National Underground Railroad Freedom Center http://wyso.org en Cincinnati Museums to Merge in Money-Saving Effort http://wyso.org/post/cincinnati-museums-merge-money-saving-effort <p>The Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are merging in an effort to prevent the civil rights institution from closing its doors.</p><p>The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the merger will allow the Freedom Center to close a $1.5 million annual budget hole and the Museum Center to increase efforts to pay $8 million debt.&nbsp; About 15 jobs will be eliminated.</p><p>The Museum Center houses a history museum, a children&#39;s museum and a natural history and a science museum.&nbsp; The Freedom Center will be its fourth wholly owned subsidiary.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 11517 at http://wyso.org