Frazier History Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions


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Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer’s Kentucky

October 5, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Acclaimed photographer and native Kentuckian, Linda Bruckheimer, has a unique way of seeing her home state. Her preservationist's eye and historian's sense of detail mean that even the most ordinary becomes extraordinary when captured by her lens. In this Frazier original exhibition, Bruckheimer's beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and authentic images will be paired with the words of Kentucky writers in celebration of the splendor and majesty of theCommonwealth.

 

Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital

October 8, 2017 – February 4, 2018

For more than a century, Norton Children’s Hospital has cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Recognized as a leading pediatric hospital in Kentucky and the Midwest, Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for the health and well-being of all children. The 267-bed hospital and its regional facilities serve over 170,000 patients each year. A History of Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital will explore how this cornerstone of our community has impacted and continues to shape Louisville and the evolution of care for children and families. It will feature a look at the historic beginnings, the latest technological advancements, as well as interactives about prevention and wellness.

 
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Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty

November 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Nutcracker: The Exhibition celebrates the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition in the Louisville community for over six decades. The exhibition features original costumes, stage models, set recreations, photographs, and other artifacts from Nutcracker performances past and present.  Hands-on interactive activities further allow visitors to explore the history and magic of this enchanting ballet.  Whether you’re a longtime fan or a Nutcracker novice, this exhibition is sure to inform and delight! 

 
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The Great War:  Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection

September 2, 2017 - Winter 2019

 

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 29, 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...