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. 


The History and Artistry of Kentucky’s State Capitol Building
Teacher Professional Development
Saturday, November 4, 2017 /1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Explore the history and artistry of Kentucky’s State Capitol building as captured by Thorney Lieberman, renowned architectural photographer, in his new book of photography, The Kentucky State Capitol Building.  Featured as the cover story of Kentucky Monthly in August, 2017 the magazine complimented the lush photographs: “Lieberman succeeded as well in capturing the stately elegance of this magnificent building,” high praise for a building that has been dubbed “the most beautiful, historic building in Kentucky.”  In this professional development session teachers will:

  • Meet and enjoy a presentation by Thorney Lieberman and Jon Park, Director of Constituent Services for Governor Bevin and author of the book’s Introduction. The two presenters will share stories of the grand building, as well as the process of photographing and developing the book.
  •  Participate in an interactive session led by staff from The Kentucky Historical Society as they share activities, ideas, and primary source documents related to the history of Kentucky’s current capitol building
  •  Explore another collection of Kentucky-related photography, the beautiful, amusing, heartbreaking images in the Frazier’stemporary exhibition, Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer’s Kentucky
  • Discover and share thoughts/personal experiences with other teachers on lessons related to the state capitol, local & state government, and photography/the power of an image
  • Receive resources ready for immediate use in the classroom

The cost is 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 LG&E/KU Community Investment Fund.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required: to make a reservation click here.