Frazier History Museum

Dusty Bottle: Evan Williams
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Dusty Bottle: Evan Williams

Join Artisanal Master Distiller Charlie Downs for a rooftop tasting of the 1994 Vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Heaven Hill Distillery has reached into their archives to provide a glimpse into history: pre-fire Single Barrel Bourbon!   This 10-year-old Bourbon is not only a time capsule of flavor, but a chance to taste history that cannot be repeated. This truly unique experience is a must for Bourbon enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

General Admission $75    I    Frazier Members $65

Buy Tickets HERE

Second Saturday: Technological Wonders of the Hunger Games
Aug
12
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday: Technological Wonders of the Hunger Games

This month we will talk tech!  Explore some of the more futuristic aspects from The Hunger Games (holograms, computer-generated beasts, hydroponic food, drones, etc.) as well as all of the modern-day technology that went into the production of the films and exhibition.

“Real or Not Real? How Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and ‘Reality TV’ Impact Our Thinking” Panel Discussion
Aug
31
5:00 pm17:00

“Real or Not Real? How Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and ‘Reality TV’ Impact Our Thinking” Panel Discussion

Exhibit open at 5:00 / program 7:00-8:00 p.m.)  

The worldwide, cultural phenomenon of The Hunger Games explores chilling questions: how can the media be used as a tool for social control? How do citizens discern what is “real” in the world of reality TV? What effect does exposure to violence and suffering have on the thoughts, emotions, and behavior of our citizens – including our children. A panel of media specialists debates these timely questions, with audience participation.

Program + exhibit admission: $27.50 general admission/$16 to Frazier members.
Program only: $12 general admission/FREE Frazier Museum members

Members RSVP HERE.
Buy General Admission tickets HERE.

An Evening with Bourbon Master, Bill Samuels, Jr.
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening with Bourbon Master, Bill Samuels, Jr.

Spend a remarkable evening at the Frazier History Museum with Bill Samuels, Jr., son of the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark. Mr. Samuels will lead a tasting of Maker’s 46 and other distinctive Maker’s Mark bourbons while sharing special stories of the history of the industry.

Receive an extraordinary gift for attending – making it an evening you’ll never forget!

Regular:  $40/person; $75/couple         
Members:  $35/person

Classic Participants:  $25/person

Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sep
22
11:00 am11:00

Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament

Named in honor of the founder of the Frazier History Museum, his broad philanthropic investment in the Louisville community,and his lifelong love of history and the artistry of the gun, the Second Annual Owsley Brown Frazier Classic will take place on September 22, 2017 at the Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Kentucky.

The Classic will feature 12 or 20 gauge, double barrel, break action shotguns and awards will be given for the best overall score, best team score, and to the winner of the long bird competition. All levels of shooters are welcome. Participants are responsible for bringing their own shotgun to the event or procuring a rental from Elk Creek Hunt Club (please note there is a limited supply of rentals available). This is a rain or shine event.

Each participant will receive a swag bag, coaching assistance, golf cart (for four persons), four complimentary boxes of shells, catered lunch, complimentary beverages, and entry to the awards ceremony and reception featuring Kentucky bourbon, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

Participation fees are $250/person or $1,000/team of four.

Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween
Oct
14
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween

We’re always excited for October - there are so many great stories to share!  From fun fiction like our hilarious live adaptation of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the real life scare of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween never fails to capture our imagination.

"An Evening with Poe"
Oct
20
Nov 2

"An Evening with Poe"

Back by popular demand, the Frazier Museum's Historic Interpreters will bring some of Poe's best known works to the stage along with live musical accompaniment by the Tamerlane Trio. Cash bar. Tickets are $20 for general admission/ $15 for Frazier Museum members.

Performance dates:
Friday - Tuesday, October 20-24
Friday - Monday, October 27-30
Wednesday - Thursday, November 1-2

All performances from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.


Mix and Mingle Power of One with Jennifer Lawrence
Jul
14
Jul 15

Mix and Mingle Power of One with Jennifer Lawrence

Together, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and The Frazier History Museum are thrilled to announce The Power of One, a benefit event to support the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and its mission to promote arts awareness “…and positively impact the lives of young people, artists and the organizations that serve them.”

Please join Jennifer Lawrence and The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, for an evening to celebrate The Hunger Games: The Exhibition.

Mix & Mingle Ticket $300 I 7pm-12am
Guests will enjoy passed apps, drinks and access to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition.  They will also enjoy live music by local artist Linkin’ Bridge and the Louisville Crashers beginning at 9pm.

Tickets are limited; event is 21+. To purchase tickets or read more about the event, please click here.

Tickets MUST be purchased in ADVANCE of the event. 
We will NOT be able to accept walk up sales the night of the event.

The Power of One with Jennifer Lawrence at the Frazier!
Jul
14
Jul 15

The Power of One with Jennifer Lawrence at the Frazier!

Together, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and the Frazier History Museum are thrilled to announce The Power of One, a benefit event to be held on the evening of Friday, July 14th at the Frazier History Museum. Jennifer Lawrence, film director, Francis Lawrence, and other cast members from The Hunger Games film franchise will attend in support of the foundation’s fundraiser (all subject to availability).

This event will celebrate how one person has the power to positively impact the lives of young people, artists, and the organizations that serve them. This experience curated for select guests is one that Louisville will never forget! 

The evening begins with a photo opportunity, cocktail party, viewing of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and dinner.

Tickets start at $1000. Specialty-themed drinks from Michter’s™ and hors d’oeuvres from Chef Dean Corbett and a cast of other prestigious Louisville chefs will be served throughout the exhibition experience leading up to a spectacular dining experience in the Frazier’s loft. A star-studded cast of talented local and national musicians, including Linkin' Bridge, and the Louisville Crashers will entertain guests every step of the way.

Power of One Tickets have SOLD OUT
We will NOT be able to accept walk up sales the night of the event.

The Power of One Pajama Party
Jul
13
Jul 14

The Power of One Pajama Party

The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and the Frazier History Museum are thrilled to announce The Power of One Pajama Party, a once in a lifetime event to be held at the Frazier History Museum to support the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and its mission to promote arts awareness and positively impact the lives of young people, artists and the organizations that serve them.

The Hunger Games film franchise star Jennifer Lawrence will attend in support of the foundation’s fundraiser, and guests will have exclusive after-hours access to the exhibit, take part in activities such as stunt choreography 101, elements of archery with Urban Archers, special effects make-up, Peeta’s Bakery cake decorating, and watch a screening of The Hunger Games, the film that started it all. Guests may choose to leave at midnight, after a screening of the film, or make it a night at the museum, and sleep in the Frazier galleries. This event is designed for children 6 and up; children must be accompanied by a legal guardian. A pizza dinner, popcorn snack, light breakfast, and swag bag with autographed poster are all included.


Tickets are no longer available, because this event has SOLD OUT

 

The Masters Series
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

The Masters Series

This exclusive bourbon, brandy, and craft beer event is a chance for visitors to immerse themselves into the pride of the Commonwealth with Masters of Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. In the second event of this crowd-pleasing Masters Series, guests will get a chance to taste products from Maker’s Mark Distillery, Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, and Against The Grain Brewery, while learning about the passion that goes into crafting great bourbon, brandy, and beer. Maker’s Mark Chief Operating Officer Rob Samuels, Copper & Kings Owner Joe Heron, and Against the Grain Owner & Brewmaster Jerry Gnagy, will lead tastings, share stories, and answer questions, that take guests behind the curtain for an experience they won’t soon forget. Guests will also enjoy inspired pairings from premium caterer Wiltshire Pantry. Live a little, come have a taste! 

Price: $28 General Admission, $22 for Frazier Members

Tickets for this program are no longer available for purchase online.
Walk-ups are welcome, or
 call 502.753.5663 should you have any questions. 

Second Saturday: Survival in the Wild . . . and in the City
Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday: Survival in the Wild . . . and in the City

Whether in the woods or your own city neighborhood, nature provides much of what you need to survive. We will explore foraging, medicinal plants, making cordage and other survival skills. Survivalist Austin Hollis will share surprising information about your own backyard and help you make your own natural rope while our friends from Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets will be here to share nature’s most effective remedies for some of life’s ailments.

 

Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series event: “Saving Kentucky: The Greening of the Bluegrass” with Sally Van Winkle Campbell and Thomas Shelby
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series event: “Saving Kentucky: The Greening of the Bluegrass” with Sally Van Winkle Campbell and Thomas Shelby

Frazier’s exhibition, Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass, based on a book of the same name, is a vivid celebration of the stories and places that make Kentucky so very special.  Join us for an evening of conversation with project visionaries Thomas Hart Shelby, descendent of Kentucky's first governor, Isaac Shelby, and Sally Van Winkle Campbell, granddaughter of Pappy Van Winkle, as they share stories behind their work. From tenant farmers to urban revivalists, these Kentuckians have one thing in common: a deep connection to their heritage and a fierce determination to preserve it for future generations. These photographs present a call to each of us to embrace the future with hope, and most of all, imagination, even as we hold tight to the past.

Tickets: $10 general admission/FREE to members of the Frazier Museum.  Price includes light refreshments and cash bar.

To buy tickets, and RSVP,  CLICK HERE.

Erin go Bragh, Y’all: The History of the Irish in Louisville
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Erin go Bragh, Y’all: The History of the Irish in Louisville

The Frazier History Museum and Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) are teaming up once again to bring you a fascinating look at how Louisville’s 19th century Irish community compared to those in other Southern cities. Along with how and why Irish men and women came to the U.S., plus how they survived and eventually thrived, there will be a Louisville-centric look at the 1855 anti-immigrant “Know Nothing” riots and military participation in the Civil War, the overlooked Louisville roots of the Irish revolutionary invasion of Canada in 1866 and more.

Dr. David Gleeson and Dr. Patrick Lewis will lead the discussion. Gleeson is author of two popular books on Irish immigration to the South and professor of American history and associate pro vice chancellor for Research and Innovation at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Lewis is project director of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition at the Kentucky Historical Society and a member of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau.

Tickets: $10 general admission/FREE to members of the Frazier Museum and Kentucky Historical Society.  Price includes light refreshments and cash bar.


TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE
If you have any questions, please call (502)753-5663

Old Forester Speakeasy
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

Old Forester Speakeasy

Listen up all you Daddys and Dames, it’s time to get dolled up and get a wiggle on at the Old Forester Speakeasy at the Frazier History Museum! What better way to get your  Bourbon Affair™  underway than by celebrating Kentucky bourbon’s impact on the world in the Frazier’s Old Forester Speakeasy!

 Our native spirit has a rich history and tremendous persistence on Louisville’s Main Street thriving before & after, and surviving through our country’s noble experiment. We invite you to come celebrate with the only bourbon enjoyed before, during and after prohibition still made by the same company. So grab your squeeze and make a clean sneak to the Old Forester Speakeasy where guests will enjoy Whiskey Row Series tastings, great grub and live music that will have you hoofing all night longTickets are $25  for General Admission,  and $20 for Frazier Members

Tickets for the Old forester Speakeasy are no longer available on line, but walk-ups are welcome tonight! should you have any questions, please call 502-753-5663.

Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty

Doors at open at 6:00pm
Program portion of the Evening runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Rooftop Dinner Portion of the Evening runs from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Join Michael Twitty, chef, culinary historian, and award-winning author and blogger on his mission to reconstruct, revive, and revere the traditional African American foodways of the Antebellum South.  Following the program, an optional Antebellum Chef-inspired dinner and up close experience with Twitty, a  TED Fellow and Smith Fellow at the Southern Foodways Alliance Fellow, will take place in the Frazier’s rooftop garden.

Program : $12 general admission/FREE to Frazier Members
Rooftop Dinner : $100 (includes program portion)

To purchase tickets, please call (502) 753-5663.

Support Stories in Mind: Active Engagement through Storytelling
May
22
Jun 30

Support Stories in Mind: Active Engagement through Storytelling

We need your help to raise the funds necessary to develop a new program at The Frazier called Stories in Mind: Active Engagement Through Storytelling. The program has received ArtsMatch funding, with matching funds made possible by LG&E/KU in partnership with the Fund for the Arts.

When we no longer have the past, we have the present moment. Stories in Mind uses the process of crafting stories to engage adults, primarily seniors, with significant memory loss and allow them to express themselves without fear of being wrong, without restrictions on what can and cannot be said, and without the expectation of recalling memories. The process of creation is one that reflects who we are in the present moment. By creating stories together – even entirely new and fabricated ones – we will build a program to assist people struggling with dementia and their families to refocus on special moments and enjoying their time together.

The Frazier History Museum’s uniquely qualified teaching artists will work with four (4) different nursing care centers in the Metro Louisville region to pilot 12 creative personal interactions with family and caretakers of individuals living with dementia. At the Frazier, our mission is “to ignite the human spirit with thoughtfully-crafted stories to spark curiosity about who we are and our connection to the future.” We are honored to have the opportunity to help spark as many special moments as possible for individuals with memory loss and their loved ones.

Masters Series
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Masters Series

This exclusive bourbon, cocktail and craft beer event is a chance for visitors to immerse themselves into the pride of the Commonwealth with Masters of Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. In our inaugural Masters Series event, guests will get a chance to taste products from Four Roses Bourbon, Peerless Distilling, and Falls City Brewing, while learning about the passion that goes into crafting great bourbon and brewing outstanding beer. Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliot, Peerless Chairman Corky Taylor and Falls City Head Brewer Dylan Greenwood will lead tastings, share stories and answer questions taking guests behind the curtain for an experience they won’t soon forget. Come have a taste!  

General Admission: $28, Frazier Members: $22

Buy tickets HERE

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.

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.