Frazier History Museum

Hip History Night at the Museum - Good Wood Edition
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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Member Perk! Frazier members receive free admission with a donation to the Neighborhood house. Members click here to RSVP

Second Saturday Family Day - Toy Soldiers!
11:00 am11:00

Second Saturday Family Day - Toy Soldiers!

We’re thrilled about the recent opening of our Stewart Toy Soldier Gallery! Enjoy the new exhibit and spend a day built around games and play.

Activities include:

Games from history (learn about them and play!)
WWII gaming demonstrations and tournament
Toy Soldier and object touch station
Special themed live performances
Toy Soldier craft stations, and more

At various times throughout the day, we’ll be giving away some free gaming supplies, generously donated by our friends at “Through the Decades."

Free for members or with regular paid admission.

Bluegrass Breakfast at the Frazier Museum
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
Old Forester Speakeasy at the Frazier Museum
6:00 pm18:00

Old Forester Speakeasy at the Frazier Museum

This night of Old Forester Bourbon fun at the Frazier Museum will awe guests with experiential circus act performances by CirqueLouis, toe-tappin’ Bourbon Jazz tunes by Louisville’s own Billy Goat Strut Revue, delicious bites by Marketplace Restaurant - Theater Square, and a free signature Old Forester Fox River cocktail by Master Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan. 

Guests will sample the delicious confections of Art Eatables Bourbon Chocolate Truffles, while exploring the museum’s gorgeous exhibition about Prohibition and Kentucky – including the Old Forester Speakeasy right in the middle of the exhibit! As long as the evening skies are clear, cocktails will also be served on the rooftop with a beautiful, expansive view of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville.

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An Evening With Poe
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.

Accompanied by a selection of illuminated manuscripts, 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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The Art of the Poster
6:30 pm18:30

The Art of the Poster

The Art of the Poster with Steven Skaggs, Professor of Design at the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute

From the sumptuous posters of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Belle Époque, through propaganda posters of the early-mid-20th century, and on to the iconic pop culture posters of the 1960’s and 70’s, posters reflect the society that produces them. Join Professor Steven Skaggs, head of the Graphic Design BFA track at the University of Louisville, as he puts the poster in historical context and leads a conversation with Julius Friedman, the artist behind Frazier’s newest exhibition, Julius Friedman: Fifty Year Retrospective.

$7 general admission/FREE to Frazier members and University of Louisville students, staff, and faculty. Cash bar. Limited seating, so reserve or purchase your tickets here