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125th Anniversary – 1890 Champion Louisville Colonels
Show Dates
: October 3 – November 1, 2015

1890 Louisville Colonels - Louisville Slugger Museum

1890 Louisville Colonels – Louisville Slugger Museum


LSMF to Celebrate the 1890 Champion Louisville Colonels in New Exhibit

Exhibit to tie into 2015 Louisville Photo Biennial

Louisville, KY – July 6, 2015 – Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is set to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 1890 American Association Champion Louisville Colonels with a special exhibit that will run October 3 through November 1.

The special exhibit, which will be displayed in the lobby area of the museum, will include more than a dozen rare photographs of Louisville Colonels players, as well as team photographs. A photograph of the 1890 team that won Louisville’s only major league baseball title will be included.

Inside the museum, guests can view a bat and ball used by Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, as well as scorebooks from the Colonels teams of the 19th century. These pieces have never been on display in Louisville before. Wagner became the first known professional athlete to endorse an athletic product with he signed a contract giving J.F. Hillerich & Son (later Hillerich & Bradsby, Co.), the permission to use his autograph on Louisville Slugger bats on September 1, 1905.

The exhibit comes as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial that takes place September 25 through November 7, 2015, throughout Louisville Metro, Southern Indiana, and surrounding communities. Along with 60 photography exhibitions, the Louisville Photo Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions. For more information, visit their website.

Admission to the museum also includes interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Baseball Bat and an award-winning factory tour. As an added bonus, all guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of their factory tour.

About Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. Award-winning factory tour, newly renovated galleries with interactive exhibits, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Bat, and more. Create a Louisville Slugger bat with your very own name on it, just like the pros. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street, is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (60+), 7 children (6-12), and free for children 5 and under. For more information, including holiday hours and extended summer hours, visit sluggermuseum.com or call 502-588-7228.

For more information, please contact: museum@slugger.com.

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