As the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates its fifth anniversary, its working to trim its focus during rough economic times.
Since its opening on the Cincinnati riverfront in 2004, the museum has reduced its budget and staff to adjust to lower than expected attendance. A cut in ticket prices this year and several traveling exhibits are credited with boosting attendance.
The Freedom Center continues to draw rave reviews from educators and students visiting the museum. Officials also expect a boost in attendance to occur following the completion of the $1 billion riverfront development surrounding the museum known as The Banks.
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