Pepper * John D. Rice, in honor of Jo Ann Rice Richard F. Schaengold Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust Dr. George P. Rizzi Mr. & Mrs. J. Scott Robertson Mr. & Mrs. Jack T. Rouse* A.T. Folger, Jr. - Lowe Simpson Fund |P Jeremy F. Simpson Mr. & Mrs. Steven C. Steinman John McNeil Tate ^ Trust John & Susan Tew - Museum Center Fund UBS Validex Employment Screening Services Mr. & Mrs. George H. Vincent Mr. & Mrs. Eric B. Yeiser $25,000-$49,999 $5,000-$9,999 Archdiocese of Cincinnati Ashland Inc. Advised Fund * Mrs. Lela C. Brown Otto M. Budig, Jr. Anonymous (2) Dr. & Mrs. Compton Allyn Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Beech Acres Parenting Center Best Buy Foundation Catholic Health Partners Charles & Ruth Seligman Family Foundation, Inc. Chemed Corporation Coca-Cola Bottling Company Convergys Corporation The Corbett Foundation Digital Media Group, Inc. Friedlander Family Fund Frederick A. & Juliet Esselborn Geier Memorial Fund* Mr. & Mrs. R. Keith Harrison, Jr. David & Debra Hausrath Heidelberg Distributing Company Helen B. Vogel Trust Israel Ministry of Tourism The Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust Mr. & Mrs. Gregory B. Kenny Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Lindner Mr. Joe Mendelsohn III The Midland Company Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Keith A. Murrell * Malcolm & Ruth Myers Family Fund * Valerie L. Newell & Timothy A. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Olson Mr. & Mrs. George H. Perbix Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Pichler * Ridgeway Foundation Saint Xavier Church Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Schwoeppe The Sheakley Group of Companies Dr. Judith & Mr. Steven Stein Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Sullivan The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Social Innovation Fund The Diocese of Southern Ohio Frisch’s Restaurants Greater Cincinnati Water Works Robert W. & Isabel Yeatman Gwinner Fund * Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Lindner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John A. O’Steen SC Ministry Foundation Anne Drackett Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Tysoe University of Cincinnati Mr. & Mrs. Albert W. Vontz III Xavier University $10,000-$24,999 Anonymous Fund * Mrs. Charles Wm. Anness Association of Children’s Museums Banfield Pet Hospital Bartlett & Co. Rosemary H. & Frank Bloom Special Fund * Mr. & Mrs. David T. Bohl Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Castellini Charles H. Dater Foundation Cincinnati Museum Center Guests (Gifts to the Wishing Well) Mr. Wilbur Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Edward D. Diller Bill & Carol Eckerle Harry & Linda Fath Fifth Third Foundation Ashley & Bobbie Ford Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Fregolle, Jr. William A. Friedlander Fund #2 * glaserworks 12 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David W. Warner Welchwood Foundation, Inc. The Willard & Jean Mulford Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation Wodecroft Foundation Woodward Trust $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous (4) Advance Pierre Foods Inc. AT&T August A. Rendigs, Jr. Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Q. Baumann Berenfield Containers, Inc. The Bill Muster Foundation E. Lucy Braun Endowment Fund * Building Healthy Lives Foundation Drs. John L. & Ruth C. Carter Edward & Susan Castleberry Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. CLH Foundation Corporex Companies Mr. & Mrs. Martiné R. Dunn Ms. Susan B. Esler & Mr. Steve Skibo ** Gallagher SKS GE Elfun Organization Mrs. Philip O. Geier, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin Hall Jeff & Erika Hinebaugh Mr. & Mrs. Lee Knose Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence A. Leser * Mr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Long Dr. & Mrs. James D. Lytle Mr. & Mrs. Timothy L. Mathile Bonnie & Dan Meyer Miller-Valentine Group Ms. Megan Murray & Mr. Joe Willke Mr. Bill Motto & Ms. Barbara Gould Ohio CAT Mr. & Mrs. James F. Orr Mrs. Dorothy A. Pandorf PNC Bank Wym & Jan Portman * R.C. Durr Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Randolph Mrs. George Rieveschl, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Rigaud Mr. & Mrs. David Rosenberg Ms. Melody Sawyer Richardson Rosemary & Mark Schlachter Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Skidmore Mr. & Mrs. David G. Smith Tom & Dee Stegman Sunny Delight Beverages Co. Bruce S. & Caroline C. Taylor Fund * The Warrington Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ward Mr. Dean L. Windgassen & Ms. Susan G. Stanton Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Wyler Ms. Mary E. Zalla $1,500-$2,499 Anonymous Fund * Albert B. Cord Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Alpaugh Dr. Diane S. Babcock Bernard & Pamela Barbash Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Troy Blackburn Ms. Elizabeth Brown, M.D. & Dr. Dwight R. Kulwin Mr. & Mrs. William P. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Campbell Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency Clever Crazes for Kids Creative Dimensions Mrs. Caroline H. Davidson Martha & Stuart Dornette Mr. & Mrs. David J. Duszynski Mr. & Mrs. James C. Ellerhorst Emerson Industrial Automation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Gene Gardner Shelly & Michael Gerson Sharon & Robert Gill Family Fund * Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gleason Ms. H. Drewry Gores & Mr. George H. Warrington Dr. Bruce Halpryn & Mr. Chas Riebe Cathy Hansel Wm G. & Mary Jane Helms Charitable Trust, Leonard A. Weakley, Jr., TEE Dr. Ching Ho & Mr. Stephan Keller Mr. & Mrs. David D. Hoguet John Leshy Fund for Adams County * Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Kamine Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kanter Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Kereiakes Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Kerstine Mr. Scott E. Knox & Mr. Raymond C. Pater Mr. & Mrs. S. George Kurz Mr. & Mrs. Polk Laffoon IV Mrs. Debra R. McMillan-Ash & Mr. William F. Ash Mr. & Mrs. Michael Oestreicher, Esq Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Quinn, Jr. Cynthia S. Robertson Mr. & Mrs. James E. Schwab Mr. & Mrs. Keith P. Spiller Ms. Elizabeth A. Stone * Success by Six Towne Properties, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Mark T. Tsuang, MD Carol & Robert Vidal Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Warm Dr. Susan G. Weinberg & Dr. Nolan L. Weinberg Mr. John H. White, Jr. Christie & Gregory Wolf Mr. David M. York $1,000-$1,499 Anonymous (3) Mr. & Mrs. J. Wickliffe Ach Romola N. Allen Andrew MacAoidh Jergens Fund * Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Barton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Bergman ** David & Elaine Billmire John & Mary Ann Boorn Mr. & Mrs. Elroy E. Bourgraf Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Bryan, II Burke, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bushman Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Castellini Cast-Fab Technologies Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John F. Cassidy Mrs. Walter M. Chapman Museum Center Guests (gifts to the Add-A-Dollar Campaign) Mr. & Ms. Michael L. Cioffi Ms. Diana Collins Mr. Charles Comins & Ms. Audrey Green-Comins Mr. & Mrs. C. Wesley Cowan Mr. & Mrs. David Dillon Anne G. & Robert W. Dorsey Duke Realty Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore H. Emmerich Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Erschell * Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Everingham Mr. & Mrs. Jason M. Farler, CFA Mr. & Mrs. Kurtis B. Finch Mr. & Mrs. David E. Foxx Dr. & Mrs. Harry F. Fry * Mr. James D. Geier & Mr. Gregory Smith Genji Fund * Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Giuliani Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Glover William H. & Jane A. Graver Ms. Consuelo W. Harris Mr. & Mrs. John W. Hayden Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Heimann, Sr. Mrs. Phyllis S. Hopple Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Huenefeld Mr. James J. Jenny Mr. James C. Johnson & Ms. Dale Cheek Dr. Candace Kendle & Mr. Christopher Bergen Tom & Tara Knipper Janet C. Kreider Mr. & Mrs. J. Brian Kropp Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lafkas Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Lindner III Mr. & Mrs. David C. Lindner Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Matlock Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Matlock II Cortland & Annette Meader Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Merten James A. Miller Mr. Michael H. Miller & Mr. Thomas E. Lawson Dave & Diane Moccia Mr. & Mrs. David L. Morgan Mrs. Arthur E. Motch, Jr. Dean & Catherine Moulas Neyer Properties James & Mary Nordlund Dr. Gale E. E. Peterson Mr. Harley V. Piltingsrud Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Preston Ms. Johnna Reeder Daniel & Beverly Reigle Robert A. & Marion K. Kennedy Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. William T. Robinson III Snowden & Marianne Rowe Rumpke Waste, Inc. Ruttle Design Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. George A. Schaefer, Jr. Mr. Thomas R. Schiff Mrs. Nancy L. Schlemmer Mr. Clifford R. Scholes & Mr. Peter Scholes Mr. & Mrs.^ James P. Schubert Doris J. Schurrenberger ^ Trust Marvin and Betsy Schwartz Fund * Mr. & Mrs. Matthew A. Sheakley Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Sibcy Mr. & Mrs. Morton Spitz Mrs. Joseph S. Stern, Sr. Ms. Elizabeth E. Stoehr Summertime Kids Fund * Mr. Brian A. Tippett & Dr. Aletha W. Tippett Margaret & Michael Valentine JoAnn & Paul Ward Dr. Jerry W. Warner Mrs. Harris K. Weston Mr. & Mrs. W. Joseph Williams, Jr. Sonja A. Wilson Edward Jay Wohlgemuth Woodward Family Charitable Foundation The Craig Young Family Foundation * $500-$999 Anonymous (2) 4C for Children Liz & Hank Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Ron Arlinghaus Bill Atkins Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Avril Dr. Judith C. Bausher & Dr. Herbert Y. Gilliam Mrs. Thomas S. Benjamin Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Bloch Ms. Eleanor A. Botts Mr. & Mrs. Albert L. Brown, Jr. Mr. Ralph R. Carruthers Cassidy Turley Cincinnati Union Bethel Communicating Arts Credit Union Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Connelly CSX Transportation Dr. & Mrs. Fuheid S. Daoud Dental Care Plus, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Paul L. Diamond Ms. Janice Ferguson & Mr. Don Angel The Honorable & Mrs. Richard H. Finan Flying Pig Marathon Dr. Christopher A. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Edward Foss, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Frost Mrs. Frances H. Goldman Mr. & Mrs. James Goldman Mr. & Mrs. T. Richard Halberstadt Ms. Margaret E. Hallas Hamilton County Juvenile Court Harry & Elsie Knighton Memorial Fund of the Scioto Foundation Mrs. Robert F. Hartkemeier Hewlett-Packard Co. Joan Portman Edge of Appalachia Education Fund * The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones Mr. John Keegan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Lippert * Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Maxwell Dr. Michael E. Miller & Dr. Chris Modrall Richard & Crescent Miller Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Dr. & Mrs. Richard Park Mr. & Mrs. Morris H. Passer George and Jean Perbix Fund * Mr. Bertie Ray II & Dr. Marcia Irving-Ray Safari Club International Recie & Jim Scott Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens and Granite Mr. & Mrs. John E. Stillpass Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP TechBrite United Maier Signs, Inc Ms. Hedda W. von Goeben Mr. & Mrs. William M. Weber Miss Mariam A. Zabel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Zemboch * Indicates a gift made via The Greater Cincinnati Foundation ** Indicates a gift made via Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund *** Indicates a gift made via Fifth Third Bank **** Indicates a gift made via PNC Bank ^ Indicates a donor has recently passed away List recognizes contributions made July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy.at (513) 287-7074. 13 More Than a Film “ With Flight of the Butterflies, Museum Center reached beyond the OMNIMAX® Theater, issuing a call to action that connected the Monarch butterfly to our STEM initiatives. The film’s an interconnected scientific adventure! It’s the true story of Dr. Fred Urquhart’s lifelong quest to solve a mystery: Where do Monarch butterflies go each winter? It’s about this species’ amazing migration. It takes four generations to complete the cycle—including a “Super Generation” that travels 2,000 kilometers, from the northern U.S. and southern Canada to the Transvolcanic mountains of central Mexico. We hear how Dr. Urquhart founded the Insect Migration Association in the 1950s, enlisting thousands of “citizen scientists” to help him tag butterflies’ wings and track the Monarchs’ journey. We also learn that Monarchs can’t survive without the milkweed plant. It’s the only place females lay their eggs and the only food Monarch caterpillars eat! This once plentiful plant is getting harder to find these days. So Museum Center decided to enlist a new generation of citizen scientists to solve this 21st century problem. And we used 21st century tools to make it happen! Through electronic media, we spread the word: Not Enough Milkweed = Less Monarch Caterpillar Food = Fewer Monarch Butterflies. We hosted events like Butterfly Fest and the #MonarchMania Twitter Party. We also partnered with the Krohn Conservatory to help get even more people involved. Plenty of people heard the call. We set an example by planting a butterfly garden at the Museum of Natural History & Science. And supplemented the movie with many activities, including packets of milkweed seeds for our citizen scientists to plant their own butterfly gardens. A local “mom blogger” reports on abirdandabean.com, “The kids each receive seed packets to plant milkweed, to help attract Monarch butterflies to your yard. (Mine, ages 3 and 5,) have asked me almost every single day since then if we can plant them yet, to help the butterflies….I think it made an impression.” ” Seeing the metamorphosis under the OMNIMAX®giant dome is amazing! - Bridgett Excerpts from “storifying” the #MonarchMania Twitter Party “ ” I LOVED the movie. My kids and I talked about it for days. “ - Erin ” Can’t wait to start my own garden! - Trenton The result? Increased awareness of an environmental need and the chance to see firsthand part of the Monarch miracle. STEM happening in backyards throughout the region! from top, clockwise: (1) Monarch Mania at entrance of Flight of the Butterflies. (2) Chalk art of Monarch butterfly at the top of the Union Terminal Fountain, created by Jesse Kramer. (3) Monarch Mania at the 2013 Opening Day Parade. (4) Temporary tattoos made their way throughout Cincinnati. (5) Volunteer artists creating butterfly face-painting kicked-off Monarch Mania in the Rotunda. 14 Photographs by Mike Howard, Jenna Kehrt, Hilairy Begley and Sarah Brancato. 15 Unearthing Buried Treasure Ohio Valley rich in fossils and artifacts Jane MacKnight David C. Conzett Senior Registrar Curator History Collections & Fine Art 16 Revealing Regional History Rich in fossils and prehistoric artifacts, the Ohio Valley yields scientific finds for Geier curators to share with the world. Question: What is Ohio’s state fossil? Answer: Isoletus Maximus, the genus of trilobites that lived in the shallow ocean covering most of Ohio from 451 to 444 million years ago, during the Ordovician. Now extinct, trilobites were part of a larger animal classification called Phylum Arthropoda, which includes crabs, lobsters, spiders, insects and other creatures living today. So what’s special about trilobites and Museum Center? You can see examples of trilobite fossils in museums all over the world, including our Museum of Natural History & Science, but the world’s largest and best collection of Upper Ordovician fossils, including trilobites, is at the Geier Research & Collections Center. It’s scientifically important. Scholars come from all over the world to study our invertebrate paleontology collection because of its scope and quality. “These amazing rocks include the North American Upper Ordovician Type Standard,” explains Curator Brenda Hunda, Ph.D.. “That means they’re the best examples known for this period, against which others are compared.” With 95% of our collection catalogued, they are also unusually accessible. Herman Mays Ph.D. Bob Genheimer M.A. Brenda Hunda Ph.D. Glenn W. Storrs Ph.D. Curator of Zoology George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology Curator of Invertibrate Paleontology Asst. VP for Collections & Research, Withrow Farney Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Museum Center’s unique resource continues to make important contributions to understanding Earth’s past. “For anyone studying Earth’s history 450 million years ago, the best paleontology for the Upper Ordovician Period of North America is in Cincinnati,” says Hunda. “That’s why our rocks are called the Cincinnatian Series!” The Cincinnati area is also a terrific place to investigate prehistoric Eastern Woodlands cultures. Since 2008, Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology, and his team (pictured below) have spent summer months at the Hahn Field Site in Anderson Township. And the rest of the year processing what they found! According to Genheimer, the Archaeology Collection’s greatest strength comes from excavations of late prehistoric Fort Ancient culture (A.D. 1000-1650). “The Fort Ancient people had large villages of 100 to 500 residents. We’ve uncovered evidence of their diet, cooking techniques, weaponry and housing. In July 2012, we began investigating earth ovens—in-ground pits where food was baked above fire-heated rocks. No thermostats. They learned how to use the insulating properties of the ground. Our site is a treasure trove of information on Cincinnati’s first true farmers!” Background Image: This slab of fossils from the Cincinnatian Series (Late Ordovician Period, ca. 450 million years ago) contains over 300 nearly complete Glyptocrnus crinoids. Bob Genheimer shows a Fort Ancient earth oven. 17 Legacy Society Planning for your future, providing for Museum Center’s tomorrow The Legacy Society recognizes in perpetuity Cincinnati Museum Center’s very special friends who have helped to secure our future when they planned their own. Donors of all income levels have named Museum Center as a beneficiary in their wills or trusts, made life-income gifts, or other deferred giving arrangements. 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Welti Mr. & Mrs. James Wheatley Mr. & Mrs. Craig Whistler Mr. John H. White, Jr. Sonja A. Wilson Wodecroft Foundation Ms. Carol A. Wolf & Ms. Jan Smith Mr. Jonathan Worstell Mr. & Mrs. Eric B. Yeiser Miss Mariam A. Zabel Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Zepf, II Lists as of June 30, 2013. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (513) 287-7074. 19 Bringing the World to Cincinnati Artifacts and Hebrew Union College connected in Dead Sea Scrolls History During the last 17 days of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, a special gift from Great American Insurance Group brought the best-preserved parchment manuscript of the Ten Commandments to Museum Center. The Israel Antiquities Authority only allows the Deuteronomy Scroll out of the country once a year because of the scroll’s universal importance, fragility and age. The circular “Scroll Table,” with carefully regulated climate and light control, contained the Dead Sea Scroll segments. A new set of ten segments replaced the first ten halfway through the exhibition. Before the Dead Sea Scrolls came to Cincinnati, only a handful of people knew much about their connection to Hebrew Union College (HUC). Now more than 100,000 people know the story! the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century. In 1947, Bedouin nomads had discovered the ancient fragments in caves near the Dead Sea. “ ” - Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, professor at San Diego State University and exhibition co-curator It’s part of Cincinnati Museum Center’s mission to inspire people of all ages to learn more about regional history. Museum Center staff partnered with key HUC faculty and administrators to tell visitors about Cincinnati’s unique and multi-layered connection to one of 20 While researching HUC’s historical connection to the scrolls, I discovered… that HUC President Nelson Glueck was involved in the Scrolls’ story almost from the moment they were discovered, even though his name rarely, if ever, appears in published accounts. Of all the laws presented in the Hebrew Bible, the most famous are the Ten Commandments. These precepts have influenced Judaism and Christianity for centuries, and comprise some of the most famous religious and ethical rules in the western world. “ The first link was the late Dr. Nelson Glueck, former president of HUC (1947-1971). Previously director of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, he helped Israel recover and authenticate some of the scrolls that nomads had sold to antiquities dealers. ” - Jason Kalman, Associate Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation, Hebrew Union College, Special Exhibit Partner The second link was forged in 1969. HUC raised $10,000 to obtain the first “security copy” of the Dead Sea Scrolls, promising not to tell others. By 1989, the secret had leaked out. Scholars around the world wanted to see the photographic negatives and prints but were denied access. (These negatives were on public display at Museum Center for the first time!) Forty years after the Scrolls’ discovery, scholars like HUC Professor Dr. Ben Zion Wacholder were still waiting to study the texts. Meanwhile, Wacholder learned about a Scrolls concordance and in 1988 was allowed to make a copy, with no restrictions. Using an early Macintosh computer – also part of Museum Center’s display – Wacholder and his research assistant, Martin Abegg, were able to assemble the actual Scrolls text. “After entering every entry with its corresponding reference into a data base, I programmed the computer to sort the material by manuscript, fragment column and line number. I then wrote a program to recognize overlapping phrases in each line and to perform the ‘cut and paste’ job,” explained Abegg in 1991. That’s the third link. HUC was instrumental in releasing some of the Scrolls texts so that scholars everywhere could study them. The Israel Antiquities Authority then accelerated release of all the texts. Today, anyone can see images of the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet, but visitors still flocked to see the “real thing” when Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times came to Museum Center. Photograph by Sarah Brancato. 21 Adding “something extra” sets Museum Center apart; staff and volunteers offer visitors hands-on experiences, outstanding public lectures and more. Exhibit + Programming = Learning for All Ages Incense and myrrh? You read about them in the Hebrew Bible, but what do they actually smell like? Visitors to Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times could do more than look at religious articles, artwork, weapons and everyday household items from long ago. They could use their senses of touch and smell to learn about spices and herbs from ancient times, or see how DNA helps scholars match sections of a document together, or practice making Iron Gall Ink and parchment. At the gala Premiere, co-chaired by Judith Stein, MD, and Carol Rigaud, a feast of Middle Eastern delicacies tempted guests’ palate. Presenting Sponsor: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati “ The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati is delighted to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit... We believe that this exhibit will enrich our community as it showcases these precious artifacts so full of significance in Judeo-Christian tradition. Dead Sea Scrolls will engage people from many different backgrounds, faiths and cultures. - Michael R. Oestreicher, President, The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati ” Thank you to our exhibition sponsors! Deuteronomy Scroll Sponsor: Great American Insurance Group “ It is a privilege to support Cincinnati Museum Center in their extraordinary efforts to provide our community with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of the most esteemed religious artifacts known to man. ” - S. Craig Lindner, Co-president and Co-CEO, Great American Insurance Group Associate Sponsors: Archdiocese “ of Cincinnati An exhibit of this wondrous treasure to be available to the people of the Cincinnati area through our Cincinnati Museum Center is both exciting and sobering: Exciting because since Bedouins found the first scrolls in 1947 in caves near the Dead Sea, they have inspired extraordinary drama and debate; sobering because these rare antiquities authenticate foundational scriptures for three of the great world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – and therefore open broad inspirational intellectual vistas to people of faith. We of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are proud to be sponsors of this extraordinary cultural and educational opportunity. ” - Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati The Diocese of Southern Ohio “ The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit provides a powerful doorway for all people of faith into the history of God with a particular people in a particular place. This history is crucial for Jews, Christians and Muslims, as we seek to understand our common roots and to find common ground today. A live guide sets the stage for Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times in the Desert Orientation Theater. - Tom Breidenthal, Bishop, Diocese of Southern Ohio ” SC Ministry Foundation Students whose teacher booked the Excavations of Qumran Learning Lab could even take part in a mock “dig.” Picture a class of middle schoolers, divided into teams, each gathered around tubs full of sand with the tools of archeologists. Each tub contains replicas of artifacts found at the city where scholars believe scribes wrote what we know today as the Dead Sea Scrolls. The students’ assignment: Find all the artifacts in their tub (some sifting required) and compare them to research displayed on tables around the room. Then conclude where their finds probably came from and present their hypothesis. Were they from a kitchen, a scriptorium (where scribes copied manuscripts) or the city’s trash heap? What a great way to prepare for seeing the most comprehensive collection of ancient Israeli artifacts ever organized! 22 “ SC Ministry Foundation promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. ... May what we learn from this magnificent exhibit translate into shared appreciation and understanding, and further our actions to give all people in our region and in our world the dignity and shared membership they deserve. The exhibition painted an inspiring overview spanning more than a thousand years, from Biblical to Byzantine times. For those wanting to explore the Scrolls in-depth, Museum Center had many partners: Interfaith Community Engagement with Xavier University, Departments of Classics and Judaic Studies - University of Cincinnati, University of Notre Dame Alumni Club and Mayerson Jewish Community Center. The result? A round-the-clock reading of the Hebrew Bible and a world-class line-up of speakers for the Insights series. Offered as part of University of Cincinnati’s Lichter Lecture Series, the six Dead Sea Scrolls lectures drew rave reviews and nearly 1,300 listeners. Many scholars spoke to standing-room-only audiences. ” - Sister Sally Duffy, SC, President of SC Ministry Foundation Office of the Provost, University of Cincinnati “ The University of Cincinnati is truly honored to be a part of this historic endeavor to bring an international treasure to the region. ” - Santa J. Ono, President, University of Cincinnati Xavier University “ Xavier University’s commitment to the education of the whole person includes the opportunity to grow through an appreciation of the Word and of how history has shaped our understanding of the world. Dr. Judy Stein and Carole T. Rigaud led the organizing committee for The Exclusive Premiere for Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times on November 15, 2012. Key sponsors for the event included: Bartlett & Co., Rosemary & Frank Bloom, Cohen Brothers, Linda and Gary Greenberg, Harold C. Schott Foundation, Francie & Tom Hiltz, Andrea Levenson and Anne Drackett Thomas. Photographs by Sarah Brancato. ” - Rabbi Abie Ingber, Founding Director, Interfaith Community Engagement, Xavier University Special Exhibit Partner: Hebrew Union College “ Since 1948 Hebrew Union College has played an important role in the acquisition, preservation and study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1991, after four decades of limited access to the scrolls, scholars on the HUC-JIR Cincinnati campus helped make the content of these ancient texts available to the public at large. The arrival of the exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times provides a special opportunity for HUC-JIR and the greater Cincinnati community to continue their unique relationship with these historical treasures from the period that saw the rise of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. - Jason Kalman, Gottschalk-Slade chair in Jewish Intellectual History, associate professor of classical Hebrew literature and interpretation, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. ” The Marriage of Art and Science “ Curators protect and preserve our collections, ... researchers use our collections to advance science and create human knowledge, and ...we disburse that knowledge by creating exhibits and education programs based on our collections. A special exhibit united Museum Center’s outstanding nature art collection and specimens depicted by the art, showcasing “treasures” from the Geier Center. Treasures of the Natural World offered more than the usual art exhibit. Along with framed paintings and prints you could check out real wildlife specimens related to the artwork. A carefully preserved Great Auk shared space with three different artists’ renderings of this now extinct arctic bird! ” - DeVere Burt, Honorary Guest Curator and Director Emeritus of Museum of Natural History & Science. Top, left to right: Great Auk with Great Auk painting by Charley Harper Great Horned Owl with Great Horned Owl painting by John Ruthven Golden Eagle with Eagle sketch by John Ruthven. Exhibit committee pictured below from left to right: Steven C. Steinman David L. Hausrath Honorary Guest Curator DeVere Burt Alice Lytle Phillip C. Long Honorary Guest Curator John A. Ruthven. “It’s wonderful to see the artwork and science in combination,” said guest curator and featured wildlife artist John Ruthven. Works by John James Audubon, Charley Harper and Robert Verity Clem were also on display. All have strong Cincinnati ties. Ruthven and Harper made their home here. Local philanthropist Julius Fleischmann “discovered” Clem, a Massachusetts native, and helped launch his career. Audubon was hired by the Western Museum Society, forerunner of the Museum of Natural History & Science, back in 1818. Audubon’s artistic adventures “all began here” in Cincinnati, explained the exhibit’s other guest curator, DeVere Burt, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Natural History & Science. “I loved getting back into the collections,” said Burt, noting that they include hundreds of paintings as well as more than 78,000 bird skins. It was a chance to examine real feathers and then the incredible brushwork portraying them. You could see a passenger pigeon perched right next to Ruthven’s rendition and around the corner from Audubon’s. Our collection even includes duck paintings selected for the U.S. Post Office stamp series. Ruthven credits that choice with launching his national career! Top: Kentucky Landscape by James Barton. Bottom: Herondipity by Charley Harper. Photographs by Sarah Brancato. 24 25 Community Connections Museum Center partners with others to increase access and promote our shared vision. 2012 Difference Maker Award Winners: Community Honoree: Darlene Green Kamine, Executive Director, Community Learning Center Institute Adult Individual Honorees: Karen D’Agostino, Executive Director and Founder, Music Resource Center-Cincinnati; and Vanessa Sparks, Leader for Youth Opportunities Over-the-Rhine/West End and Community Love Garden Youth Individual Honorees: Alexander & Hannah Laman, Founders of Adopt-a-Book and Kayla Nunn, Volunteer through YMCA Black & Latino Achievers, Camp Invention, Freestore Foodbank, Kids Against Hunger and her school Organization Honorees: The Dragon Foundation Faces Without Places Above: 2012 Difference Maker Nominees. During the Celtic Culture Fest (March 9 & 10, 2013), tartans, crafts, bagpipes and dance transformed the Rotunda of Union Terminal. Below: On Free Friday, visitors of all ages and from all backgrounds roam the cobblestones on the Public Landing (ca. 1860) in the Cincinnati History Museum. The Rotunda tends to be pretty empty at 5 pm, when the museums usually close, but not on Free Fridays! A father, bringing his daughter for the first time, exclaims, “This is exciting!” A young couple decides to have “a different kind of date.” (He used to bring his summer day campers a lot, but she hasn’t come since a fourth-grade field trip.) “The hardest part,” sighs the grandmother in a threegeneration group, “is deciding where to go.” She gazes longingly toward the history exhibits while her granddaughter begs to “do the Energy Museum” and the girl’s older brothers eye the mastodon skeleton just inside the Museum of Natural History & Science. Thanks to generous partners in the community, more than 12,000 visitors— 26 a 25% increase over the previous year— got free admission to all three museums in 2012. One Friday a month, June through October, Museum Center was hopping from 4 to 8 pm! With the help of volunteers, clubs, small businesses and sponsors, we offer a variety of public events each year. BatFest and BugFest help visitors learn why these often misunderstood creatures are important to our world’s health—and invite the daring to taste mealworm Caesar salad or chocolate chirp brownies (with crickets). To honor our community’s diversity, the Passport to the World Culture Fest series fills the Rotunda with ethnic music, dance, costumes and crafts. Celebrating a different heritage on each weekend, we bring the African, Appalachian, Asian, Celtic and Latino cultures to Union Terminal. It’s the next best thing to traveling the world! Our community is also front and center for the Difference Makers Awards. Since 2007, we have annually recognized youth, adults, businesses and agencies that share our mission to better the lives of children. In October 2012 we had more than 50 nominees—from Alexander & Hannah Laman, nine-year-old twins who founded Adopt-a-Book, to Darlene Green Kamine, our first Community Honoree and a founder of Cincinnati’s first children’s museum. Photographs by David Savage and Sarah Brancato. 27 Offering depth and breadth of experience, our Youth Programs continue to achieve remarkable success in changing young people’s lives. “ Making a Difference for Youth Year after Year Support from the Youth Programs has molded me into a great student. ” - Micaiala Hammer, Class of 2013, Museum of Natural History & Science Attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL, in Fall 2013 100% high school graduates 99% enrolled in a 4-year college “ 80% received some form of scholarship I have become a different person—more outgoing, more responsible and taking on leadership roles. ” - Evan Harris, Class of 2014, Cincinnati History Museum Planning to attend The Ohio State University or University of Cincinnati “ 59% African American I would never have considered going to college if it weren’t for the Youth Programs. My family just didn’t encourage me to think like that. 53% Female ” - Sarah Stigler, Class of 2003, Completed Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Cincinnati, and Master of Science in Health Care Administration, Ohio University, Athens, OH; now attending College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati 47% Male 38% Caucasian As of June 2013, the Youth Program at Cincinnati Museum Center has 1,562 graduates, and 100% have completed high school. What’s more, an astonishing 99% of those teens enrolled in a 4-year college, with the other 1% choosing technical school or military service. “These outcomes are considered best-in-class on a national level,” says Sherry Kelly Marshall, President and CEO of the Southwest Ohio Workforce Investment Board. As this year began, the Youth Program reached an all-time high of 160 participants. They came from 63 public, private, parochial and charter schools and 17 home-school situations. Since 1989, Youth Programs participants have visited about 80 colleges or universities and 70 museums or other cultural institutions in more than 15 cities. They have provided more than 175,000 volunteer hours at Museum Center and developed at least 75 new programs and demonstrations for Museum Center. 34% at-risk for dropping out 32% from low-income families “ I was able to see firsthand what it was like being a paleontologist working in the field, the kind of experience I could never have had without Museum Center…These past 4½ years have been incalculably rewarding. ” -Richard Dennis, Class of 2013, Museum of Natural History & Science Attending Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, in Fall 2013 29% will be first in family to graduate high school and consider college “ I have taught demonstrations about all kinds of things, and it’s given me the chance to see that science interests me in a way that other branches of knowledge just don’t. I want to know how things work, improve our nation’s carbon footprint, make the world a better place. ” -Madison Thomas, Class of 2015, Duke Energy Children’s Museum 3% Multi-racial or other 28 29 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Campbell Ms. Susan B. Esler & Mr. Steve Skibo Mr. & Mrs. Jason M. Farler, CFA Ms. Consuelo W. Harris Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Heekin III Mr. & Mrs. Gregory B. Kenny Tom & Tara Knipper Mr. & Mrs. J. Brian Kropp Elizabeth & Bradford Pierce Mrs. Nancy L. Schlemmer Mr. & Mrs. David W. Warner Christie & Gregory Wolf Mr. & Mrs. J. Wickliffe Ach Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Bryan II Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Castellini Ms. Diana Collins Mr. & Mrs. Jon T. Gimpel Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Giuliani Cathy Hansel Mr. & Mrs. R. Keith Harrison, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Heimann, Sr. Francie & Tom Hiltz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lafkas Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Lindner III Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Matlock Mr. William T. Robinson III Ms. Melody Sawyer Richardson Mr. & Mrs. George A. Schaefer, Jr. Rosemary & Mark Schlachter Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Sibcy Dr. & Mrs. John M. Tew, Jr. Mr. Leonard A. Weakley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. W. Joseph Williams, Jr. Investor Clubs are associations of $1,000+ investors who are passionate supporters of and advocates for special events and programming related to the Cincinnati History Museum and Cincinnati Historical Library & Archives (1788 Club), the Museum of Natural History & Science (Hopewell Council), the Duke Energy Children’s Museum (Tree House Club) and educational opportunities for the Next Generation (Grandparents Club). Play Time = STEM Time Experts agree. Quality experiences during the first five years lay the foundation for “kindergarten readiness.” And early success in school is a good predictor of children’s future success. But what does that mean and how do we get there? There is no single definition of “readiness,” but it generally means having the skills to benefit from kindergarten. It involves being a good listener, aware of others, curious, able to skip – things like that. Research shows that going to preschool can help, especially if children come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but quality is still the key to success. “ Enter our ECSITE program and Learning Through Play conference. These nationally recognized programs help teachers and parents discover new ways to bring learning to life. ECSITE: Early Childhood Science Inquiry Teacher Education. Its full name is a mouthful, but the concept is straightforward. By increasing teachers’ confidence and competence, we help not just one class of students but all of the classes that follow. This multiplies our impact, and 100% of teacher participants say it’s working! Duke Energy Children’s Museum is teaching educators and parents how to work with children so they are “kindergarten ready” and eager to “do” STEM. Take Head Start teacher Angela Fletcher, for example. She describes how ECSITE helped her grow, becoming “more than I knew I could be,” while also making a difference for her students. They begin the year “a bit intimidated about science – just like I used to be.” But the hands-on STEM activities Fletcher shows the children soon have them asking questions and “trying things freely, on their own.” Our Learning Through Play conference takes the same hands-on, fun and inquisitive spirit to a broader audience. Last year we had more than 700 teachers and parents register – the most ever. Recurring themes in survey comments were, “Very informative,” “Lots of fun” and “Great to take back to my classroom!” “ PNC is committed to early childhood education and improving children’s school readiness. Museum Center’s ECSITE program is dramatically increasing confidence levels of teachers and is positively impacting the students’ kindergarten readiness. ” - Kay Geiger, PNC Regional President for Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky ECSITE has literally changed my life… I now realize that you can’t teach without science! ” - Angela Fletcher, ECSITE teacher at Northern Kentucky Community Action Coalition Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (513) 287-7074. 30 31 Turning Union Terminal into a Concert Hall Cincinnati organ buffs don’t need to visit Europe’s magnificent cathedrals to hear outstanding organ concerts. Museum Center has an instrument and space to match those sounds! During the 20122013 Winifred and Emil Barrows Concert Series, more than 1,300 people attended “Music in the Museum” to experience world-class performances. That’s just what longtime volunteer Harley Piltingsrud was hoping would happen. He and others had discovered that the Rotunda’s 5-second reverberation time was similar to the resonance of large cathedrals. It would be perfect for a concert pipe organ! So they set out to find a suitable instrument. In 1988, Powel Crosley, Jr.’s home organ was donated to Museum Center and then paired with a “symphonic” concert organ Through engineering and the physics of sound, the historic E.M. Skinner Organ fills the Rotunda with symphonic and cathedral-like music. from Philadelphia. E.M. Skinner, arguably the most respected organ builder in American history, had produced both instruments in 1929. The combined organ uses approximately 5,000 pipes to offer a broad spectrum of musical tones. To create a symphonic sound, pipes are designed to imitate the qualities of orchestral instruments, from a string section to a solo French horn, trumpet, tuba or clarinet. Many factors influence the pitch and quality produced by the organ, which is fundamentally a “wind” instrument: Is the pipe made of metal or wood? What is its length? Diameter? Shape? Does it have the “lip” of a flue pipe or a curved brass “reed”? The Antiphonal division of the organ pipes (pictured above) are located above the Cincinnati History Museum entrance. 2012-2013 Series Season Sponsor: The Corbett Foundation Carpet was added to the front of the Rotunda to aid in sound quality, which is also why the windows above are open. Thanks to a blend of science and history, music lovers can savor the lush sounds of the restored 1929 E.M. Skinner organ. Called a “national treasure” by concert organist Gerre Hancock, this magnificent instrument matches the splendor of Union Terminal, listed as a National Historic Landmark! The Solo, Great and Pedal divisions of the organ pipes are located behind the left windows. (pictured above) Harley Piltingsrud, retired research physicist, with the E.M. Skinner organ. “ The Choir and Swell divisions of the organ pipes are located behind the right windows. (pictured above) This organ is, without question, one of the finest examples of Skinner’s few surviving masterpieces. Each stop—even the quietest of ranks—beautifully ‘couples’ with the room itself… [producing] a brilliant classic organ forte; yet it also has a rich palate of orchestral color, making it a transcription player’s dream instrument. 32 Pipe placement is also crucial because music depends on a complex series of overtones. The room’s structure, shape, wall thickness and extent of reflective surfaces all play a key role in the instrument’s success. Therefore, the six “divisions” of pipes are carefully arranged in “chambers” around the Rotunda. ” - Peter Conte, November 2012 featured artist Photographs by Michael E. Keating. In Memoriam Neil A. Armstrong Dorothy Lee Agricola Mrs. James L. Armitage, Sr. Neil A. Armstrong Helene C. Barnett Ms. Joan Baumer Arch Bolton Joe J. Bordman Mrs. Clement L. Buenger Mrs. Gloria Chabot Floyd Crooker Frank G. Davis Gilbert T. Davis Helen F. Dhonau Mark C. Draves Sharon Edwards Mrs. Guy A. Fibbe Mr. A. William Forbriger Mrs. Jane Alice Foster Robert F. French Carol A. Fronk Mrs. James A. D. Geier Mrs. Paul E. Geier Mr. Benjamin Gettler Ms. Hilda K. Gilbert Dr. Frederick Goldman Dorothy Meakin Grant Bernard J. Haynes Melva J. Henn John H. Hermanies Mrs. Larry C. Hyer Mrs. Harvey C. Knowles, Jr. Blanche Koebbe Miss Helen L. Kropf Mr. Roger D. Laib Mrs. Joseph D. Landen Mrs. Gladys Lazarus Shaun K. McClanahan Mrs. Victoria L. Memmel John S. Mosier Michael Muth Jeanne Nesbitt Mrs. Harold F. Nieman Louise D. Nippert Phyllis D. Peyton Mrs. Margaret A. Reiss Mr. George Riechman, Jr. Thomas J. Rielage Mrs. Margie A. Rosselot Mr. Eugene P. Ruehlmann Donald A. Shumrick Pam Siegel Barbara A. Smith Andrew D. Smith George L. Strike Jean W. Sutphin Mr. Morley Thompson David G. Uetrecht Marjorie H. Wagner Christopher Walker Dr. Donald E. Walker Mrs. Barbara Willke Thomas J. Woeber Mr. Charles F. Yeiser August 25 marked the passing of a true American hero and longtime friend of Cincinnati Museum Center. An Ohio native, Neil Armstrong served as a member and chairman of the board of trustees of the Museum of Natural History & Science at its Gilbert Ave. location in the 1980s. In 2004, Neil was a spokesperson for the Union Terminal operating levy campaign. On April 18, 2006, he received NASA’s Ambassador of Exploration Award at a ceremony held at Cincinnati Museum Center. US Senator John Glenn and NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin were on hand as Neil designated 34 Louise Dieterle Nippert Cincinnati Museum Center to receive a moon rock collected during his Apollo 11 mission. The moon rock, that Neil affectionately named “Bok,” is on display in the Museum of Natural History & Science, along with a replica of his Apollo 11 space suit and tools. In honor and memory of Neil Armstrong’s place in history and his contribution to society and our community, Cincinnati Museum Center opened the Museum of Natural History & Science for free from August 26 through Labor Day. More than 10,000 guests visited the Museum to pay their respects in this period and share his legacy with their children, leaving comments about how Neil Armstrong inspired them. “ Neil has been an inspiration to so many, here locally and around the world. He is truly an American hero and a man of quiet dedication to science. We hope his contributions to science and humanity will continue to inspire future scientists and engineers in generations to come. ” - Douglass W. McDonald, President and CEO Benjamin Gettler Kent Jones Benjamin Gettler, beloved husband of Dee Gettler, passed away June 4, 2013. Cincinnati Museum Center is thankful for his many lasting contributions to our community. A prominent businessman, successful attorney, political activist and civic leader, Ben will be remembered for his investment in Cincinnati and his passion to share knowledge and to strive for excellence. Kent Jones joined Cincinnati Museum Center as an interpreter when the traveling exhibit Titanic was here in 2006. In 2007, he joined the Cincinnati History Museum staff as a Program Specialist. From day one, he always actively engaged our visitors and left people happy and smiling while inspiring them with stories of Cincinnati’s past. Kent created programs that dealt with history and technology. You may remember him being the telegraph operator on the landing for our Telegraph program or the announcer for The Night Before Christmas radio show. Kent enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others and inspired us all. Dee and Ben supported the Museum of Natural History & Science and its move to Union Terminal, as well as the founding of Cincinnati Museum Center. Dee is a former Trustee of Museum Center. Their love for their grandchildren proves that fun is never limited by age and was an inspiration in the creation of the Grandparents Club, an investor club that honors those grandparents who want to share the world with the next generation. Louise Dieterle Nippert loved Cincinnati, her hometown, and was a devoted patron of arts and culture. Without her passion and influence, Cincinnati’s cultural landscape would not be what it is today. Both Mrs. Nippert and her husband, Louis, were trustees; she of the Museum of Natural History & Science, and he of the Historical Society. They supported key projects, including the move to Union Terminal, the creation of exhibits in both the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Cincinnati History Museum, the expansion of the Edge of Appalachia in Adams County, and much more. Volunteer Years of Service Mrs. Nippert was a woman of many enthusiasms who gave freely of her means for decades – most of which she did her way – behind the scenes, without fanfare and always with grace and pride in her hometown’s people and institutions. In May 2012, she was a recipient of an Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts. Carter Randolph, executive vice president of her Greenacres Foundation, accepted on her behalf and said, “Mrs. Nippert is fond of saying that philanthropy is not about credit, it’s about the smiles on the faces of the ultimate beneficiaries – the audiences and the children” and added that she believed strongly that her contributions were investments in the community. George C. Riechmann George was a very dedicated volunteer, contributing more than 8,000 hours during his 15 years of service to Museum Center. One of his passions was the Science Library at the Geier Collections & Research Center, where he made it his mission to catalog the unprocessed books in the collection. George designed an information database and search engine and catalogued over 25,00 entries. For this accomplishment, he was awarded a “Volunteer Peer Award” for Initiative. 5 years Robert Andriot Wayne Beckwith Richard Berning Barbara Bolten Holly Crawford Donald Frey Shirley Hoodin Nicholas Lang John Parlin Kenneth Skirtz Michele Skora George Slama 10 years Charlotte Gibson Walter Bruce Gibson John Groh Bebe Hales Donna Levi Charles Moorman Brian Porter Arlene Solomon Blanche Sullivan 15 years James Clark Janice Forté Barbara Rizzi Judith Wacksman 20 years Ruth Hemme At the same time, George was a long-time volunteer fossil preparator in the Museum of Natural History & Science paleontology lab. He was a founding member of the prep crew that began operating the lab and was particularly fond of talking about and explaining his work to museum visitors. Many of his prepared specimens are now safely housed at the Geier Center. These volunteers hit a milestone anniversary with Cincinnati Museum Center January - December 2012. For a complete list of our Volunteers, please visit our website at cincymuseum.org. A Special Thanks to Cincinnati Heritage Programs Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs docents provide unique opportunities of historical, cultural and architectural tours. For more than 30 years, the docents have enjoyed sharing their passion for history through hundreds of audio-visual presentations, lectures, motor-coach and walking tours. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati History Museum, the all-volunteer Cincinnati Heritage Programs has unlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public. All topics are thoroughly researched for accuracy. The Ambassadors of Cincinnati Heritage Programs strive to inspire people to learn and appreciate the region’s history. Photographs by Robert Webber, Mike Howard, and Nick Massa. 35 25+ Year Members Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Ambrosius Mr. & Mrs. Benny A. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Asbury Mr. & Mrs. David P. 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Linnenberg Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. Lippert, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Steven Lisco Mr. Dale A. Louda & Ms. Ann D. Navaro Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lyons Mr. & Mrs. Alfred A. Marggrander Ms. Bonnie McNett & Mr. Cam Eicher Dr. Michael E. Miller & Dr. Chris Modrall Mrs. Grace S. Munique Mr. & Mrs. Mark Muse Mr. Tann Nichols & Ms. Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Nieport Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Olsson Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Owen Mr. & Mrs. Mike Patterson Mrs. Susan Penn Mr. & Mrs. Marc A. Randolph Mr. & Mrs. Chris Rennegarbe Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rice Mr. & Mrs. Timothy H. Riordan Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Roberson Mr. Jeff Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rocklin Mr. & Mrs. Doug Roessler Mr. & Mrs. David Rosenbaum Ms. Caroline Schiff & Mr. Patrick Schreiber Ms. Laura Sheldon & Ms. Susan Beckman Mr. & Mrs. Bob Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Gregory C. Thomas Ms. Holly Thompson & Ms. Jennnifer Coomer Mr. & Mrs. Chris Trainor Mr. Mark A. Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Willis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wones Mr. & Mrs. John Wood Dr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Zesch Whispering Fountain Club Members Ms. Patricia Armstrong Dr. Sarbori Bhattacharya & Dr. Sambhu Choudhury Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant & Ms. Sandra Privett Mr. Charles Comins & Ms. Audrey Green-Comins Dr. Robin T. Cotton & Ms. Cynthia Fitton Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Crowley Mrs. Richard J. Goettle III Mr. & Mrs. William J. Gore Ms. Lynda Groh & Mr. Thad Karbowsky Ms. Barbara K. Groh Mr. & Mrs. Marc James Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Krone Dr. Duane E. Lewis & Mr. Rex Van Alstine Mrs. Marjorie L. Liggett Mr. & Mrs. Eric Locher Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Merz Mrs. & Mr. Sharon E. Mitchell Mr. Nathan L. Nunaley Mrs. Susan Penn Dr. Elsira Pina & Dr. Charles Mehlman Mr. & Mrs. Stuart R. Pray Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Raub Ms. Aviva R. Rich & Mr. Mitchell Quint Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rocklin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rooney Mr. & Mrs. Alan Vonderhaar The list recognizes those members who renewed their membership and celebrated their 25+ consecutive years, as well as those members who joined or renewed as Concourse Club or Whispering Fountain Club members between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (513) 287-7074. 37 Anonymous (5) Romola N. Allen Dr. & Mrs. Compton Allyn Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Alpaugh Mr. & Mrs. J. Leland Brewster II Mrs. Lela C. Brown Edward & Susan Castleberry Ms. Diana Collins Mr. & Mrs. Raymond K. Cooper II Mr. & Mrs. C. Wesley Cowan Mrs. Caroline H. Davidson Martha and Stuart Dornette Anne G. & Robert W. Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. Theodore H. Emmerich Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Erschell Harry & Linda Fath Mr. & Mrs. Kurtis B. Finch Ashley & Bobbie Ford Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. James J. Gardner Jane Garvey & John Lanier Mrs. Philip O. Geier, Jr. Shelly & Michael Gerson Mr. John B. Goering Mr. & Mrs. Chas Goering Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin Hall David & Debra Hausrath Timothy E. Hoberg & Caryl A. Yzenbaard Mrs. Phyllis S. Hopple Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Huenefeld Mrs. Margot Jacobs Mr. James J. Jenny Linda Busken & Andrew MacAoidh Jergens Florence and Ron Koetters Janet C. Kreider Mr. & Mrs. S. George Kurz Mr. Lawrence A. Leser Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Lindner, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Lindner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David C. Lindner Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Lindner Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Long Mr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Long Mr. & Mrs. John P. March Mrs. Debra R. McMillan-Ash & Mr. William F. Ash Cortland and Annette Meader Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Merten Bonnie & Dan Meyer Dean and Catherine Moulas Dr. & Mrs. Keith A. Murrell Mr. & Mrs. George H. Musekamp III Valerie L. Newell & Timothy A. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Olson Mr. & Mrs. John Weld Peck Francie & John Pepper Mr. & Mrs. George H. Perbix Dr. Gale E. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Randolph Daniel & Beverly Reigle Mr. John A. Ruthven Mr. & Mrs. George A. Schaefer, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schiff, Jr. James A. & Elizabeth York Schiff Mrs. Nancy L. Schlemmer Mr. James P. Schubert Mr. & Mrs. Marvin H. Schwartz Recie & Jim Scott Jeremy F. Simpson Tom & Dee Stegman Mrs. Joseph S. Stern, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. John M. Tew, Jr. Margaret & Michael Valentine Carol & Robert Vidal Mrs. Harris K. Weston Mr. John H. White, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. W. Joseph Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric B. Yeiser Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you have a change or correction, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (513) 287-7074. 38 STEM: Not Just Now, But in the Past The Cincinnati History Museum reminds us that innovation has always been an important part of the Queen City. Using an acronym to talk about science, technology, engineering and math education might be relatively new., but these areas have been around for centuries! A stroll back through time highlights a multitude of ways STEM has played a key role in Cincinnati’s history—even if it’s not labeled that way. Before 1788, when John Cleves Symmes bought a tract of land from Congress between the Great Miami and Little Miami rivers, Native Americans and early settlers were in the region. Stop along your way to meet a fur trader and a tracker who used their knowledge of biology to survive, or watch a young visitor trying her hand at carding wool (“It’s so soft!), using a spindle and even learning to knit. By the 1860s, steam was changing industry and transportation—and Cincinnati was booming! At the re-created Public Landing, talk with a steamboat captain. Visit Gibson & Co. to see how cards used to be printed. Hear how the telegraph revolutionized communications. You can even click out your own name in Morse Code. (When you think about it, those dots and dashes were basically a binary system—the foundation of today’s Digital Age!) Fast forward to the 1940s, and you’ll learn how Cincinnati reconfigured manufacturing of machines, textiles and other industries to support the War Effort. Recycling! It didn’t start in the 1970s with Earth Day. Did you know people saved cooking fats to be turned into explosives? Worn fabric became parachutes, while scrap metal and worn-out rubber were also salvaged for reuse. Then as you check out a canning demonstration, you realize today’s urban gardening and “buy local” movements have a lot in common with Victory Gardens. So when you think about STEM at Museum Center, don’t forget about science, technology, engineering and math through history! Some Cincinnati Firsts Through History 1796 1835 1836 1839 1850 First city in the Northwest Territory to print a book (engraved by William Maxwell) First bag of airmail lifted by hot air balloon First McGuffey’s Readers compiled and printed in Cincinnati Cincinnati purchased the privately owned Cincinnati Water Company for $300,000, making it the first publicly owned water system in the State of Ohio. First city in U.S. to establish a Jewish hospital 1853 First city to establish a municipal fire department, using first First city practical in U.S. steam fire to publish engine greeting cards (Gibson Greeting Card Co.) 1868 1869 1870 1880 1902 1906 1934 1952 1954 1955 1976 1992 First city west of New York City to use steampowered printing press (Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co.) First city to establish a weather bureau First city to hold annual industrial expositions First city with a woman leading a large manufacturing operation (Maria Longworth Nichols Storer at Rookwood Pottery) First concrete skyscraper in U.S. (Ingalls Building) First university to offer cooperative education (University of Cincinnati) First radio station to broadcast at 500,000 watts (Crosley Broadcasting Corp., “The Nation’s Station”) First heart-lung machine, developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, making open heart surgery possible First licensed public television station (WCET) First company to sell toothpaste with fluoride (Procter & Gamble) First fully automated, computerized stock exchange in world piloted at Cincinnati Stock Exchange Cincinnati Water Works became the first utility in the nation to introduce a granular activated carbon system (GAC). The GAC system captures organic impurities and there are on-site furnaces to recycle the carbon for water treatment. First and only city to build and own a major railroad 39 Cincinnati Museum Center thanks our generous supporters and investors for helping us advance our mission. For over 20 years, Museum Center has been, and continues to be, a cornerstone in the Greater Cincinnati community. Investing in Museum Center is more than just a contribution of time, talent or treasure – It’s an investment in our community, the people and families we serve each and every day. Thank you to our Investors! Dr. Jerry Warner “ This dedication is indeed fitting. Gloria volunteered for the Library, before it was located in Union Terminal, when it was on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Guests who share her passion for preserving history and visit the Cincinnati History Library & Archives will now enter through the lobby dedicated in Gloria’s memory. – Douglass W. McDonald, President & CEO ” Dr. Jerry Warner began his relationship with the Museum of Natural History & Science over 30 years ago shortly after moving to Northern Kentucky to accept a position as assistant professor of biology at Northern Kentucky University. During the 1990s he became an active volunteer at the Geier Collections & Research Center. When he took a sabbatical from his position as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, he assisted Dr. Robert Kennedy, then Director of Natural History Collections and Research for Museum Center at its Gilbert Avenue location, with mammal skin preparation and cataloging of the Mammal Collection. In Jerry’s words “the collections of Museum Center are valuable to the world scientific community and it is crucial that scientists from around the world have access to study them.” Jerry continued for several years as a volunteer at the Geier Center and has served as an active member on the Natural History Advisory Board. Jerry’s interest in natural history led him not only to lend his volunteer time, but also to make long-term plans for Cincinnati Museum Center. He generously assigned a portion of his Individual Retirement Account to help preserve the collections of the Museum of Natural History & Science for future generations. Gloria J. Goering On July 16, 2012, Cincinnati Museum Center was honored to celebrate the life of Gloria J. Strohmenger Goering. The Cincinnati History Library & Archives Lobby is gratefully dedicated in memory of Mrs. Goering in honor of a generous gift from The Goering Family Foundation. Her husband, John, and family attended the unveiling of her portrait and memorial plaque with Douglass W. McDonald, President & CEO, followed by a tour of the Cincinnati History Library & Archives collections and reception. Dave & Diane Moccia Matching Gift Companies Dave and Diane Moccia have volunteered at Cincinnati Museum Center for over ten years. After Diane retired as a speech pathologist for the Cincinnati Public Schools and Dave completed his three-decade career at Procter & Gamble in research and development, they were looking for stimulating volunteer work. Duke Energy Foundation, Inc. GE Foundation Hewlett Packard, Corp. IBM Matching Grants Program SAP Matching Gift Program They began their relationship with Museum Center as special exhibit docents for the St. Peter and Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibit in 2003. Diane enjoys her experience as a docent because “every new exhibit is an opportunity for us to learn and broaden our horizons, through the training and reading we do so that we can provide a good experience for our guests.” The Moccias have served as docents for all of the special exhibits since St. Peter and the Vatican including Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, A Day in Pompeii and Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times. Dave and Diane have been generous donors to the annual fund and generous investors because, in Dave’s words, “when you get involved in an organization, you develop an ownership and you want to help it succeed.” Several years ago, the Moccias arranged for a bequest to the endowment of Cincinnati Museum Center. “We believe that it’s important to help provide the opportunity for people in the future to experience what we’ve been able to experience,” according to Dave. 40 Gifts in Kind Cincinnati Bell DECO Dining by Sodexo Goodwin Lighting Services Gray & Pape Inc. Grubco Incorporated Greater Cincinnati Water Works Hewlett Packard, Corp. Hamilton County, Ohio Cheryl Hern-Janovic Mr. John Keegan LaRosa’s Inc. Procter & Gamble United Maier Signs, Inc. Validex Employment Screening Services White Oak Garden Center, Inc. 41 Our Mission We reveal stories about freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today. Establishing a Viable Institution: Balanced Budget: A year after merging with Cincinnati Museum Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center ended fiscal year 2013 with a budget surplus. Merger Savings: Back office savings and synergies with Cincinnati Museum Center have resulted in $1MM in budgetary savings. Endowment Growth: Shaping a Vibrant Center: Endowment has grown from $1.5MM to $6MM post-merger. More than 100,000 people visit the Freedom Center each year, making it one of the most-visited museums in the region. New initiatives look to bring more visitors to experience the stories of freedom’s heroes: St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations, a global design and planning firm, is creating new exhibit concepts to refresh permanent exhibitions. New special exhibitions like And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations give locals and tourists alike reasons to return seasonally. A new website coming in late fall 2013 will give visitors across the world new ways to engage in stories of freedom. Driving the Mission: Ending Human Trafficking: Since 2010, the Freedom Center has established a unique role in the modern abolition movement: history-inspired abolition. We are convening and encouraging awareness through unique programs and partnerships, inspiring courageous steps to end human trafficking. Programs in Abolition: Journey to Freedom documentary, shown in 50 U.S. embassies; Historians Against Slavery National Conference; Yale teacher workshops; Invisible, the world’s first museum-quality exhibit on human trafficking; End Slavery Now website and community (under development). Partners in Abolition: Yale University, Google, U.S. Department of State, American Bar Association, Fair Trade Productions, Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Historians Against Slavery, Made in a Free World, 12 Years a Slave (the book and new feature film). Sharing Stories of Freedom’s Heroes in Schools: More than 40,000 students visited the Freedom Center last year to hear stories of courage, cooperation and preservation through the heroes of the Underground Railroad. A newly revamped education sales team is projecting a 10% increase in school visit revenue for fiscal year 2014. Inspiring Courageous Steps of Empowerment: The Freedom Center works to remove the legacies of slavery through economic empowerment programs: Freedom Legacy Program provides mentors and classes on life skills and child development for low-income, single parents from targeted neighborhoods. 42 Youth Docent Program uses the lessons of the Underground Railroad to build leadership, preservation, communication and critical thinking skills in area high school students. Provided in partnership with The Links, Inc. Contributions & Support Operating Expenditures Operating Revenue 43 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 The Numbers 30,000,000 25,178,723 23,344,903 22,827,558 20,867,570 20,000,000 19,309,984 18,017,926 10,000,000 30,000,000 27,172,991 23,235,301 22,194,522 19,850,969 19,570,875 17,698,627 10,000,000 Contributions and Support 44 Statement of Activities Recap Above: Revenue Below: Cash & Investments Operating Revenue Operating Expenditures 45 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 cincymuseum.org #cincymuseum Photograph by Micheal E. Keating.
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