Frazier History Museum

2016 -2017 Homeschool Programs

The Frazier History Museum is pleased to offer a selection of unique, educational programs for homeschool families.  Every program includes interactive, hands-on learning experiences as well as a live performance by one of the museum’s Teaching Artists, talented actor/historians.  

Homeschool Program Details

Cost: $7.00 per person / $6.00 per person for Frazier Museum members (Please note: due to space restrictions, all family members, including adults and young siblings, are subject to program cost.)

Program format: Parents enjoy Frazier Museum Homeschool Programs along with their children. Programs are designed to include intergenerational, interactive hands-on learning experiences as well as a live performance by one of the museum’s Teaching Artists, talented actor/historians. 

Location: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202  

While you are here, why not make a day of it?  The Frazier is conveniently located on Museum Row in downtown Louisville, within walking distance to many restaurants and other cultural venues.  For more information visit

Alternate Dates: The date listed won’t work for you?  No worries!  Simply gather together a few families and schedule a fieldtrip date that works for your schedule.  The Frazier Museum is happy to run any guided program for 15 students or more.  Call (502) 753-1045 to learn more.

Tales of Poe Edgar Allan
Poe student matinee performance

Thursday, September 29, 2016
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Recommended for 5th – 12th grades

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 ethereal and untouchable love, Poe delivers his audience a new thrill with each tale.  This fall, actors from the Frazier Museum Programming Department will bring several of Poe’s best known works to the live stage, fully engaging students with his poems and stories.  The visit also includes a “Spooky Scavenger Hunt” in the museum galleries. Poems and stories included:  Alone / The Raven / The Bells / Masque of the Red Death / A small collection of love poem.


Shakespeare’s First Folio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Recommended for 4th– 12th grades

Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to view first-hand one of the world’s most treasured books.  Compiled by fellow actors after his death, the First Folio put into print for the first time such famous works as Macbeth and As You Like It, that would otherwise have been lost to history.  During the two-hour program students will experience an interactive class session, investigate the national traveling exhibit First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and view a live performance by one of the museum’s talented actors. To learn more about “Will in the Ville”, a community-wide celebration of Shakespeare-themed programming organized by exhibition Co-Sponsors Frazier Museum, University of Louisville, and Louisville Free Public Library, visit

Holidays around the World

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (on-going arrival time)
Recommended for K - 5th grades

This winter the Frazier Museum will once again host “Holidays around the World”, a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities.  Join us to experience this festive and educational exhibit while enjoying a holiday celebration with other homeschool families.  Activities will include a tree scavenger hunt, craft & activity tables, holiday music, live performances and much more.  Participants will also have access to all temporary exhibits including White Christmas. 

For this homeschool program only, museum members and children 4 and under are FREE, though pre-registration is required by all who plan to attend.

Pearl Harbor: A Morning that Changed the World

Monday, February 6, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Recommended for 4th – 12th grades

It was an early Sunday morning in paradise when warplanes screamed across the peaceful skies of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Learn more about this fateful moment in history through the personal stories and personal effects of the people who lived through it: tourists, nurses, local residents and, of course, American and Japanese servicemen and women.  Students will complete an investigation guide in the temporary exhibit A Morning that Changed the World: Personal Stories of Pearl Harbor and view a live performance by one of the museum’s talented actors.  

History in Miniature

Friday, April 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Recommended for K – 5th grades

The Frazier History Museum is proud to possess one of the premiere collections of toy soldiers in the United States, soon to be housed in the Stewart Toy Soldier Gallery opening in late September, 2016.  During this engaging program we’ll use the collection to not only talk about tiny things from history and personal collections; but as a lens to study the regions and history of Kentucky.  Students will create their own 3D map of Kentucky adding miniature figures, landmarks and architecture to the display.  In addition they will enjoy investigating the Stewart Toy Soldier Collection, hands-on time at our toy soldier play tables and a live show!