Frazier History Museum

The Frazier History Museum presents
Hip History Night at the Museum: The Good Wood Edition!

September 29, 2016
5:30 - 9:00

Step into an evening of live music of the Misty Mountain String Band, arts, crafts, and culture featuring sights, sounds, and flavors from the Bluegrass State.

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 amongst the still visible charred bricks from a century ago and wet your whistle at the full outdoor bar to the tunes of Squallis Puppeteers’ DJ Hippie Johnny.

Swing Louisville Slugger replicas of Babe Ruth’s wooden bat and Ken Griffey, Jr.’s lightweight Slugger. In the Maker Space, you’ll see a block of Northern White Ash turned into a baseball bat, and bourbon barrels and reclaimed wood transformed into artisan furniture. Before you head inside, grab a bag of kettle corn from Gallrein Farms and test your aim at Kentucky corn hole.

Have you always wondered about KFC's secret recipe? We can't tell you what it is, but step inside to see how KFC still "does chicken the hard way" with a breading station and finger-lickin’ good tastings! Get your picture taken with Kentucky’s most famous Colonel – and don’t forget to wish him happy birthday!

Tap your toes in the Great Hall to the old-timey Americana Bluegrass tunes of Mistry Mountain String Band – and stick around to test your KY IQ during music breaks for Kentucky Bingo, presented by Hilliard Lyons, with lots of local prizes. Head up the stairs and step into our critically-acclaimed new exhibit, Kentucky by Design, highlighting masterpieces from Kentucky’s past, including a wooden corner cabinet crafted by Abraham Lincoln’s father. As the scenery changes, so do the sounds: Amos Hopkins takes you back to a different time and place with his five-instrument, one-man band.

From beekeeping and style-making, step into a world of discovery with fun and special programs centered on our theme: Good Wood. See how Cellar Door chocolate travels from the cacao tree to your taste buds, and taste how beer touched by wood makes Goodwood Brewing a Hip History favorite with a beer cocktail. The Courier-Journal’s Jere Downs will take you back in time to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, where explorers used highly unusual means to make acorns edible. Celebrate September as National Beekeeping Month with Kentucky’s top beekeeper, Tammy Horn, and taste the intricate differences between alfalfa, avocado, and blueberry honey.

The third floor will come alive with costumed performances by Frazier Teaching Artists as they go back in time to entertain guests in the Prohibition and Kentucky and Lewis and Clark Experience exhibitions. 

All ages are invited to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Kentucky.

With the Frazier’s location at 9th and Main Street and a dedicated mission to enrich our community, we are pleased to partner with Neighborhood House, breaking the cycle of poverty for children and families in the Portland community of Louisville, KY.

Bring in a jar of peanut butter as a donation to the Neighborhood House food bank, and receive $5 off your admission - good for adults, members, and children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are free. If you purchase a ticket at the discounted price and are unable to bring your jar when the day comes, it's not a problem - that will just be $5 at the door. 

*Frazier Museum Members receive free admission with their Neighborhood House donation! Please RSVP below.*

One food bank discount per ticket. All ticket sales are final.

Frazier Museum Member Perk! 
Frazier Museum Members receive free admission with their Neighborhood House donation! 
Members must RSVP