Frazier History Museum

Preservation Workshop: Your Personal Craft History
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Preservation Workshop: Your Personal Craft History

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories Exhibition closes March 24, 2019

Discover how to preserve your personal craft legacy.  The Kentucky Craft History and Education Association (KCHEA) will present a workshop on recording oral histories, preserving of objects, documenting of individual craft expression and businesses.  Whether you are just starting out or have decades of experience as an artist, this workshop is for you.

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The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion

Doors at 5 pm - Gallery Access 5-6 pm - Discussion at 6 pm

Kentuckiana is used to flooding, but nothing like The Great Flood of 1937 when nearly the entire city of Louisville was underwater, with 70 percent of its residents evacuated.
As part of “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life” and The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard on view now at the Frazier, we revisit one of the city’s greatest natural disasters. Join us as University of Louisville Professor Sarah Strickley reads from her novel in progress Great, based on family narratives tracing a young girl in the aftermath of that historical flood.  Strickley will be joined by University of Louisville Archivist and Historian Tom Owen, as well as Chuck Parrish who worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years.  We’ll look at then and now, and lessons learned by the city and its people.

Included with the price of admission to the Frazier Museum / Free for members
Please note that admission will be paid at the door.

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Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage

Join the Scottish Society of Louisville at the Frazier History Museum as we celebrate Tartan Day, the day honoring Scottish Heritage in North America.

Our friends from the Scottish Society will be here to share the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scotland with any and all interested museum visitors. Learn about the interesting clothing, music, weapons, and foods, even give traditional Scottish dancing a try! All activities are included with museum admission.

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 Take Me to the River: Where Brandy Meets Bourbon
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Take Me to the River: Where Brandy Meets Bourbon

Copper & Kings 5 Year Anniversary Party
Doors open at 6:30 PM | Event runs 7 - 10 PM

After 5 amazing years distilling award-winning Brandy, Copper & Kings is taking it to the river with a Thunder Weekend Birthday celebration at the Frazier History Museum. With Copper & Kings literally aging their barrels to a beat, you can bet music will be at the heart of this party, with Brandy as its soul. 

Speaking of soul, Otis Junior will be performing in the Great Hall, as Ninette with Casey Powell jazz up our speakeasy stage. Throw in a master distiller-led tasting, a signature cocktail or two, and a bit of knowledge from Brandy/Bourbon historian Mike Veach – this could be the biggest blast of your Thunder weekend!  

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Bourbon, Bluegrass, and Barbecue - A Taste of Owensboro
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bourbon, Bluegrass, and Barbecue - A Taste of Owensboro

BOURBON, BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE A Taste of Owensboro
Brought to you by Independence Bank

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to tap your toes to some of the best Bluegrass music in the Commonwealth! And of course, an outstanding Kentucky Bourbon in your hand and some mouthwatering BBQ, Burgoo and Mutton from Kentucky on your plate. A Taste of Owensboro is a party for all, but a celebration of few, featuring the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame,
O. Z. Tyler Bourbon and Ole South BBQ, brought to you by the generosity of Independence Bank. General admission includes a signature cocktail and Bourbon tasting, a taste of Ole South BBQ’s best, and all the bluegrass music you can possibly consume within a 3-hour period.

Come have a taste of Owensboro at the Frazier, Where the world meets Kentucky!
$25 General Admission | $20 Frazier Members

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From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost

Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost is the award-winning author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad and Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom-and Her Long Road Back to the South.

An unforgettable story of heroism and resistance. Enslaved Africans Thornton and Lucie Blackburn planned a harrowing escape from Louisville, Kentucky to Toronto, Canada in 1831. After years of struggle, including imprisonment that led to a public uprising in Detroit, Michigan, they went on to found Toronto’s first taxi company and made their home a haven for others who escaped the ravages of slavery.

Join us for an eye-opening tale of hope, bravery, and Louisville's startling connection to a pivotal point in American and Canadian history.

$15 members | $20 non-members.

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE,
PLEASE CALL (502) 753-5663 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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Black Resistance in Public: Museums and the Long Black Freedom Struggle
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Black Resistance in Public: Museums and the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Join Dr. A. Glenn Crothers and Dr. Lara Kelland of the University of Louisville as they moderate the roundtable “Black Resistance in Public: Museums and the Long Black Freedom Struggle.” It’s free and open to the public. Sign up at https://fraziermuseum.org/panelreservationform

Featuring:

Cheryl Laroche

Karolyn Smardz Frost

Eileen Yanoviak, Carnegie Center for Art and History

Chaz Yingling, UofL

Alicestyne Turley, Berea

Carol Stivers, John Parker House Museum


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It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy

Doors open at 6:30 | Program 7 - 8:30 pm | Event is over at 9:00

Join Angel’s Envy Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Wes Henderson for an immersive look into one of America’s fastest-growing and award-winning premium bourbon brands. Henderson will lead tastings, share cocktails and trace his family’s immense impact on America’s only native spirit. As the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® the Frazier will share Angel’s Envy’s unique story of small batch Bourbon brilliance in an entertaining, interactive, and informative way inside The Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition. Henderson will be available to sign Angel’s Envy bottles purchased on site. Only a limited number of tickets are available and the first 25 to buy will also get a complementary tour of Angel’s Envy’s Distillery. Where other Bourbon’s stop, Angel’s Envy finishes. Come have a taste!

General Admissions $55 | Frazier Members $45

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Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard
Mar
12
11:30 AM11:30

Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard

The Lewis & Clark Giving Society presents their first ever educational lunch series. Join us on March 12 as Peter Morrin, former director of the Speed Art Museum, and John Begley, former director of Louisville Visual Art, co-present about their current project. "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life."Morrin and Begley will also lead a tour of the exhibition they have co-curated, “The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard.”

Cost of admission includes lunch and the presentation. Lewis & Clark members are welcome to bring a guest free of charge.

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Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past

Ever wonder what it would have been like to grow up in another time period? Come spend a fun day making and learning what it was like for girls in your chosen era.

  • Stations open at 12:00 PM. Complete the activities and participate in the scheduled class session at 1:00 PM to receive with your Playing the Past badge.

  • It is not a requirement to book as a group, Scout/chaperone pairs welcome!

  • The Playing in the Past Badge is included for Juniors.

For more info contact Mick Sullivan at (502)753-5660
$10 per attendee (scout, sibling, required chaperone)

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Second Saturday - the Mighty Ohio River
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday - the Mighty Ohio River

Louisville wouldn’t exist if not for the treacherous falls located on the Ohio River.  The Great River spans 981 miles, flows past six states, and provides over five-million people with drinking water today. Through the Harlan Hubbard Watercolors Exhibit, our own collection, and the help of great friends, we’ll spend the day celebrating the history of the river that has given us so much. We’ll have History in Hand stations, special performances, a boat-making craft, activities, and much more. 

Our friends from Water Step will be here to demonstrate the water purification machines and methods they send around the world to help provide clean drinking water for all.

Bring a pair of gently used tennis shoes to receive a $4 discount on admission on March 9th, and Water Step will use the donation to further the cause of clean water.

Program is free with admission to the Frazier History Museum.

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Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day

Attention Tiger and Wolf Scouts! Join us for a fun morning of learning and earning.  Through stories, song, art, and a live performance, you can fulfill all of the requirements for the Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales or Wolf Elective AdventureAdventures in Coins .  No need to book as a troop.  Individual Tiger Scouts with a chaperone are welcomed and encouraged!

  • Concurrent class sessions at 11am for both groups

  • Station-based activities open from 10am-1pm

  • $8 per person (children & adults)

  • Museum admission included

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Masters Series
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Masters Series

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Exhibit open 6:30 -7:30 PM | Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the pride of the Commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Lux Row Distillers Head Distiller, John Rempe will introduce guests to brands new to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, but steeped in amazing Kentucky Bourbon History. Steve Beam will talk about growing up with that iconic Beam name, and how he ended up making outstanding Bourbon at Limestone Branch distillery. Then, before our bottle signings, Gravely Brewing’s Cory Buenning will introduce the crowd to some of the freshest and most imaginative beer you can find anywhere. Toss in small-bites and Art Eatables small batch bourbon truffles and this is a can’t miss Wednesday night!

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W.E.B. DuBois Academy Panel Discussion Featuring:  Dr. John Marshall, Robert Gunn, and Dr. Steven Kniffley
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

W.E.B. DuBois Academy Panel Discussion Featuring: Dr. John Marshall, Robert Gunn, and Dr. Steven Kniffley

Presented by Lean into Louisville and Frazier History Museum
Doors open:  5 pm | Gallery access: 5 - 6 pm | Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 pm

They are 153  young sixth graders who are making history in Jefferson County Public Schools. They are the inaugural class at W.E.B. DuBois Academy, the first of its kind in JCPS with plans to expand. The unique learning environment includes an Afrocentric curriculum and is open to boys from all backgrounds.  Meet the people who brought the school to Louisville, along with an expert in black male achievement with a panel discussion on the need for DuBois, its success, and plans for the future. Join us as we partner with the city of Louisville and its Lean Into Louisville Initiative on Tuesday, February 19th at the Frazier!  

PROGRAM IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION* | FREE FOR FRAZIER MEMBERS

*Frazier Museum Admission is $5 Dollars throughout the month of  February.  Residents of KY and IN must mention  “$5 February” and show proof of residency in Kentucky or Indiana, such as a driver’s license or alternate ID, while purchasing tickets.

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Sharing the Stories: A Legacy of Kentucky Craft Artists
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Sharing the Stories: A Legacy of Kentucky Craft Artists

1 - 2 PM - Enjoy music from the Louisville Folk School and The Black Dog String Band
2 - 3 PM - Panel Discussion

In Kentucky, creative arts are a vibrant part of everyday life and play an important role in our legacy as a state. Join us for an afternoon of conversation with a panel of premier Kentucky artisans as they share the stories of their art form, personal techniques, challenges, and more. Taking place in the museum’s Great Hall, guests will be surrounded by beautiful and diverse forms of folk art and craft traditions in Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories. The exhibit is offered in collaboration with the Kentucky Craft History & Education Association and features artwork from our guest presenters, as well as many other accomplished and talented artisans in the Commonwealth.

Included in the price of museum admission | Free to Frazier Members

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Second Saturday Family Day - Inventions and Innovators
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday Family Day - Inventions and Innovators

Get the most out of $5 February and learn the incredible origins of some very familiar objects that you use every day. With special objects pulled from our collection, crafts, games and performances, we’ll help you discover the incredible origins of the stoplight, Exit Sign, light bulb and more!

We’ll highlight Kentucky-born African American inventor Garrett Morgan, have demonstrations by our friends from the Thomas Edison House, and showcase the talents of student representatives from the award-winning Meyzeek Middle School Robotics Team.

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SOLD OUT Jefferson’s Journey - Launch Party
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT Jefferson’s Journey - Launch Party

Doors open at 6 PM | Access to The Spirit of Kentucky® exhibition 6 - 7 PM
Program 7-8 PM

Be among the very first to experience Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon with founder and owner of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Trey Zoeller. Experimenting with a theory that river travel is what gave Kentucky Bourbon its rich and authentic taste, Zoeller put his hypothesis to the test when he loaded two charred white oak barrels of Bourbon on a boat then sent it down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, into the Gulf of Mexico and up the east coast of the Atlantic over the period of one year, before landing in Brooklyn, New York City. Both the rocking motion of the river and the barrels’ exposure to extreme temperatures during the journey to sea exerted an influence on the Bourbon aging inside them. To gauge these effects, Zoeller used a control variable: he set aside two barrels from the same distillation to age on land in Jefferson’s Crestwood, Kentucky warehouse.

Not only will guests have the opportunity to taste the difference between the barrels that weathered over 365 days of boat travel and those that stayed on land in Kentucky, they will also be the first to have an opportunity to buy the Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon packages. It’s not the destination, after all: it’s the journey.

Small bites for the evening will be prepared by Missy Hillock from Chateau Bourbon, accompanied by Small Batch Bourbon Truffles by Art Eatables.

General admission $45 | Frazier Members $35
Purchase Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon Package $99 | Limit one package per ticket purchased*

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Second Saturday Family Day : Kentucky Crafts
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday Family Day : Kentucky Crafts

Throughout its history, Kentucky has been home to creative people in pursuit of excellence in their craft and today you can meet some of them in person.  Mary Reed and Wayne Ferguson are both artists featured in the Kentucky Craft Luminaries exhibition, and they’ll both be here for Second Saturday to offer visitors a chance to see them work and even give their art forms a try themselves. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a corn husk doll, mold clay with a master, play a dulcimer, see several of our live performances, and much more!

Our Second Saturday programming is included in the price of museum admission (free for Members!).

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Second Saturday
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday

The sights and sounds of the season will be highlighted with music, crafts, and our great holiday-themed live performances. We’ll also be celebrating the wonderful work of some of Kentucky’s finest craftspeople with the Kentucky Craft Luminaries exhibit and a visit by our friends from The Little Loomhouse. Special performances include:
- 11:00 Louisville Orff Ensemble, led by Penelope Quesada, National Finalist for Music Education Grammy.
- 1:00 Louisville Dulcimer Society
- 2:00 Master’s Conservatory Choir

Second Saturday Programming is included in the price of Museum Admission.

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Member Appreciation Breakfast
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Member Appreciation Breakfast

Exclusive Members only Program
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Become a Member HERE!

Members will enjoy a buffet breakfast followed by a tour of Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories, an exhibition featuring the artworks and stories of some of the state’s most recognized craft artists, including basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, quilting, wooden folk art, and stringed instruments. Members will also enjoy double discount day in the Museum Shop. While you are here, be sure to enjoy the Frazier’s Second Saturday for family- friendly events beginning at 11am.

Image: “A” Teapot on Tray by Walter Hyleck. Ceramics

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Local Lives Remembered: Stories of the Underground Railroad
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Local Lives Remembered: Stories of the Underground Railroad

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The Carnegie Center for Art & History, Frazier History Museum, and Friends of the Town Clock Church, collaborate to present a morning focused on local stories of extraordinary people who made the difficult and dangerous choice to escape enslavement -- or to assist those escaping. This event begins at Town Clock Church - 300 E. Main St, New Albany, Indiana

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
10:00 – 11:00 Guests meet history where it happened during a guided tour of Town Clock Church, a historically-significant structure connected to the Underground Railroad. Completed in 1852, the church served as a beacon of hope to freedom seekers across the Ohio River. The historic site is now home for the congregation of the Second Baptist Church of New Albany, at 300 E Main St, New Albany, IN.

11:15 – 11:30 - Take a short walk to the Carnegie Center for Art & History* Enjoy a brief, live performance in the Center’s Auditorium by an Actor-Historian from Louisville's Frazier History Museum. “The Runaway” is inspired by the life of steamboat steward and New Albany resident William Harding, and dramatizes what it may have been like for a slave to attempt an escape across the Ohio River.

11:30 - 12:30 - Learn from Carnegie Center staff about the remarkable Lucy Higgs Nichols, then visit the exhibition“Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols” that guides visitors through Lucy’s extraordinary journey, detailing her life as a slave in Tennessee, a nurse during the Civil War, and her post-war life in freedom in New Albany. Guests are also welcome to visit the highly-lauded exhibition, "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad" the contributions of ordinary people, both free and enslaved, whose courageous acts on both sides of the Ohio River helped overthrow the institution of slavery. *Guests may drive if they prefer to do so. Driving directions will be provided at check-in.

ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT YOU MUST RSVP: EDUCATION@FRAZIERMUSEUM.ORG

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True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service

6 PM - doors open
6 - 7 PM - Access to The Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon Exhibition
7 - 8 PM - Program

Join author John C. Tramazzo as he shares stories featured in his new book Bourbon & Bullets. The names Bulleit, Stagg, Van Winkle, Weller and Elmer T. Lee are royalty on Bourbon store shelves, but the men behind these iconic brands share much more than just great taste in whiskey — they share stories of service and sacrifice for country.

From the American Revolution and the Civil War to the wars abroad in Vietnam and Iraq, whiskey has never been too far from the American battlefield and the stories weaving them together are fascinating. Tramazzo will talk about them as part of this special program. Admission includes a signed book for every guest,tastings of Pappy Van Winkle and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Rye, and select appetizers by Chef David Danielson from Churchill Downs and Old Stone Inn.

General Admission: $60 | Frazier Members and Military: $50

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