Frazier History Museum

SECOND SATURDAY: Mother's Day
May
9
11:00 am11:00

SECOND SATURDAY: Mother's Day

  • Frazier History Museum

The Frazier Museum is pleased to offer family friendly programming from 11:00-3:00 on the second Saturday of each month!  Join us in May to celebrate Mother’s Day!

History is full of important people, but we can’t think of one who’s more important to us than our mothers. Spend the afternoon with us learning about famous and not-so-famous mothers in history. 

There's no need to register to be able join in on the fun! Programming is included with the cost of admission and free for Members.

“Noh Theatre” by Master Atsuyoshi Asano
May
17
2:00 pm14:00

“Noh Theatre” by Master Atsuyoshi Asano

  • Frazier History Museum - 1st Floor Theatre

The Frazier History Museum is honored to host Master Atsuyoshi Asano of the Kanze Noh School in Kyoto, Japan. Asano Sensei is an esteemed practitioner of Noh Theatre, the traditional form of Japanese theater involving music, dance and drama. Asano Sensei’s students will perform a few short dances from warrior plays, known as shura-mono, in which ghostly warriors garbed in elegant battle dress reenact their last battle. Asano Sensei will sing the chorus and play percussion and flute.

In addition to the performance, Asano Sensei will demonstrate the drumming, costuming and the wearing of the mask that are such essential components to this unique art form.

FREE for members or with paid Museum admission. Members, please RSVP here.

*Exclusive Lewis & Clark + Corps of Discovery Member Event* Collection Connection
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

*Exclusive Lewis & Clark + Corps of Discovery Member Event* Collection Connection

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This event is exclusively for members of the Lewis & Clark Leadership Circle and Corps of Discovery Membership Circle. This will be an evening where guests can come explore the museum’s collection, learn how objects are selected for exhibitions, how the museum cares for the objects housed in its collection, how the objects fit with the museums mission, and enjoy an opportunity to view objects not on display, as well as a chance to see some of you favorites out from behind the glass.

Learn more about Membership here!

*Exclusive Lewis & Clark + Corps of Discovery Member Event* Kentucky Collectibles
May
29
1:00 pm13:00

*Exclusive Lewis & Clark + Corps of Discovery Member Event* Kentucky Collectibles

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 The Frazier History Museum is playing host to the fourth season of Kentucky Collectibles! And the Lewis & Clark Leadership Circle and Corps of Discovery Membership Circle are invited to an exclusive preview event!   Please join us for a special session with the expert appraisers and you are encouraged to bring up to two items for appraisal, and have an opportunity to appear on the new season of Kentucky Collectibles.

Learn more about Membership here!

Arts & Culture Day on the Waterfront
May
31
11:00 am11:00

Arts & Culture Day on the Waterfront

  • Waterfront Park Brown-Forman Ampitheater and Lawn

Come out to the Waterfront and enjoy hands-on art and culture for all ages at the Brown-Forman Ampitheater and Lawn.  This free event is located at 1217 River Road in Louisville.

Enoy art making, performances, prizes and food trucks. 

Activities provided by the following Arts and Cultural Attractions member organizations:
The Speed Art Museum
Louisville Orchestra
Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Opera
Kentucky Shakespeare
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft
Louisville Youth Choir
Belle of Louisville
Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players
Kentucky School of Art
Preservation Louisville
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Arts Association of Oldham County
Looking for Lillith
Riverside: The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Good Garbage
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Louisville Water Company
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville Ballet
Carnegie Center for Art & History
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Muhammad Ali Center
Crane House: The Asia Institute
The Frazier History Museum
Fund for the Arts
Drama by George
Louisville Visual Arts Association
and many more!

SECOND SATURDAY: Kindergarten Countdown: Explore Your Hometown
Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

SECOND SATURDAY: Kindergarten Countdown: Explore Your Hometown

  • Frazier History Museum

The Frazier Museum is pleased to offer family friendly programming from 11:00-3:00 on the second Saturday of each month! 

Join us in June to spend an afternoon exploring our hometown.  In additional to SECOND SATURDAY crafts, activities and performances we will also be celebrating children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall.  Kindergarten Countdown is a partnership between Metro United Way, Louisville Metro, LFPL, JCPS, and PNC Bank with support from cultural and educational institutions throughout the county. The goal is to support children’s transitions into kindergarten and the Frazier is happy to take part!

There's no need to register to be able join in on the fun! Programming is included with the cost of admission and free for Members.  (Children wearing their 2015 Kindergarten Countdown t-shirt, along with one adult, will receive free admission)

The Origins of Magna Carta
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

The Origins of Magna Carta

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“The Root of Law: King John, the Barons’ Revolt, and the Origins of Magna Carta”

by Andrew Rabin, Associate Professor, Department of English, UofL

On June 15th, 1215, King John and his barons met in a field near Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta, a charter often viewed as the foundation of our modern notions of law and liberty. On June 15th, 2015, please join us to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The event will feature a dynamic, multimedia presentation by Professor Andrew Rabin, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Medieval Studies Program at the University of Louisville. Learn the dramatic true story of the document that shaped modern democracy! Teacher professional development session will be offered before presentation. Cash bar.  Limited seating, so reservations recommended. Doors open at 6:00, presentation begins at 7:00.

Free for Members, UofL students, faculty and staff!

$7 General Admission. Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.

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“Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose” by Prof. Lee Dugatkin, Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Biology, UofL
Jul
26
2:00 pm14:00

“Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose” by Prof. Lee Dugatkin, Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Biology, UofL

  • Frazier History Museum

Sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society:

The story revolves around three fascinating individuals: Thomas Jefferson; the French Count and world-renowned naturalist, George-Louis Leclerc Buffon; and a very large, dead moose.  Their interactions lay at the heart of an amazing tale in which Jefferson obsessed over this moose he believed could help quash early French arrogance that claimed that all life in America was "degenerate," weak and feeble.  Jefferson’s goal was to demonstrate that the fledgling America republic America was every bit the equal of a well-established Europe. This is a tale of how what started out in the Revolutionary War era as an international dispute over natural history, quickly took on important political overtones. FREE with museum admission.

FREE for members or with paid Museum admission. Seats are limited so please RSVP here.


The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth: A Twitter Event
Apr
21
Apr 26

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth: A Twitter Event

From April 14th - April 26th, Frazier staff are teaming up to re-frame the Booth manhunt within a 21st century context. For twelve days in April 1865, a nation anxiously awaited news of the greatest manhunt in American history: the frenzied search for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Now, 150 years later, Frazier’s Programming Department re-imagines that search using social media platform, Twitter. Drawing upon headlines, first-person accounts, and court testimony, the story is told in “real time” in reports of 140 characters or less! 

 

 ”Sic Semper Tyrannis” &  More
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

”Sic Semper Tyrannis” & More

  • Frazier History Museum

Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Frazier Museum. Free for members, $7 General Admission.

On the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, Frazier presents “Sic Semper Tyrannis”, a 40-minute performance on the life of – and eventual manhunt for – John Wilkes Booth. Frazier staff are also teaming up to re-frame the Booth manhunt in a 21st century context. Admission includes gallery access and cash bar. 

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Exclusive Member Opening of “The Lewis & Clark Experience”
Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

Exclusive Member Opening of “The Lewis & Clark Experience”

  • Frazier History Museum

*For members only* Join us for a sneak peak at our latest exhibit, "The Lewis & Clark Experience." Enjoy family activities, light appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  FREE and exclusively for members. Learn more about Membership!

Lewis & Clark and Corps of Discovery Members will get an opportunity to enjoy special V.I.P access to the exhibition before it is opened later in the evening to general members. With the use of their V.I.P badges they will receive complementary drinks for the evening.Learn more about the  Lewis & Clark Leadership Circle!