Frazier History Museum

Second Saturday Family Day - Talk Like a Pirate!
Sep
10
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday Family Day - Talk Like a Pirate!

National “Talk like a Pirate Day” is just a week away, and we want to help you get prepared! From pirate-speak to everyday jobs at sea, to a pirate meet-and-greet, and more, we’ll have you ready to head for sea before you leave!

  • Activities include:
  • Nautical knot tying lessons
  • Pirate food taste station
  • Pirate Vocabulary Quiz
  • Hands-on touch station with Pirate-related objects
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Anne Bonny Live Performance
  • Fun Pirate Craft Station

Free for Frazier Members /  Free with regular paid admission 

Kentucky by Design Symposium
Sep
16
9:00 am09:00

Kentucky by Design Symposium

To celebrate our upcoming exhibition, Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture, the Frazier Museum will host a symposium on Friday, September 16 from 9:00am - 3:00pm that examines the intersection of Kentucky history, politics, and arts during a time of national crisis. We are designing the symposium to be a robust learning opportunity for students, teachers, and general public with an interest in Kentucky history, visual arts, political science, public history, cultural and folk studies, historic preservation and museum studies. 

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Frazier Member Exclusive - Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Frazier Member Exclusive - Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Frazier Members are invited to experience the highlights of Shaker Village, a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Start off your day with a guided, walking tour lasting approximately an hour. Then you are welcomed to explore all that Shaker Village has to offer.* Have lunch at the Trustees' Table or check out the new exhibition, Shaker Selfies. Check-in for Frazier Members will be at the Shaker Village Welcome Pavilion. Tour begins at 10am. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 14th to Lauren Wheatley at rsvp@fraziermuseum.org or by calling 502.753.1699. 

Bluegrass Breakfast at the Frazier Museum
Sep
18
9:00 am09:00

Bluegrass Breakfast at the Frazier Museum

Join Garey Farms and the Frazier History Museum for a Rooftop Breakfast

Free Admission!

  • Fresh made sausage, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider; bacon, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider, hash brown casserole, breakfast burrito and muffins by Kentucky’s Garey Farms available for purchase
  • A variety of Kentucky Proud products available for purchase
  • Fresh coffee available for purchase
  • Live music by Gavin Caster
  • Free admission to the Museum’s galleries between 9am-12pm
  • Beautiful views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville
  • Hear Courier-Journal writers talk about their Sunday articles
  • Courier-Journal Sunday newspaper available

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Hip History Night at the Museum - Good Wood Edition
Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

Hip History Night at the Museum - Good Wood Edition

Strike up the bluegrass music, folks! It’s time for Hip History Night at the Museum – The Good Wood Edition, presented by Hilliard Lyons. Come tap your toes to the tunes of the Misty Mountain String Band as they take a break from their national tour to headline our celebration of everything that is cool about Kentucky – from Goodwood Brewing and Longwood Antiques to Louisville Slugger’s famous wooden bat. Did you know the Louisville Water Company once used wooden pipes? Did you know you could make cocktails with beer? Have you always wondered about KFC's secret recipe? We can't tell you what it is, but guests will see how KFC still "does chicken the hard way" with a breading station. All will be revealed during this evening of arts, craft, food, and culture.

Be the first to discover the Frazier’s brand new Pop Up Park (PUP), born from the ashes of a 1916 historic fire, touted as so huge that "every piece of fire apparatus in the City was on its way to Ninth and Main streets." Experience this Main Street hot spot with snacks, music, corn hole, and a full outdoor bar amongst the still visible charred bricks from a century ago.

Throughout the museum, engage with some of Kentucky’s most successful entrepreneurs, writers, artisans, and performers through hands on learning, demonstrations, tastings, and games. Grab a beer cocktail, grab your Kentucky Bingo board, and get ready for a foot stompin’ good time. 

Get a discount on your admission price with a donation to the Neighborhood House!

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Bluegrass Breakfast at the Frazier Museum
Oct
16
9:00 am09:00

Bluegrass Breakfast at the Frazier Museum

Join Garey Farms and the Frazier History Museum for a Rooftop Breakfast

Free Admission!

  • Fresh made sausage, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider; bacon, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider, hash brown casserole, breakfast burrito and muffins by Kentucky’s Garey Farms available for purchase
  • A variety of Kentucky Proud products available for purchase
  • Fresh coffee available for purchase
  • Live music by Lewis Mathis
  • Free admission to the Museum’s galleries between 9am-12pm
  • Beautiful views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville
  • Hear Courier-Journal writers talk about their Sunday articles
  • Courier-Journal Sunday newspaper available
An Evening With Poe
Oct
21
Nov 2

An Evening With Poe

Performances begin October 21 and run through November 2

For more than a century, readers have been terrified, surprised, and delighted by one of America’s greatest storytellers, Edgar Allan Poe. Whether about grisly murder or untouchable love, Poe delivers his audience a new thrill with each tale.

Presenting with a new mini-exhibit, the Frazier Museum's live performers will bring some of Poe's best known works to the stage, including The Raven and The Masque of the Red Death,  along with live musical accompaniment by the Tamerlane Trio.

Do "only this and nothing more," this Halloween season.

All performances are from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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