Frazier History Museum

​“History’s Good Guys and Gals” SECOND SATURDAY Family Day
Feb
13
11:00 am11:00

​“History’s Good Guys and Gals” SECOND SATURDAY Family Day

For this Valentine’s Day season, we’ll be focusing on love and community. From Clara Barton to Martin Luther King Jr. to Thomas Merton, we’ll celebrate people who have made a positive difference in the lives of others. Enjoy hands-on objects, great activities, live performances, and Special Guest, the Louisville Free Public Library, who will have stories to read and books to check out. Guests can also enjoy our new exhibit, Thomas Merton: A Familiar Stranger, a man connected to Louisville and committed to community and peaceful togetherness for all of human-kind.

Free for members or with paid museum admission. 

Old Forester Speakeasy Series
Feb
18
5:30 pm17:30

Old Forester Speakeasy Series

Listen up all you Daddys and Dames, it’s time to get dolled up and get a wiggle on at the Frazier, as we step back into history to celebrate Speakeasy Style.

Event features:

  • Live music from Carly Johnson, Greg Walker, Ansyn Banks & Sonny Stephens 
  • Master Bourbon Specialist, Jackie Zykan, mixing specialty cocktails
  • Art Eatables Bourbon Truffles
  • Delicious Dishes from Marketplace Restaurant-Theater Square
  • Cash bar
  • Swing Dance Lessons-New Lou Swing Dance (James Beggan)
  • 20's Era Hair Styling for the Dames
  • A Speakeasy selfie station
  • $200 Jeff Ruby’s Gift Certificate to best dressed guest
  • WFPK Anniversary Celebration

$15 General Admission / $10 for Frazier Members (one signature Bourbon cocktail included!)

Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The Old Forester Speakeasy Series is generously sponsored by Old Forester. Additional support from Art EatablesMarketplace Restaurant-Theater SquareNew Lou Swing and WFPK.

Password is fun. Get your tickets here.

 The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m.

Morgan Atkinson has made a celebrated career out of making films that examine issues of community and culture.  Join us for a screening of Atkinson’s film “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” with an interfaith dialog and a Q&A following the film.  Atkinson describes the film as “the story of Merton in the last year of his life and . . . celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today.” Cash bar. $5 general admission/FREE to Frazier members.  Limited seating, so reserve or purchase your tickets here.

Tiger Tales Day
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Tiger Tales Day

Tiger Scouts, join us this morning and complete all of your requirements for your Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales Badge.  Between music, stories, games, art, and museum galleries, it’s going to be great fun! Station-based activities will be open from 10am-1pm, and a required class session will start at 11am.  Cost is $7/person (scouts, chaperones and siblings), pre-registration/payment required, space limited.  

Details and registration here.

“Medieval History” SECOND SATURDAY Family Day
Mar
12
11:00 am11:00

“Medieval History” SECOND SATURDAY Family Day

From gross stuff like the Black Death, to Knights in shining armor, and a whole host of crazy stories, the Middle Ages are always interesting.  We’ll have armor you can try on, traditional games to play, great crafts, a real-life knight, and much more. 

 Free for members or with paid museum admission. 

 

“A Geography of Holiness: The Photography of Thomas Merton” by Dr. Paul M Pearson, Director and Archivist, Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine
Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

“A Geography of Holiness: The Photography of Thomas Merton” by Dr. Paul M Pearson, Director and Archivist, Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.

This illustrated presentation will explore Merton’s use of the medium of photography in the 1960’s as a means to awaken us to contemplation, mindfulness and peace.

Dr. Pearson explains, “In facing the world of the nineteen sixties Thomas Merton searched for a new voice to break through the ‘emptiness and blindness of the heart of men who have gone crazy with their love for money and power and with pride in their technology.’

One manifestation of Merton’s new voice was though his photography and calligraphies. As the sixties saw Merton writing voraciously on issues of war and peace, nuclear disarmament, civil rights, environmental concerns, and a whole myriad of other social issues so he also turned his hand to photography as another way for him to explore and express his relationship with the world. As he discovered contemplative photography, coining the phrase “Zen photography,” and as he learned to use his camera as a contemplative instrument, he produced images which can cause us to pause, to stop, to learn to see, to see with new eyes what is right in front of us every day.

Cash bar. $5 general admission/FREE to Frazier members and Bellarmine University students, staff, faculty. Limited seating, so reserve or purchase your tickets here.

 

Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass
Mar
23
Mar 31

Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass

Doors open at 6:30 p.m./ Performances begins at 7:30 p.m.

Four Performances:

  • Wednesday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 29
  • Wednesday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 31

Women’s History Month takes center stage at the Frazier with Eve Theatre Company’s original production of Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass! Eve Theatre Company will perform its original production of Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass at the Frazier History Museum on March 23, 29, 30 and 31 as part of the Frazier’s Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky exhibit. This one hour special “Eve-vent” pays tribute to the many women who, over the centuries, have contributed significantly to Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry.

Cash bar. $20 for Frazier members/$27.50 for general admission

Please click here to find out more event information and to purchase tickets.

 “Thomas Merton on Racism: A Spiritual Matrix for Engaging Social Justice” by Father George A. Kilcourse, Jr., noted Merton Scholar and Professor of Theology at Bellarmine University
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

“Thomas Merton on Racism: A Spiritual Matrix for Engaging Social Justice” by Father George A. Kilcourse, Jr., noted Merton Scholar and Professor of Theology at Bellarmine University

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.

Father Kilcourse is a scholar in the fields of Thomas Merton studies, ecumenism, and religion and literature, and the former editor of and frequent contributor to The Merton Annual.  In this lecture, he will explore Merton's diagnosis of the underlying spiritual issue involved in racism in the United States and Merton’s later attention to racism, pulling from a broad spectrum of perspectives: the Black Power movement and Malcolm; X; Native Americans and other indigenous people around the world; the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh; and The Holocaust. 

$5 general admission/FREE to Frazier members and Bellarmine University students, staff, faculty. Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.