New 'Stars of the Queen City' and 'Tony Perez' exhibits open Thursday at Reds HOF

CINCINNATI (March 16, 2015) - The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will debut two new exhibits for the 2015 season: Stars of the Queen City and Tony Perez.

On March 18, a media preview will begin at 6 p.m. and invitation-only ribbon cutting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The exhibits will open to the public on March 19 at 10 a.m., and along with Kings of the Queen City, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, are the featured exhibitions at the Museum for 2015.

Stars of the Queen City

Celebrate Reds All-Star history with the new exhibit, Stars of the Queen City. Located on the museum's upper floor, the exhibit features period artifacts representing each of the 100 different players in Reds history that have been selected to represent Cincinnati at the MLB All-Star Game. From Bucky Walters and Pete Rose to Frank Robinson and Devin Mesoraco, the artifacts date back to the first Midsummer Classic in 1933. The exhibit also includes interviews from current and former Reds All-Stars and video highlights of this select group. Also on display are items associated with the four All-Star Games played in Cincinnati from 1938, 1953, 1970 and 1990.

Tony Perez

The Tony Perez exhibit gives fans an up close and personal look at the playing career of the "Mayor of Riverfront." Complete with numerous artifacts from Perez' playing days, fans will get to see items used by the "Big Doggie" himself during his 23-year Hall of Fame career. Playing in parts of three decades, Perez was not only a fan favorite; he was an integral part of the success of the Big Red Machine. Fans can see items from all parts of his playing career as well as a video tribute to the Cuban-born first baseman. A visual timeline represents significant events in the life of Perez, from his birth to the present day. Fans will want to be at Great American Ball Park on August 22 for the dedication of a Tony Perez statue on Crosley Terrace.

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is located next to Great American Ball Park at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202.

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

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. 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. Since its inception, 85 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.