Frazier History Museum

Shirley Temple film screening of "The Little Princess"
Jul
3
6:00 pm18:00

Shirley Temple film screening of "The Little Princess"

The Frazier Facebook fans have spoken and they chose "The Little Princess," as the Shirley Temple Film to be shown during our upcoming film screening in celebration of Frazier’s upcoming temporary exhibition Love, Shirley Temple (July 3-8, 2015). 

The film will be shown in the museum’s Great Hall screens on July 3.  Doors open at 6:00 for 2nd floor gallery access and Museum Store “concession stand”, film begins at 7:00. 

Tickets are $10 general admission/ $5 members, and can be purchased here.

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“The Legacy of Shirley Temple” exhibition tour with Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s
Jul
7
6:30 pm18:30

“The Legacy of Shirley Temple” exhibition tour with Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s

Join us for a very special opportunity to tour the Love, Shirley Temple exhibition with Stuart Holbrook, President and chief auctioneer of Theriault’s, the world’s auction leader for childhood objects and the organization responsible for developing and touring the exhibition. 

Hear stories and anecdotes told through the personal childhood collection of movie costumes, dolls and rarely seen memorabilia of legendary child actress Shirley Temple. 

$7 general admission/FREE members. Extremely limited capacity. Doors open at 6:30. Gallery Presentation at 7:00.

To RSVP or purchase tickets, please call (502) 753-5663 because reservations are filling up fast and space is limited! 

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Lewis & Clark”
Jul
11
11:00 am11:00

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Lewis & Clark”

Perhaps the best story in American History, The Lewis and Clark Expedition is full of adventure, larger-than-life legends and incredible characters.  Explore some of the more unusual aspects of the journey with us as we stage performances, offer creative craft sessions and give you the chance to see and touch real objects that tell the story better than any words can.  Of course, your family can enjoy the spectacular Lewis and Clark Experience temporary exhibit which can only be seen at the Frazier History Museum.

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!

“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 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.

Louisville's Best Wedding Show
Jul
26
2:00 pm14:00

Louisville's Best Wedding Show

Join us for an elegant boutique-like wedding show! The show is free to brides and their guests and includes cake and catering samples. You will have a chance to meet with some of the best wedding vendors in Louisville all excited to help you plan your Big Day!

This show is put on by the Louisville Wedding Network and we encourage all brides to pre-register here to avoid waiting in line. 

 

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Happiness Happens Day”
Aug
8
11:00 am11:00

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Happiness Happens Day”

Did you know August 8th has been “Happiness Happens Day” since 1999? Quite simply, it’s a day to celebrate the things that make you happy.  We here at the Frazier LOVE to learn and we LOVE to share that love with others.   Join us as we share some of the stories, crafts and objects that make us the happiest – and while you’re here, we’ll have a few ways to share the things that make you happy. 

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!

 

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Pirates”
Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day “Pirates”

Talk like a Pirate Day is just a week away, so get in the spirit with some Pirate fun through artifacts, songs, pirate tales and creative crafts.  Now, while pirates, on the whole, could be pretty bad people, they still represent the spirit of adventure and the desire for discovery in our eyes today.  They are also a lot of fun and we want to share that fun with you and your family.

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!

“York Reimagined” by Frank X Walker
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

“York Reimagined” by Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker has vividly reimagined the Lewis & Clark expedition from the point of view of York, essential member of the Corps of Discovery – and William Clark's personal slave.  Join us as this celebrated artist, educator, and 2013-14 Poet Laureate of Kentucky reads from his award-winning collection of persona poems: “Buffalo Dance” and “When Winter Come: The Ascension of York”.

Teacher professional development session will be offered before presentation. Cash bar.

$7 general admission / FREE members.  Limited seating. Please click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.

"Kentucky By Design" Book Launch
Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

"Kentucky By Design" Book Launch

All are welcome to join us for the book launch of Kentucky by Design! The opening will  feature talks from Kentucky by Design scholars and contributors, as well as a book signing with the book's editor Andrew Kelly.  The evening will also feature a selection of objects that are featured in the book. 

The catalog is currently available for pre-order through amazon.com and its publication date is set for July 6, 2015. For more information on the companion exhibition, click here!

Please RSVP here by Monday, November 9th.


**Exclusive Member Event** Love, Shirley Temple Member Preview
Jul
2
6:00 pm18:00

**Exclusive Member Event** Love, Shirley Temple Member Preview

Join the Frazier History Museum and one of Hollywood’s most iconic and memorable sweethearts for a sneak preview of Love, Shirley Temple, an exhibit featuring more than 200 items from the actress’s personal collection of movie costumes, dolls, and memorabilia.  Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit, and enjoy a sweet evening with the Frazier!

Cookies and lemonade will be served. Reservations are required.

Please click here to RSVP by Monday, June 29th.

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

The Origins of Magna Carta

  • Frazier History Museum

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

by Andrew Rabin, 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, 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!

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