‘KINGS OF THE QUEEN CITY’ OPENS FRIDAY AT REDS HOF

Kings-of-Queen-City-logoMedia preview for new exhibit Thursday at 5 p.m.; opens to public Friday at 10 a.m.

CINCINNATI (Feb. 11, 2014) — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum showcases 145 years of Reds baseball history in the new exhibition Kings of the Queen City, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Kings of the Queen City features a dynamic graphic timeline that emphasizes the greatest moments and biggest names in Reds history and a wide range of artifacts that represent Reds history from the early days of the team in the late 19th century to present day.

An interactive touch-screen monitor includes audio clips from many notable Reds personalities featured in the exhibit, and the exhibit’s companion film features rare images, audio and video from many of the unforgettable moments in the history of baseball’s oldest professional team.

Exhibit highlights include:
• Final-out baseballs from the Reds first and most recent World Series championships
• The first public display of Chris Sabo’s 1988 Rookie of the Year plaque
• Joey Votto’s 2010 National League Most Valuable Player Award plaque
• Game used equipment from the 1930s to the present day

A media preview and invitation-only ribbon cutting is Thursday, Feb 13, at 5 p.m.

The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m.

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.

The Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.

Located next to Great American Ball Park, The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open during the offseason Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and seven days a week Opening Day through October with extended hours on game days.

Plan your visit at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7923.

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