Frazier History Museum

Home & Holiday Kentucky Hand-Made Market
Nov
24
to Dec 22

Home & Holiday Kentucky Hand-Made Market

Kentucky Hand-Made Market: Find the perfect unique gift for the holidays while shopping local makers at the Frazier History Museum! There will be crafting demonstrations by Storyteller, Emily Ridings, and Berea College Craft. 

Open during museum hours: Mon. - Sat.: 9am-5pm, Sun.: noon to 5pm

Artisans include:
STORYTELLER | ANNA GREGORY DESIGN | EMILY RIDINGS | JUDY RIDINGS
STEURER & CO. | BEREA COLLEGE CRAFT | CINDY BORDERS JEWELRY
A PRIORI | A. ST. CLAIR | AURORA PARRISH | ELVA FIELDS | KENTCUKY ROYALTY
BRI BOWERS | MAJOR PANCAKES | DAVID KRING CERAMICS

Demonstration Calendar 
November 24th: Emily Ridings: Winter Scarf Demo 
December 1st: Berea College Craft: Broom Making and Basket Weaving 
December 15th: Storyteller: Machine Knitting
More details to be announced!

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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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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

  • Second Baptist Church of New Albany (map)
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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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Member Preview & Reception | Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories exhibit
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Member Preview & Reception | Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories exhibit

Just for members! Not a member? Join HERE!

Come explore the Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories exhibit before it is available to the public. The exhibit will feature the artworks and stories of some of the state’s most recognized craft artists, and include basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, quilting, wooden folk art, and stringer instruments. A light reception will be served during the preview. RSVP by November 11.

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Masters Series
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Masters Series

Immerse yourself in the pride of the commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Guests will also enjoy passed appetizers and Art Eatables Small Batch Bourbon Truffles. Join Brown-Forman Master Distiller and 2017 Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Morris, co-founder of MB Roland Distillery, Paul Tomaszewski, and New Albanian Brewery’s Master Brewer, Josh Hill, as they lead tastings and share stories that take you behind the curtain. Learn about Woodford Reserve’s Wheel of Taste, MB Roland’s Merry Beth and how New Albanian was a catalyst for craft beer.

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Second Saturday - Food Fun!
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday - Food Fun!

This month just seems to revolve around food. From what people of the past ate, to your holiday dinner table, we’re inviting families to explore some surprising things about the foods we think we know.

Joining us will be our friends from the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm with a hands-on activity. We’ll have hands-on objects, games, challenges and even a snack or two to try while you’re here.  

Our Second Saturday programming is included with museum admission (free for Members!).


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An Evening with Poe
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cash Bar

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!!
Try Calling 502.753.5667 to check for availability the night of the show.

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An Evening with Poe
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm - Great Hall Gallery Access and Cash Bar
Show time : 7:30 – 9:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!!
Please call 502.753.5663 for more dates, or to inquire about will call tickets.

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm - Great Hall Gallery Access and Cash Bar
Show time : 7:30 – 9:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm - Great Hall Gallery Access and Cash Bar
Show time : 7:30 – 9:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

Tickets for this performance are no longer available online, please call 502.753.5663 to purchase tickets. Thank you

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm - Great Hall Gallery Access and Cash Bar
Show time : 7:30 – 9:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm - Great Hall Gallery Access and Cash Bar
Show time : 7:30 – 9:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cash Bar

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cash Bar

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cash Bar

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cash Bar

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

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Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe

Doors open at 7PM | Program 7:30 - 8:30PM

Join 7th generation Master Distiller and Bourbon Hall of Fame member Fred Noe for a historic Dusty Bottle tasting in The Spirit of Kentucky®,our brand new Bourbon exhibition. Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson and Booker Noe’s only son, will lead tastings and tell stories about a family that has been making great whiskey since 1795 - a whiskey that is now the #1-selling Bourbon in the world. Come have a taste of Booker’s Rye Limited Edition, and other choice Jim Beam selections. Guests will also enjoy passed appetizers and Art Eatables Small Batch Bourbon Truffles.

Fred Noe will sign bottles purchased at the Museum!

Tonight’s program is SOLD OUT! call 502.753.5665 for questions.

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Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy

5:30-6:30 Galleries Open / 6:30-8:00 Lecture

Sophisticated and well educated, Mary Todd Lincoln seemed poised for success as First Lady. Yet, few women in American history are as controversial
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Join Curator and Assistant Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, as he explores some of the most hotly contested points of Mary Lincoln’s life and legacy and how we can use controversy to better understand history’s many complexities.

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Second Saturday - Halloween!
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday - Halloween!

We’re always excited for October because there are so many great stories to share! This Second Saturday is always a family-friendly day of hands-on fun and mystery.  From great fiction like our hilarious live adaptation of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the real life scare of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween never fails to capture our imagination.  Among other things, you can face your fears at the Table of Phobias, and test your Halloween candy knowledge.

 Joining us this day will be Zach Bramel and Deva North, winners of a Jim Henson Grant and creators of the upcoming play CREATURE: A Puppet Frankenstein Adaptation.  Zach and Deva will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss how they created the magnificent monster from Mary Shelley’s imagination.  They will also help families create a puppet monster of their very own.

Also joining us will be Daniel Sullivan of Pumpkin King Custom Jack-o-Lantern Carving, who can show you some of the finer points of pumpkin carving and help you up your game this Halloween.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit The Table of Fears to see how well you know your phobias (in a fun, silly way). 

At the Candy Challenge, can you sort the Halloween treats in order by the date they first appeared.  You might be surprised – and learn something too. All of this and more!

Our Second Saturday programming is included with museum admission (free for Members!).

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Yard Sale!
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Yard Sale!

We didn’t find any skeletons in our closet, but we did find some swords…

The Frazier History Museum is proud to host its first ever Yard Sale on October 13th!  From kitchen chairs to history books to holiday decorations, we’ve found something for everyone in all of our nooks and crannies. You can even make history with your Halloween costume—we’re cleaning out our inventory of historically accurate reproduction clothing, too!

The sale will go on all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street. The sale is free and open to the public.

While you’re here, enjoy some Halloween fun during our Second Saturday Family Day! All Second Saturday activities free when you purchase museum admission.

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Owsley Brown Frazier Classic
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Owsley Brown Frazier Classic

Named in honor of the founder of the Frazier History Museum, his broad philanthropic investment in the Louisville community, and his lifelong love of history and the artistry of the gun, the Third Annual Owsley Brown Frazier Classic clay shoot will take place on September 28, 2018 at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Kentucky.

The Classic will feature 12- or 20-gauge shotguns and awards will be given for the best overall score, best team score, and to the winner of the long bird competition. All levels of shooters are welcome, and this is a rain or shine event.

Participation fees: $300/person | $1,000/team of four.

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Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY

Tuesday, September 18th, 
Galleries Open 5:30-6:30 pm | Program 6:30-7:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
For more Frazier Programming click here

Nationally-recognized Urban Design Consultant Joshua Poe will explore the racist origins of Louisville’s 1938 redlining maps and the far-reaching impact they have had on our city.  The presentation will introduce how urban design shapes human behavior and end with a discussion of current city planning efforts, gentrification, and strategies to create equitable development in formerly redlined areas. 

Joshua Poe is a pioneer in documenting and exposing how city planning was used as a tool to deny black people land ownership and access to the accumulation of generational wealth. With a B.A. in Political Science from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville, Mr. Poe has worked as an independent researcher, activist, and city planner in Louisville, KY.  His  interactive story map, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY received recognition from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as best-in-class data visualization. He is currently working as an urban design consultant specializing in equitable development strategies for revitalizing neighborhoods.  

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