The Mercantile Library Hosts a Signing for 'Cincinnati’s 150-Year Opening Day History: The Hoopla Started with a Parade'

The event includes a reception and more

click to enlarge Mercantile Library - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Mercantile Library
It’s almost time for Cincinnati to celebrate perhaps its most personal holiday: Opening Day.

This year marks 150 years of the Cincinnati Reds playing baseball in the major league. The Mercantile Library is celebrating a century and a half of Queen City baseball with a book signing and discussion of Cincinnati’s 150-Year Opening Day History: The Hoopla Started with a Parade with the author, Randy Freking.

This book has the whole scoop on 150 years of Opening Day traditions in Cincinnati including information on the Opening Day Parade, stories about local fans and more.

The reception and book signing are free, but registration is required.

6-8 p.m. Wednesday (March 20). Free. The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., #1100, Downtown, 

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