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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 8 2014
Last updated October 9, 2019

Bacon Museum in Cincinnati (Canceled)

Bacon has earned a right in society to call a place home; Filled with the History, Art, and Culture of it's deliciousness.

Bacon Museum in Cincinnati (Canceled)

Bacon has earned a right in society to call a place home; Filled with the History, Art, and Culture of it's deliciousness.

$283
pledged of $299,999pledged of $299,999 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 8 2014
Last updated October 9, 2019

About

Yes that's right, a Bacon Museum in Porkopolis!

Imagine a space where it smells like Bacon during all opening hours, imagine the walls lined with history of your favorite cured meat, imagine a walk along the corridors and seeing artistic works of savory art, now imagine it's REAL!

Well it can be, but it will take a lot of time, effort, and funding to make it happen. We have looked at several locations, and they all have promise but each one has it's own challenges.

The major funds from the campaign will go into the renovation of the building while keeping its history intact.

I know this might seem silly to some people, but Bacon is a big deal whether or not you eat it or you don't. Do a search on Bacon and you can find it's reach from Music, Photography, Paintings, and a lot of weird novelty items.

Speaking of novelty items! Most of our backers will receive novelty items as awards for helping us fund our project. We have a lot of fun things to give out and hope they can bring a smile to your face.

 I'll end with this, this project will lead to and create a fun place in the community that will maintain its place by being a venue for community outreach, wedding receptions, music concerts, and public engagements. We will teach and humor our guests who enter with the knowledge of Bacon and all that it has given to our species over its long existence. 

Please show your support by following us on Twitter @BaconMuseum #GoPigOrGoHome

Risks and challenges

Cost: The building we are looking at is in pretty rough shape, the property will need a complete overhaul and restructured to fit the needs of the museum. That being said, it will help bring this once powerful historical building back to it's former glory.
Permits: This space will be zoned for Multi-Use; we will have Venue space in the main area with the Museum going around the inner corridor of the first and second floor. Multiple permits will be needed to ensure we are properly zoned and up to code for each type of permit.
Longevity: Museums are not busy year round or at least not consistently busy. So we need another source to keep the lights on once we get up an running. A large part of the space is a venue--be it concerts, meetings, wedding receptions--whichever whenever, we will be using that space to ensure we stay open and remain a permanent fixture in our community.
Acceptance: I think people will laugh at the idea of a Museum that is about Bacon--that's good, people need to laugh more now a days. If we can teach one person while making them laugh--so be it, learning can be fun and shouldn't always take things to seriously.

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    Every little bit helps; it is a big undertaking with a lot of work needed--thank you so much!

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    We will thank you on our Social Networks for getting this monument of LIP SMACKING GOODNESS on the path to being created. Plus one ticket to the museum good for Grand Opening Year.

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    Thanks on our Social Networks and you earned yourself a Bacon Air Freshener! Will be shipped during the Summer. Plus one ticket to the museum good for Grand Opening Year.

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    Too far from home? Website Induction: Listed on the site, once it is created, as a Founding Supporter of the Cincinnati Bacon Museum. Thank you so much for helping Bacon take the spotlight it deserves. P

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    Thanks on our Social Networks and you earned yourself a pack of Bacon Toothpicks! Will be shipped during the Summer. Plus one ticket to the museum good for Grand Opening Year.

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    Thanks on our Social Networks and you earned yourself some Bacon Lip Balm! Will be shipped during the Summer. Plus one ticket to the museum good for Grand Opening Year.

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    Thanks on our Social Networks and you earned yourself Bacon Dental Floss! Help get the Bacon out of your teeth! Bonus: Week One VIP Ticket taking place a week after the Opening Gala. Will be shipped during the Summer.

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    Thanks on our Social Networks and you earned yourself a Mr. Bacon Action Figure! Help get the Bacon out of your teeth! Bonus: Opening Gala Invitation where we will have... a Buffet of Bacon! Will be shipped during the Summer.

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    Out of Towners--we want to make sure if you love bacon and want to help out A LOT you can still contribute and be immortalized in the Museum. So what better way then to have a brick with your name on it--be part of the building. The back wall of the Hall of Bacon Lovers will be lined with BRICKS and one of those can have your name and location on it. Forever you will be known as a contributor and lover of all things bacon.

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    Bacon Lovers Package! Everything that we have mentioned thus far! Mr. Bacon, Bacon Floss, Bacon Lip Balm, Bacon Toothpicks, and Bacon Air Freshener. Bonus: Two VIP Tickets to the opening Gala with a Bacon Buffet!

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    Be Part of the Building itself!!! In our Hall of Bacon Lovers--will be a photo of you and a bio telling us about your favorite way to eat Bacon; baked, fried, grilled, boiled (not sure that is an actual method)... It will be an homage to your love of the very product the museum is built around. #Bacon

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