Frazier History Museum

*Exclusive Member Event* Kentucky Collectibles Preview Event
May
29
1:00 pm13:00

*Exclusive Member Event* Kentucky Collectibles Preview Event

  • Frazier History Museum

The Frazier History Museum is playing host to the fourth season of Kentucky Collectibles! And Frazier Museum members 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.

Reservations are required. Only those covered by your active Frazier Museum membership will be admitted. Guest passes are not accepted. Please plan to stay and join us for a cocktail reception from 6:00- 7:00. A cash bar will be available.

Frazier Members, please RSVP here by Wednesday, May 27th.

Learn more about Membership here!

KET’s Kentucky Collectibles 4th Annual Appraisal Fair
May
30
9:00 am09:00

KET’s Kentucky Collectibles 4th Annual Appraisal Fair

Have you ever wondered whether or not you should toss that old lamp in the attic or if your great-uncle's cuff links should be in the wall safe? You can finally get an answer when this year's Appraisal Fair for KET's Kentucky Collectibles program returns to the Frazier Museum!

When you donate $100 to KET, you are guaranteed one ticket to the event, allowing you to bring in up to two items to be appraised by the Kentucky Collectibles experts. Plus, your story and treasure may be featured on the fourth season of KET's Kentucky Collectibles!

For tickets and more information check out http://www.ket.org/kentucky/kentucky-collectibles.htm or call 800-866-0366.

*Frazier Family Program* Torn Within and Threatened Without: An Understanding of the Civil War in Kentucky
May
30
10:00 am10:00

*Frazier Family Program* Torn Within and Threatened Without: An Understanding of the Civil War in Kentucky

  • Cave Hill Cemetery

Frazier Members at the Family/Dual level and above are invited to join us for the next Frazier Family Program.  In partnership with Cave Hill Cemetery, Frazier is proud to present Torn Within and Threatened Without: An Understanding of the Civil War in Kentucky. This exclusive, member-only event features the Kentucky Historical Society History Mobile, a guided Civil War tour, professional interpreters, and much more! 

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Only those covered by your active Frazier Museum membership will be admitted. Guest passes are not accepted. Please use the Broadway entrance of Cave Hill.

Frazier Members, please RSVP here by Thursday, May 28th.

Learn more about Membership!

 

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

  • 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!

$7 General Admission. Please 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.

"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.