Frazier History Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition

April 1 - September 10, 2017

The Hunger Games:  The Exhibition invites visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created in the films. More than one thousand authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives, and detailed set recreations reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought the incredible story to life. Visitors follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay. The exhibition features seven galleries including District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.

Highlights include iconic costumes from the films, such as the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna's sketchbook and Katniss's bow; and interactives, including an exploratory map of Panem, a gamemaker's control table, and a stunt choreography interactive. 

Purchase tickets for The hunger Games: the Exhibition HERE

 

 

Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass

Spring 2017

Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass is a photographic celebration of the stories and places that make Kentucky so special. With photographs by Thomas Hart Shelby, a descendent of Kentucky's first governor, Isaac Shelby, and thoughtful text prepared by Sally Vanwinkle Campbell, a granddaughter of Pappy Vanwinkle, these engaging Kentucky stories leap off the page and into our hearts. From tenant farmers to urban revivalists, these Kentuckians have one thing in common: a deep connection to their heritage and a fierce determination to preserve it for future generations. These photographs present a call to each of us to embrace the future with hope, and most of all, imagination, even as we hold tight to the past. Featuring stories from Lucille Carloftus in Livingston, Nancy Newsom Mahaffey in Caldwell County, the Mattingly Family of Barren County, Kentucky, Saving Kentucky presents a sampling of what makes Kentucky so unique. 

 
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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.  

 

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...