Frazier History Museum

Tiger Tales Day
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Tiger Tales Day

An Opportunity for Tiger Cub Scouts to meet all seven requirements for the Tiger Tales Adventure Loop/Badge.

Station activities begin at 10:00 am; 1st required class begins at 11:00 am(sold out) 2nd required class begins at 12:00pm  (we recommend you arrive by 11:30 for non-class activities, though)

Join us for a fun day of learning and earning!  Tiger Scouts (with chaperone) in attendance will have access to an assigned class session (with chaperone) and complete other on-site station activities to fulfill all of the  requirements for the “Tiger Tales” Adventure Loop/Badge!

Scouts in attendance can expect to participate in music, art and even see a live tall tale performance as they work towards their adventure loop. 

Scout groups or individual families are invited to attend.

$8 each for Scouts, siblings and adults. Pre-registration/payment required, enrollment is limited and can be done HERE.

The first class session will be at 11:00am. As registration requires, we will work to add class sessions to accommodate additional attendees.  When the first session is filled up, we will open another session.  Please feel free to call Mick Sullivan at (502) 753-5660 with questions or for any clarifications.

Bourbon Classic Bottled in Bond Presented by Old Forester
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Bourbon Classic Bottled in Bond Presented by Old Forester

Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act at the Frazier History Museum: 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Purchase Tickets HERE

Join Jackie Zykan, Old Forester's Master Bourbon Specialist,  for a walk through bourbon history, focusing on a unique moment in time, the passing of the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act. Zykan will use samples of Old Forester's Whiskey Row Series to illustrate the long heritage of bourbon. 

  • Old Forester 1870 "Original Batch"
  • Old Forester 1897 "Bottle-in-Bond"
  • Old Forester 1920 "Prohibition Style"
  • Old Forester Signature 100 Proof

A reception prior with lite bites will take place from 7-8 p.m. in the Frazier Speak Easy, followed by the presentation in theater area on the first floor.

HIP HISTORY: The Green Edition
Mar
30
5:30 pm17:30

HIP HISTORY: The Green Edition

Hip History is back and better than ever in 2017! Step into a Kentucky Fried evening of fun with live music, arts, crafts and culture, featuring sights, sounds, and flavors from the Bluegrass State for the whole family to enjoy!

2016 Rockygrass Band Contest winners  The Wooks will keep toes tappin' throughout the night with their special blend of Kentucky Rhythm & Bluegrass. Test the sharpness of your KY IQ, during Kentucky Bingo, and maybe win big, with  prizes courtesy of Hilliard Lyons, KFC/Yum, Goodwood Brewing Co., Louisville Water,  and Cellar Door Chocolates. 

In keeping with the Green theme, activities during this edition of Hip History will highlight creative ways to engage with, and learn about local agriculture, farming, and environmentally responsible business practices.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE

We are pleased to partner with Neighborhood House, breaking the cycle of poverty for children and families in the Portland community of Louisville, KY. Bring a can of vegetables (at least 14 oz) as a donation to the Neighborhood House food bank, and receive $5 off your admission - good for adults, members, and children ages 5-17.


Second Saturday: The Stories of Louisville - 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday: The Stories of Louisville - 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs

If "A picture is worth a thousand words,"  then you are in for a whole lot of stories!  The Frazier’s newest exhibition, 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs, will be the centerpiece for this day full of terrific tales of our own hometown. Photographers Pat McDonogh and Bill Luster will be present in the gallery from 11:00am - 1:00pm, to discuss and answer questions about the images in the exhibition. 

While you're here for Second Saturday, join us in our community art project to create a large colorful map of Louisville and help us by creating 3D markers for the people and places YOU think are important.

Kids can make a toy guitar in honor of Sylvester Weaver, an African American Louisville musician who made history.

Explore our galleries with a special African American History Guide Visit our hands on touch stations and see the day's live performances.

 

Music of the Bluegrass: John Jacob Niles and the Art of the Dulcimer
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Music of the Bluegrass: John Jacob Niles and the Art of the Dulcimer

6:00 doors open / 6:30-7:30 program

Ron Pen, Professor at University of Kentucky and Director of the John Jacob Niles Center at UK, is an expert in early folk music, including traditional, country, and bluegrass styles. He will lead a discussion on the dulcimer, favored instrument of American songwriter and balladeer John Jacob Niles. Niles’ collection of dulcimers from luthiers of the southern Appalachian Mountains reflects a uniquely American aesthetic

Cash bar.

Tickets are $10.00 General Admission / Free for Members

Seating is extremely limited, members must RSVP   

To purchase tickets, click HERE

African American History Month Saturday Performance Series :The Bootleg King
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

African American History Month Saturday Performance Series :The Bootleg King

THE BOOTLEG KING: This interpretation chronicles the rise and fall of George Remus, “King of The Bootleggers,” who built a multi-million dollar operation from bootlegging and speakeasies during the early years of Prohibition. Told from the point of view of an African American bartender, this performance also addresses the segregation between those who served and those who imbibed.

The Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series Presents: 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs: The Conversation
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series Presents: 100 Great Courier-Journal Photographs: The Conversation

7:00 doors open / 7:30-8:30 program

Join four outstanding C-J Photographers and Emmy Award winning Broadcaster Andy Treinen, as they explore 100 of the greatest images ever captured by the Louisville Courier-Journal. In its 150 year history C-J photographers have recorded the beautiful, the tragic, the celebratory and the controversial moments of life in our region. These snap-shots will take visitors through time-and-place and display in crystal clarity that a picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. 

Guests at the Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series will learn how these 100 photographs were selected among the hundreds-of-thousands that have made it to print in the Courier-Journal. The near-century of curated photography will also sadden, confuse, amuse and inspire. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from the best in the business about their craft, culture and the culmination of a snapshot resulting in the perfect image.

Tickets are no longer available for this  SOLD OUT event. 

Second Saturday: The History of Every Day Objects
Jan
14
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday: The History of Every Day Objects

Toilet Paper, Elevators, Exit Signs. Everything’s got a story! 

Our friends from The Thomas Edison House will join us for a fun day, and we’ll have a lot of great activities for learning about the history of objects you might have never considered. 

11am - 1pm Yolanda "Yo Yo" Baker, also known as the Go Go Grandma,  maker of sparkling disco balls here at Louisville's Omega National products, for almost 50 years will give a presentation on her craft. We will be giving away a Disco Ball to one of our lucky visitors!

We will be debuting our new initiative, the Quarterly Grandparent's Lounge.  Grandparents and those in their care will be invited to relax, take light refreshments, and engage in some quiet event-themed activities.

Second Saturday Activities include:

  • Hands-on Thomas Edison station with The Thomas Edison House
  • An Everyday Object Scavenger Hunt
  • Timeline Challenges (can you put the objects in order by invention date?)
  • A White Glove table with strange an unusual objects from the past.  Can you guess what they were used for?
  • Crafts, live performances and more!

In addition, our January Second Saturday program is offered as a Kindergarten Countdown event. Children entering kindergarten in the fall and one adult are invited to join us FREE of charge to enjoy a fun and engaging day that will also address school readiness skills. For the full calendar of community events click  HERE

Cabaret Night at White Christmas the Exhibition
Jan
6
7:00 pm19:00

Cabaret Night at White Christmas the Exhibition

Cabaret Night at White Christmas the Exhibition - The Magic of Movie Musicals Fundraiser. Come join us for an evening of fun, food, and entertainment. Your ticket will allow you a private viewing of White Christmas the Exhibition featuring costumes, props, and other artifacts from the Irving Berlin movie musical White Christmas. Also included is The Magic of Movie Musicals Cabaret staring YPAS Theatre and Musical Theatre students and a silent auction with movie and musical memorabilia, theatre tickets, and restaurant gift certificates. This event is a fundraiser to help benefit the theatre and musical theatre students of YPAS, who will be performing at the elite Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland. Tickets are $25

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE