Frazier History Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Nutcracker: The Exhibition

November 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Nutcracker: The Exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Louisville Ballet, the state ballet of Kentucky, is a visual and scenic walk through the tantalizing sets and costumes of beautiful Nutcracker productions rooted in Kentucky. This endearing holiday classic has been part of the fabric of our community for six decades and the Louisville Ballet is one of the oldest professional ballet companies in the United States. Recalling historic local presentations guests will journey through the Stahlbaum Party Scene, the Waltz of the Snowflakes, and the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The exhibition will also feature a collection of handmade Nutcrackers, photographs, and other artifacts.

 
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World War I

Fall 2017

Commemorating the 100 Anniversary of the United States of America entering into WWI and all the brave men who served, the Frazier History Museum is presenting an exhibit to be on display in the fall of 2017. It will feature photographs, postcards, uniforms, and personal stories from the Great War. Items on display will include a very rare experimental M1 Helmet made by the Ford Motor Company and WWI Trench Art made by soldiers out of found objects. Visitors will also learn about Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor, one of only 16 camps operating in the U.S. during WWI.  

 
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Magnificent Mona Bismarck

March 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Famous for her trademark silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and uncompromising sense of fashion, Louisville Kentucky native Mona Bismark was the first American to be declared the Best-Dressed Woman in the World, a distinction bestowed upon her in 1933 by luminaries from the world of haute couture. She was mentioned in movies, lyrics and alluded to in books. One of the most photographed socialites in her day, this show will feature extensive images, commissioned by Vogue from photographers of note, and personal portraits by artist Salvador Dali and Savely Sorine, that hung in Mona’s superb homes throughout the world. The show will span five decades of Mona’s personal couture beginning in her Golden Years of the 1930s and concluding in the 1970s upon her retirement from the public spotlight.

 

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...