Filed under: Calendar Events, News
Tagged as: Black Brigade, Cincinnati (OH), Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Hamilton County, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, reenactors, Smale Riverfront Park, Southwest Ohio.
|September 9, 2012|
|11:00 am||to||8:00 pm|
On Sunday September 9, the Cincinnati Park Board will host the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Black Brigade of Cincinnati. The main ceremony is scheduled to take place at 5:30 at the Black Brigade Monument in Smale Riverfront Park, but the entire day will be filled with exciting events and activities that the entire family will enjoy. A timeline of the day’s activities complete with a brief description is listed below.
11:00 – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a community partner for the event, will open to the public for a discounted admission of $5.00 per person ($7 off normal adult admission). Throughout the day, visitors to the Freedom Center will be able to view artifacts from the Black Brigade of Cincinninati, learn about some of the participants of the Black Brigade, watch films on the story of the Black Brigade as well as the construction of the monument, experience a hands on Civil War encampment, and much more!
4:30 – Information booths will be open in Smale Park near the monument for people to learn more about many of the local community organizations, including the Cincinnati Park Board, the Freedom Center, Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable, the National Park Service and more. Also, re-enactors will be around the monument to help bring the story to life!
5:30 – The commemoration ceremony will take place at the Black Brigade of Cincinnati Monument.
7:00 – The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn, located between the Black Brigade Monument and the Freedom Center.
The commemoration and the concert are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items if desired. Visitors can also purchase food from outdoor concessions that will be set up adjacent to the Moerlein Lager House and the Schmidlapp Event Lawn.
Mark your calendars for Sunday September 9, and plan to be a part of this great event!!! For more information, contact Jodie McFarland at 513-333-7508 or JMcFarland@nurfc.org
For more information on the Black Brigade of Cincinnati, go to http://mysmaleriverfrontpark.org/black-brigade.htm and http://freedomcenter.org/freedom-forum/index.php/civil-war-150/black-brigade-cincinnati/