Frazier History Museum

Transcendentalists and Frederick Law Olmsted
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Transcendentalists and Frederick Law Olmsted

The Frazier history Museum, in partnership with The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville are proud to present this talk about the intersections of Literature and Art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were towering figures in American Transcendentalism, a movement influencing the development of American artistic and intellectual culture.

Join University of Louisville Professors John Gibson (Philosophy) and Alan Golding (English) as they look at striking local connections to Mammoth Cave, the parks of Frederick Law Olmsted, and the art and literature of Harlan Hubbard.

The program is part of the Frazier’s Olmsted’s Louisville exhibition, and is included in the price of admission | free for members.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Masters Series
Aug
28
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, craft beer, and pure water program celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Whisky Advocate’s 2017 Whisky of the Year, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, is just one of the outstanding selections that guests will get to enjoy during the experience. Heaven Hill Distillery Master Distiller Conor O’Driscoll, Hartfield & Co. Head Distiller Andrew Buchanan, Mile Wide Beer Co. Head Brewer Kyle Tavares, and Louisville Water Company scientist Mark Campbell will lead tastings and share stories that take guests behind the curtain for a night they won’t soon forget.

Delicious small bites courtesy of the Omni Louisville Hotel's Falls City Market and our neighbors Art Eatables will provide a sampling of their delectable Small-batch Bourbon Truffles™

Master distillers will sign bottles purchased in the Museum store, so pick up a bottle and make it yours, or make it a custom gift  for a bourbon lover in your life!

Live a little — come have a taste!

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Aug
31
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Aug
31
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - Hate Crimes and Their Resurgence
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - Hate Crimes and Their Resurgence

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
DOORS OPEN 5 PM | ACCESS TO FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITS 5-6 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION 6-7 PM

Panelists: Mayor Greg Fischer, Rabbi Joe Rapport from The Temple, Dr. Muhammad Babar from Muslim Americans for Compassion, Dr. Ricky Jones from Pan-African Studies at U of L, and Chris Hartman from the Fairness Campaign
With Special Invited Guests: Kellie Watson, Louisville’s Chief Equity Officer, Edgardo Mansilla from Americana Community Center, and Cathy Berkey from The Big Table

From the recent shooting in El Paso that appears to have targeted the Hispanic community, to the Christchurch massacre of Muslims, the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, and the shooting of two African Americans at a local grocery store, hate crimes are attacks of violence motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds. As the Frazier History Museum prepares for the Violins of Hope, Strings of the Holocaust exhibition October 17 to 26, we look at hate crimes through history, what they look like today, and a call to action.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Violins of Hope Louisville.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP

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Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky exhibit opening
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky exhibit opening

Join us as we celebrate the rich, mostly untold tale of Kentucky music! Music lovers throughout the Commonwealth are invited to a cocktail reception, a panel with curator Michael Jones, and a performance by the Juggernaut Jug Band.Kentucky is often credited for its role in the development of bluegrass music, but the state has produced seminal figures in nearly every significant movement in American music from ragtime to country, folk to blues, jazz to R&B and classic rock to hip hop. Be one of the first to experience the Sounds of Kentucky!

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Owsley Brown Frazier Classic
Sep
27
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 Fourth Annual Owsley Brown Frazier Classic sporting clay tournament will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 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 a variety of other superlatives. All levels of shooters are welcome, and this is a rain or shine event.

This year we are introducing a reception only ticket to join the festivities at 4PM! Join the shooters for an auction, live music, heavy appetizers, and cocktail reception!

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Moved By Music: Violins of Hope
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Moved By Music: Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope is a testament to the power of music during the most horrific of circumstances, the Holocaust. The violins provided a voice of hope. Music is that universal language of expression that can give hope, offer a voice, bring joy, perhaps solace….music is deeply personal to everyone. Join us on October 20th to express why you are “Moved by Music.” The Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams will open the event with a few words, then play the instrument of his choice. We ask you to sign up to do the same, an open mic will be available to say why you are moved by music, then play an instrument, sing a song, whatever moves you. It can be solo or a group, but set up needs to be easy to accommodate a quick turnaround for the next musicians.

Find more information and more local events at https://violinsofhopelou.com/event/

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An Evening With Poe
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and Beyond the Raven: The Poe You Don’t Know, an exhibition highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and Beyond the Raven: The Poe You Don’t Know, an exhibition highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With Poe

Doors at 7:00 pm - Gallery access and Cash Bar
Show time: 8:00 – 10:15 pm (with 15 minute intermission)

Costumes not required, but encouraged!

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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An Evening With Poe
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Poe

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

Pieces Performed:
The Raven
The Bells
The Tell-Tale Heart
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
A Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

For ten years the Frazier Museum has brought you tragedy, comedy, lost love, mystery, and the macabre – all from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe.  Join us this fall as we celebrate our tenth season of An Evening with Poe showcasing original theatre, live music, Poe-inspired artwork, and an exhibit highlighting Poe’s legacy in pop culture.  It is an event you won’t want to miss!

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

Convenient Parking in the Frazier Lot at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Aug
24
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

Tai Chi | Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Frazier Farm Fresh Friday
Aug
23
11:00 AM11:00

Frazier Farm Fresh Friday

It’s Grow Time, folks! The Frazier History Museum is partnering with local farmers to bring a midday market to our Gateway Garden*, a courtyard situated next to the museum. Shop from a wide selection of fresh Kentucky produce — kale, zucchini, cucumbers, collard greens, tomatoes, beets, squash, and corn, courtesy of the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP), as well as Wells Made Co. nut butters and Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company pies. For lunch we’re serving ready-to-eat, Kentucky-made BBQ sandwiches and a trio of tasty iced tea blends from Boba Fête, available with or without milk: Assam Black, Gunpowder Green, and Jasmine/White Bliss. There will also be live musical performances by Gavin Caster and La Petite Musique.

Get your weekend started right with Frazier Farm Fresh Friday!

*In case of rain, market will be moved into the museum’s vestibule.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Aug
17
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

CHANT FOR PEACE | WEDNESDAYS, 12 – 1 PM

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - Gay Marriage, the Church, and Fighting from Within
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - Gay Marriage, the Church, and Fighting from Within

TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2019.
DOORS OPEN 5 PM | ACCESS TO FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITS 5 - 6 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION 6 - 7 PM

Panelists: Greg Bourke, Michael DeLeon, and JR Zerkowski, Exec. Director of Fortunate Families.
With special Invited Guest Rev. Caitlin Simpson, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    

They were plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, now they’ve created a Catholic Scholarship at U of L for LGBTQ Students.

We talk to the couple about fighting from within, and their belief that you don’t have to choose one identity over another.

This program is Free to the Public thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP using the link below.

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Second Saturday: Hometown History
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Hometown History

No matter how you pronounce it, Louisville has a rich history. Join us for some hands-on fun and learning about our hometown. Learn about buildings on Main Street, long gone islands, and an (eventually) headless king. We’ll have crafts, performances, trivia, and more to share.

Second Saturday activities are included with admission: Free for Members

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Aug
10
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Aug
10
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Frazier Farm Fresh Friday
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Frazier Farm Fresh Friday

It’s Grow Time, folks! The Frazier History Museum is partnering with local farmers to bring a midday market to our Gateway Garden, a courtyard situated next to the museum. You’ll get to shop from a wide selection of fresh Kentucky produce — corn, kale, zucchini, cucumbers, collard greens, tomatoes, beets, and squash, courtesy of the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP), and a range of delicious nut butters, including pumpkin seed and hazelnut espresso, made by Wells Made Co. Cap off your visit with a BLT sandwich, made on site with ingredients from Garey Farms in Paris, Kentucky, and a scoop of artisanal Italian ice cream from Gelato Gilberto!

Get your weekend started right with Frazier Farm Fresh Friday.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Aug
3
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Jul
31
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Jul
27
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

Tai Chi | Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

CHANT FOR PEACE | WEDNESDAYS, 12 – 1 PM

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

Hip Hop Dance |Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Jul
20
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

Tai Chi | Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Gonzo Birthday Bash
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Gonzo Birthday Bash

General Admission $20 | Frazier Members free of charge

Join us for a Gonzo Birthday Bash to celebrate Louisville’s Hunter S. Thompson on what would have been his 82nd birthday. Friends, fans, and special guests will gather to toast him and eat cake in his honor at the Frazier History Museum.

The night is a collaboration between the Library Foundation and the Frazier, in what the Mayor has proclaimed the Year of Gonzo.

Freak Power, Thompson’s bid for Sheriff in Aspen, is currently on exhibit at the Frazier    

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Get Healthy in the Garden: Chant for Peace

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

CHANT FOR PEACE | WEDNESDAYS, 12 – 1 PM

Sanskrit mantras have been used for millennia to connect humans to sound vibrations and more blissful states of existence. Instructor Tara Kimes will lead a kirtan, a call-and-response form of ancient mantra practice. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Celebrating 150 Years of Enid Yandell: A Life of Art and Activism
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Celebrating 150 Years of Enid Yandell: A Life of Art and Activism

Join us for a live historical interpretation of Louisville sculptor, Enid Yandell, and a conversation about about her life, legacy, and impact with ENID, Generations of Women Sculptors. The ENID collective’s mission is to educate and mentor local women artists by providing a spirit of support and cooperation, and by sharing professional and technical knowledge. This program will be held in the Brown-Forman Theatre as part of our Olmsted’s Louisville exhibition.

Nationally renowned sculptor Enid Yandell (b.1869, Louisville, d.1924, Boston) is well known for the statue of Pan on Hogan’s Fountain, and the 9 foot tall statue of Daniel Boone that stands in Cherokee Park. Yandell was a member the White Rabbits, a group of women sculptors who worked on the Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and the first woman to join the National Sculpture Society (1898). As an activist, she was committed to bettering the lives of others. She supported the Suffrage movement, joined the Red Cross in France during World War I, and served as director of the Bureau of Communications for the American Red Cross in New York after the war.

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ALE-8-One 93rd Anniversary Ice Cream Float Social
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

ALE-8-One 93rd Anniversary Ice Cream Float Social

SATURDAY JULY 13 | NOON to 3 PM - GATEWAY GARDEN AT THE FRAZIER

In honor of its 93rd anniversary, Ale-8-One is excited to announce that Louisville Cream has developed a signature Ale-8 Blackberry flavor that will be available at its scoop shop during the month of July. In addition, Ale-8 will host an ice cream social at the Frazier History Museum on July 13. For the first time ever and that day only, the Ale-8 secret formula developed over nine decades ago by the company’s founder will be on display for guests to view. And a live dramatic show of Ale-8's history debuts that day.

At noon and 2 p.m., folks can enjoy a short live performance of the Frazier Museum’s interpretation of Ale-8's history in the Gateway Garden. Following the noon presentation, Louisville Cream will offer complimentary mini Ale-8 and blackberry-flavored ice cream floats for as long as supply lasts. After the 2 p.m. show, Ale-8-One will offer classic craft soda samples for as long as supplies last. That day, the Frazier will offer a special buy one and get one free admission to guests showing their disposable cup from the Blackberry Ale-8 Float giveaway in Gateway Garden.

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Second Saturday - Olmsted!
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday - Olmsted!

Come join us for a celebration of Louisville’s favorite parks and the architect behind them! We’ll have fun hands-on activities about everything Olmsted’s Louisville. While you’re here, enjoy a panel discussion Celebrating 150 Years of Enid Yandell: A Life of Art and Activism, and Ale-8 will be celebrating their birthday in our Gateway Garden.

Second Saturday activities are included with the price of General Admission | Free for Members.
You can purchase admission tickets in advance or at our admissions desk the day of.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop
Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Get Healthy in the Garden: Hip Hop

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

Hip Hop Dance |Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance with instructor Ta’Nia Knott. Using original choreography and upbeat music, Ta’Nia will break down the moves while offering guidance on rhythm and coordination. No experience necessary! Ages 16 and up.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi
Jul
13
9:15 AM09:15

Get Healthy in the Garden: Tai Chi

July 10- August 31

This summer we are hosting over thirty sessions of outdoor activity in our Gateway Garden*  - a hidden outdoor oasis of native plants in downtown Louisville. Chanting meditation, Tai Chi, and Hip Hop dance sessions are free of charge and open to all, thanks to generous support from partner organization Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer starting July 10th until August 31st. 

Tai Chi | Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am

Instructor Yong You has practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi since 1980. You has developed a single form practice method to simplify and ease the learning process, and maximize the Tai Chi benefits. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Each participant will receive a free canvas tote bag with a water bottle and a nutritional handout

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be moved to the Frazier’s Fourth Floor Loft.

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LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - 400th Commemoration of Enslavement in America
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - 400th Commemoration of Enslavement in America

Panelists Include:
Dr. Kevin Cosby, Dr. F. M. Smith Jr, and Cheri Mills of Simmons College

Join our panelists for a discussion centered around the arrival of the first documented slaves who landed in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. The talk will also center around the 40 Days of Prayer for the liberation of American descendants of slavery. The 40 Days of Prayer begins on July 12th and ends on August 20th. Every daily reading during the 40 Days of Prayer will be about an actual account of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. The reading will share information about the slaves perceived age (as many did not know what their age was), and the atrocities they were running from. The information and research from the readings comes from the work of William Still.

In addition to the panel discussion, Jerry Finn of Friends of the Town Clock Church will speak about its history and ties to the Underground Railroad.

August 20th marks the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. This program serves as an invitation to the public and local ministers to engage in the national event on August 20th.

This program is Free to the Public thanks to the Horseshoe Foundation. Seating is limited. Please RSVP using the link below.

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