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Museum Center gets big award

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX) - The Cincinnati Museum Center has received a huge honor.

It has been named as one of the 10 recipients of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Libaray Service. It is the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries.

The award recognizes social, educational, environmental, or economic contributions to the community.

The Museum Center will receive the National Medal at a ceremony to be held later in Washington, D.C., and a $10,000 award in recognition of their extraordinary contributions. They will also unveil a sign during a ceremony at the museum on Tuesday.

"Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a successful cultural experiment-a national model of excellence," says Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO. "We are the incredible result of merging legacy institutions, a children's museum, and an OMNIMAX theatre that breathed life back into a National Historic Landmark. This award is a tribute to our staff, trustees, donors, members, volunteers and community partners whose unwavering dedication to our mission and innovative efforts has made us a unique asset and a vital community resource."

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors annually and reaches out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on programs and learning experiences.

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