Frazier History Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

A Morning that Changed the World: Personal Stories of Pearl Harbor

Opening October 25, 2016

It was an early Sunday morning in paradise when warplanes screamed across the peaceful skies of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Over a span of two hours, more than 350 Japanese planes ruthlessly attacked the United States Pacific Fleet, sinking 4 of 8 Navy battleships and killing more than 2000 Americans.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack, Personal Stories of Pearl Harbor delves into this fateful event with stories told by people who experienced this moment in history.  

Expressing profound shock and feelings of overwhelming fear, anxiety, anger and ultimately, patriotism, this exhibit will feature the Rex Knight Collection of  letters, photographs, and mementos from both servicemen and civilians that will leave visitors with a heightened feeling of a “connection” to the individuals that experienced those long two hours of horror and chaos. 

With the enormity of this Sunday morning event a reluctant America was propelled into World War II. The world was forever changed. 


First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

November 10 - December 10, 2016

A national traveling exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, brings one of the world’s most treasured books to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. Thanks to a grant from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the American Library Association, the Frazier History Museum, University of Louisville, and Louisville Free Public Library will co-host the exhibit at the Frazier History Museum, November 10 – December 10, 2016. More...


White Christmas: The Exhibit

November 17, 2016 - January 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, White Christmas: The Exhibit will be on display this holiday season! Visitors will see costumes, posters, and memorabilia from the 1954 classic film starring Kentucky's own Rosemary Clooney, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. On loan from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, KY, the exhibit includes authentic props from the film with several costumes — including the blue dresses Clooney and Ellen wore as they sang “Sisters” – where visitors will hear the stories behind the objects and characters of White Christmas. More...


Holidays Around the World

November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017

In its 7th year at the Frazier History Museum, this culturally rich display of trees, lights and traditional objects, each created by local residents, showcases holiday celebrations throughout Louisville’s growing and diverse ethnic communities.




Future project: Expanded Bourbon Experience and Visitor Center in Partnership with the Kentucky Distiller's Association

The Frazier History Museum has announced that the Museum will explore and develop the concept of a new and expanded Bourbon experience that will include a visitor center and, in partnership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), will serve as an official starting point to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. More...