Frazier History Museum

Teacher Professional Development

The Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of hands-on, engaging professional development sessions for teachers.  Expand your historical knowledge, try out new techniques for your classroom and learn about opportunities at the Frazier Museum, all while having fun and earning much-needed credit hours. 

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First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For one month only, the Frazier History Museum will house one of the world’s most treasured books.  Compiled by fellow actors after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio put into print for the first time such famous works as Macbeth, The Tempest and As You Like It, that would otherwise have been lost to history. Through a partnership with Louisville Free Public Library and University of Louisville, the Frazier is pleased to host the traveling exhibition, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.  On tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the exhibit will be on view from November 10 through December 10, 2016. During the session teachers will enjoy:

  • Admission to the exhibition First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare for a viewing of the Folio and related panels
  • "The Author Being Dead: Bu(r)ying and Selling Shakespeare” – a 45 minute talk from University of Iowa professor Adam Hooks
  • A panel discussion with representatives from the University of Louisville English, Theatre Arts and Fine Arts Department, as well as a co-owner of Hound Dog Press

 COST: FREE to professional educators - The $15 fee for this program has been provided by a grant through the Frazier Museum’s “Bridge to History” Project generously funded by Louisville Metro Government and the UPS Foundation.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required: to make a reservation CLICK HERE


Shakespeare: From the Page to the Stage
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
 5 – 8 p.m.

The Frazier History Museum is thrilled to partner with the Louisville Free Public Library and the University of Louisville to offer a unique learning opportunity for teachers.  These three Co-Sponsors have brought to Kentucky the traveling exhibition, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, on view at the Frazier Museum from November 10 through December 10. Compiled by fellow actors after his death, the volume that has come to be known as the “First Folio” put into print for the first time such famous works as Macbeth, The Tempest and As You Like It, beloved plays that may otherwise have been lost to history.  During this professional development teachers will enjoy:

  • An interactive class session led by Frazier Museum educators and teaching artists
  • Admission to the exhibition First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare for a viewing of the Folio and related panels
  • “Different Times, Different Hamlets:  Some Production History” a 45-minute presentation from University of Louisville Professor Dr. Julia Dietrich(the final installment of the Louisville Free Public Library’s Short Course Shakespeare & the Creation of the Modern Era)

COST: FREE to professional educators. The $15 fee for this program has been provided by a grant through the Frazier Museum’s “Bridge to History” Project, generously funded by Louisville Metro Government and the UPS Foundation.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required: to make a reservation CLICK HERE

 

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