$6 After 6 Thru August 10 at Slugger Museum and Factory
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LSMF Launches Six After Six Program for Summer

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory announced today a special Six After Six summer promotion that will allow guests to visit the museum for just $6 on any tour that begins after 6 p.m. The promotion runs July 1 through August 10, when museum hours are extended until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Museum’s extended summer hours July 1 – August 10 are:

  • Monday—Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday—Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“Baseball is the game of summer and that always happens to be our busiest season as well,” said Anne Jewell, Executive Director at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. “Our team is happy to go extra innings if it means we’re able to welcome more guests and provide them with the best possible experience,” she said.

This marks the second-straight year for the expanded museum hours. The move was made to better serve museum guests and to accommodate an anticipated increase in summer attendance. The extended hours are also a result of the popular response from the factory’s weekend bat production. With baseball bats being produced each day of the week, guests are guaranteed to see bats being made on every tour.

Included in the cost of admission this summer is entrance to the museum’s original exhibit, Play Ball, Doc!: The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons. The exhibit includes more than 70 original drawings, paintings and related objects used in the making of Warner Bros. cartoons from the 1930s through the 1960s. The exhibit shows, step-by-step, how animated films were painstakingly drawn by hand, a process now performed by computers.

Play Ball, Doc! joins an already impressive line-up at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. 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.

MROM Launches New Website

Ten of the region’s great museums and attractions located along Louisville’s West Main Street have joined forces to launch a new Museum Row on Main website www.museumrowonmain.com. The revamped site is now mobile-friendly, and features a more modern and bright design. The new look was created by Bisig Impact Group.

“Since its inception six years ago, Museum Row on Main has grown into an impactful partnership, successfully promoting and attracting visitors to Louisville’s cultural corridor along West Main Street,” says Anne Jewell, Executive Director of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. “This new website is designed for guests on the go, adapting to all devices with an attractive new look that better represents the energy and artistry of Museum Row on Main,” adds Jewell.

The new website features “The Main Ticket,” a discounted pass launched last year in partnership with the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The highly popular program allows a one-time entry to the Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky Science Center, KentuckyShow!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and Muhammad Ali Center at a deeply discounted rate of $29.99 for adults and $23.99 for children. Some restrictions apply, please see website for details.

The group also recently welcomed its first new member since the marketing partnership was created in 2008 with nine founding members. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience joined Museum Row on Main earlier this year.

Museum Row on Main is a collaborative branding, marketing and promotional effort for museums in the area bordered by 5th Street to the east, 9th Street to the west, Main Street to the north and Market Street to the south.  The members are:

·         21C Museum Hotel

·         Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

·         Frazier History Museum

·         Glassworks

·         The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts
(visual art displays in the lobby)

·         Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

·         Kentucky Science Center

·         KentuckyShow! (a film at The Kentucky Center for the Arts)

·         Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

·         The Muhammad Ali Center

All members of Museum Row on Main offer $1.00 off admission to visitors who show a ticket stub from another member museum that charges admission.  (Visiting the art collections at 21C Museum Hotel and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts are free.)  The discount does not apply to performances at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

LSM&F Remembers Tony Gwynn

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is saddened to hear the passing of Padre great Tony Gwynn. His enthusiasm and love of the game was unmatched. Gwynn also always had a tremendous appreciation for the craftsmanship of his bats. So much so, one of our finishes (black barrel, natural handle) is named in his honor.

Gwynn was the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Living Legend Award Recipient in 2012. He signed with Louisville Slugger on March 4, 1982, and made his Major League debut in July of that year. The two models most commonly used by Gwynn were the C253C and the B267C. He once ordered 29oz bats, but averaged bats around 30.5oz. 

Following his great career, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Gwynn. You'll always be a legend in our hearts.

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