Frazier History Museum

Three Historic Whiskeys, Two Legends, and One Truth A Vintage Tasting and Bourbon Justice Book Signing
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Three Historic Whiskeys, Two Legends, and One Truth A Vintage Tasting and Bourbon Justice Book Signing

Doors Open: 6:30 PM | Book Signing: 7:00 - 7:30 PM | Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

If you like great whiskey, good stories, and being smarter than your friends this is a program for you!
This exclusive tasting will feature: Old Taylor distilled in 1953, an Old Fitzgerald 9-Year Bottled-in-Bond, and an 11-year-old revived Cream of Kentucky! Enjoy a glimpse behind the Bourbon curtain with Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, historian Bernie Lubbers, and author Brian Haara as they reveal the truth about Bourbon history, its brands, and how whiskey law shaped America.  Guests will get to take home a signed copy of Haara’s book Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America (2018).

General Admission $ 75 | Frazier Members $65

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT.

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 Take Me to the River: Where Brandy Meets Bourbon
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Take Me to the River: Where Brandy Meets Bourbon

NEW DATE!

Copper & Kings 5th 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 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 – come celebrate Copper & Kings and the first day of summer!

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Lewis and Clark on the River
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lewis and Clark on the River

A Jam -Packed day of family fun awaits you at the Frazier, as we celebrate the addition of exciting new artifacts to Lewis and Clark Experience exhibit.

Rivers were crucial to Lewis and Clark’s expedition with the Corps of Discovery as they ventured across the American West to the Pacific Ocean. Butch Bouvier, also known as Mr. Keelboat, has re-created three of the most important boats they used on their journey—the Keelboat, the White Pirogue, and the mysterious Iron Boat, which disappeared along the way, never to be found. He and Sterling Fitcher, a re-enactor who portrays John Colter, the first Mountain Man of the West, will deliver the three boats to the Frazier on June 22nd.

Events this day will include activity tables from the Frazier and area historic sites, Lewis and Clark-related performances, a talk and Q&A session with Butch Bouvier on his experiences along the Missouri River followed by a signing of Bouvier’s book Brown Water, and a demonstration of Kentucky Long Rifles and signal cannons by Sterling Fitcher.

This day of activities is in collaboration with community partners and institutions:
The Filson Historical Society, the falls of the Ohio and Locust Grove.

11 AM – John Colter Interp
12 PM – Lewis and Clark radio show interp
1 - 2 PM – In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: A conversation with Butch “Mr. Keelboat” Bouvier
2:20 PM – Cannon and rifle demos (weather permitting)

This Program is included in the Price of Admission | Free for Frazier Members

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Lunch with Jon Carloftis
Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch with Jon Carloftis

Join Kentucky native and one of America’s pioneer rooftop and small space gardeners, Jon Carloftis, in his own creation: The Gateway Garden. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the garden, filled with Kentucky native plants, as Carloftis discusses his lifetime work and the importance of small space and urban setting gardens.

After the lunch, explore Louisville’s favorite parks with free admission to Olmsted’s Louisville, closing on October 20th, in the Frazier History Museum’s Great Hall.

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

General Admission $35 | Frazier Members $30

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LET'S TALK | Bridging the Divide - I Said Bang!
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

LET'S TALK | Bridging the Divide - I Said Bang!

DOORS OPEN 5 PM | ACCESS TO FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITS 5 - 6 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION 6 - 7 PM

PANEL MODERATOR: Ravon Churchill | PANELISTS: Cornell Bradley, Gerald Gray, Tim Barnett,
DeShondre Watters, B’Angelo Anderson, and Derek Anderson

The Dirt Bowl - it’s where the stars played before they became basketball stars. This summer-long tournament that began in Algonquin Park is celebrating its 50th year. Come share your memories at this panel discussion with some of the names who helped put the Dirt Bowl tournament on the map: Cornell Bradley, Gerald Gray, Tim Barnett, DeShondre Watters, B’Angelo Anderson, and Derek Anderson, with Ravon Churchill moderating. It’s a game that means so much to our city beyond the court, as chronicled in the book I Said Bang, named after the infamous phrase announcer Cornell Bradley would say when players scored points.

The Program is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of Eileen and Mac Brown.
Seating is limited please RSVP


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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.

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. Seating is limited. Please RSVP using the link below.

  • image attribution: Plymouth Chapter of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade [Public domain]


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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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Politics, Prophecies, and Gonzo
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Politics, Prophecies, and Gonzo

POLITICS, PROPHECIES, AND GONZO:
WHAT LOUISVILLIAN HUNTER S. THOMPSON GOT RIGHT AND WRONG

DOORS: 5 PM, Access to Freak Power exhibition | PANEL DISCUSSION: 6 - 7 PM

Panel Moderators: Rachel Platt and Barry Bernson
Panelists: Stephen George of Louisville Public Media,  Former Editorial Writers Pam Platt and Tom Eblen, Former Political Reporter Mark Hebert, and Bellarmine Poli-Sci Professor Eric Roorda.

What would Hunter S. Thompson do and say in the age of Trump? He was fearless going after power with President Nixon, so what about now and how reporters cover the president and politics. Thompson’s platform from his 1970 run for Sheriff of Pitkin County (Aspen, CO) focused on the environment, social reforms, and the politics of greed, topics that remain relevant today. We’ve gathered some of Louisville’s best journalistic and political minds together in this panel to dig deeper into what Thompson got right and what he got wrong.

$14 General Admission (includes Freak Power gallery access) | Free for Frazier Members


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Second Saturday: Family Day - HAMILTON!
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Family Day - HAMILTON!

Come celebrate Hamilton’s arrival in Louisville with us as we look at the man behind the story -
AND GIVE AWAY A FEW TICKETS WHILE WE ARE AT IT!!!
We’ll have performances by Olmsted Academy North’s choir The Ambassadors, games, crafts, a scavenger hunt to go with our mini-Hamilton exhibit and more!

CLICK HERE for details on other ways to enter to win Hamilton ticket door prizes.

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Honoring Veterans
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Honoring Veterans

RECEPTION 12-1 PM | MEET AND GREET AND TOURS 1-4 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION 2-3 PM

Meet members of the Greatest Generation as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, June 5th from 1 to 4 pm. The Frazier History Museum will host a Meet and Greet with WWII Veterans starting at 1PM in the Great Hall and a special Panel Discussion at 2 with our heroes and flag presentation in the Brown-Forman Theatre. Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, the only surviving Marine to have received that honor during WWII, will join us that day.. This event is free to veterans and their families and included with the price of general admission.

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LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - LMPD Traffic Stops: A Panel Discussion
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - LMPD Traffic Stops: A Panel Discussion

First Floor Gallery Access: 5 – 6 pm / Session 6 – 7 pm
Recent traffic stops have come under increased scrutiny after claims that the practice has lead to unequal treatment for minorities. Most recently an 18-year old stopped for making a wide turn was removed from his vehicle, frisked and, handcuffed for a period of time - the video of this traffic stop has been circulated widely. The new policies just announced by LMPD may help move us forward as a community feeling there is one Louisville, and not two.

Panelists include LMPD Police Chief Steve Conrad, Urban League President Sadiqa Reynolds, and Metro Council President David James.

Invited Guests: Tae-Ahn Lea and his mother, Tija Jackson

The Program is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of Eileen and Mac Brown.

This program is presented in partnership with Lean into Louisville

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Muhammad Ali: A rare glimpse
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Muhammad Ali: A rare glimpse

During ALI WEEK, when the city of Louisville comes together to celebrate everything Ali, it’s your chance to hear the stories behind the man and the photographs. Join Courier-Journal Photographers, Pat McDonogh, Tom Hardin, and Keith Williams as they share photographs and stories of Muhammad Ali from their book, Picture: Muhammad Ali.

$14.00 General Admission(includes access to museum) | Free for Frazier Members.

The program in partnership with the Courier-Journal

CLICK HERE TO RSVP / BUY TICKETS

 

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Bringing The Bardstown Bourbon Company to Whiskey Row: A Modern Authentic Bourbon Experience
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Bringing The Bardstown Bourbon Company to Whiskey Row: A Modern Authentic Bourbon Experience

Enjoy a Napa Valley Bourbon Experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® by celebrating a new brand with an exclusive group of bourbon enthusiasts. Combining distilling with culinary and beverage expertise, the skilled bourbon makers at the Bardstown Bourbon Company will introduce guests to the outstanding cocktails that have Kentucky Bourbon Trail® visitors raving about at Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. Guests will also be among the first to experience Bardstown Bourbon Company’s first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1.  Legendary Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller, Steve Nally will lead tastings and sign bottles, while supplies last. Come join us!

GENERAL ADMISSION: $55 | FRAZIER MEMBERS: $45

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Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures
May
19
3:30 PM15:30

Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures

Join Simon Meiners for this riveting talk in the 2nd Floor Marshall Education Center.

HBO’s Game of Thrones is ending — and when George R. R. Martin isn’t writing the books from which it’s adapted, he’s collecting, painting, and blogging about rare and exquisite medieval miniatures. Did you know that hundreds of these figures belong to the Frazier? Join us for a gallery talk about the little knights that inspire the man behind one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

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Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures

Join Simon Meiners for this riveting talk in the 2nd Floor Marshall Education Center.

HBO’s Game of Thrones is ending — and when George R. R. Martin isn’t writing the books from which it’s adapted, he’s collecting, painting, and blogging about rare and exquisite medieval miniatures. Did you know that hundreds of these figures belong to the Frazier? Join us for a gallery talk about the little knights that inspire the man behind one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

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Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures
May
12
3:30 PM15:30

Gallery Talk: Game of Thrones & Medieval Miniatures

Join Simon Meiners for this riveting talk in the 2nd Floor 2nd Floor Marshall Education Center

HBO’s Game of Thrones is ending — and when George R. R. Martin isn’t writing the books from which it’s adapted, he’s collecting, painting, and blogging about rare and exquisite medieval miniatures. Did you know that hundreds of these figures belong to the Frazier? Join us for a gallery talk about the little knights that inspire the man behind one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

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Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with some family-friendly fun, including a special performance by bilingual musicians Evan and Vanessa.

There’d be little history at all if there weren’t moms, so join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in the only way we know how! Some moms are tough, some moms have impeccable fashion, some moms are creative, but all moms are awesome.  Discover some of these great stories in our galleries with a scavenger hunt and hands-on object stations, meet some famous moms, make something to take home to your mom and much more.

There's no need to register to be able join in on the fun! Second Saturday programming is included with the cost of admission and free for Members.

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The Meatshower  Book Launch & Signing
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Meatshower Book Launch & Signing


Author Mick Sullivan (a.k.a. Mr. The Past and The Curious and Manager of Youth and Family Programs at the Frazier) will be joined by illustrator Shae Goodlett for a reading and signing, celebrating the official launch of their new picture book: The Meatshower!!

Probably the strangest event to ever happen in our state, the Kentucky Meat Shower dropped chunks of mysterious meat on a farm in Bath County, Kentucky in 1876. No explanation has proven satisfactory. Mick and Shae don’t have the answers, but they had fun telling the story.

This short program will begin at at 11 AM in the Frazier’s Museum Store, with a signing to follow. The event is free and open the public.

Our family-friendly Second Saturday activities are taking place that same day from 11 AM – 3 PM for those wishing to visit the museum in addition to the reading. There will be a performance by bilingual children’s music group Evan and Vanessa, as well as hands on activities and games. Second Saturday programming is included in the price of museum admission.

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Freak Power Curator Talk with D.J. Watkins
Apr
29
7:15 PM19:15

Freak Power Curator Talk with D.J. Watkins

The Frazier is going Gonzo! Join us for a lively opening of the exhibit exploring Louisville’s native son, Hunter S. Thompson, and his bid to become sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado.The show will feature 125 limited edition silkscreen prints, offset lithographs, reproductions of historical newspaper articles, documentary photographs, as well as a 30-minute BBC documentary on the campaign and additional rare and historic footage.

$25 General Admission | Free to Frazier Members


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Storyteller Pop-Up Shop at the Frazier History Museum
Apr
27
to May 6

Storyteller Pop-Up Shop at the Frazier History Museum

Storyteller’s Derby pop-up is back! Opening Saturday April 27th at the Frazier History Museum, the official start of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Join Storyteller for a unique shopping experience featuring our favorite pieces from their online store plus new and fun accessories that they are rolling out just for the derby season. Shop sustainable and ethically made gifts, apparel, and home decor from local brands and crafters. After shopping, stick around, and explore the newest exhibit featuring vintage bottles from Woodford Reserve, Olmsted’s Louisville , and Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson’s campaign for Sheriff of Pitkin County colorado, Opening April 30th.

Brands include:
Storyteller Studio
A. St. Clair
Steurer and co.
Cindy Borders Jewelry
S. Benedit
A Priori
David Kring Ceramics
Anna Gregory Design
Somewhere Jewelry
Berea College Craft

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A Celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 197th Birthday and Arbor Day
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

A Celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 197th Birthday and Arbor Day

The Frazier in partnership with Trees Louisville and Olmsted Park Conservancy invites you to Frederick Law Olmsted’s 197th birthday party and Arbor Day celebration. Join us for music, birthday cake, and a tree giveaway in our Gateway Garden between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm.

We will be giving away 197 redbud, serviceberry & yellow tulip poplar saplings, and Olmsted Parks Conservancy and its Team for Healthy Parks will also plant a tree in honor of Olmsted that morning in Cherokee Park.

Join us as we continue the legacy of Olmsted, and his vision of bringing nature and parks into each and every neighborhood.

Olmsted’s Louisville, an exhibition at the Frazier, runs April 10 - October 20, 2019.

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Chris Morris Woodford Reserve® Derby 145 Bottle Signing
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Chris Morris Woodford Reserve® Derby 145 Bottle Signing

Master Distiller Chris Morris will be at the Frazier to sign Woodford Reserve 2019 Kentucky Derby® Bottles, which are sold in the Museum Store.

We can’t think of a better Bourbon to stock your Derby bar with than this year's Derby 145 Bottle with Keith Anderson's art work adorning the label. Stop in, meet Chris and then visit the
Woodford Reserve® and the Kentucky Derby® exhibit to see all of the past Derby bottles, Derby Cups, and original art works.

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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

Tickets are no longer available for purchase on-line, Walk-ups are welcome.
please call 502-756-5663 for more information

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Implicit Bias Panel Discussion
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

Implicit Bias Panel Discussion

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY ACCESS: 5 pm | SESSION: 6 - 7 pm

We are putting you to the test for hidden or “implicit” bias. Understanding those biases helps get a better handle on stereotypes and prejudices in our society. Join our experts Marian R. Vasser, Director of Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence at U of L, Jud Hendrix of Lean Into Louisville, and Luke Whitehead, Founder & CEO of Mixed Nation, Inc., for a revealing discussion to find out.

You say, “I’m not like that?” You may learn things you didn’t know about yourself and others. 

This program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of Eileen and Mac Brown.

THIS PROGRAM HAS REACHED ITS MAXIMUM CAPACITY.
Please email education@fraziermuseum.org to be placed on a waiting list and to sign up to receive more information about our programs!

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Frazier HistoRead - Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, by Justin Martin
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Frazier HistoRead - Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, by Justin Martin

Join Amanda Briede, curator of Olmsted’s Louisville, and Frazier Museum Education for an exhibit tour and book discussion. Briede will lead a guided tour and discussion of Olmsted’s Louisville to showcase Olmsted’s legacy in, and contributions to, the people and neighborhoods of Louisville.

Afterward, we’ll discuss Justin Martin’s Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted to take an in-depth look at Olmsted, his parks, and his life, connecting his life to his work and Louisville to his mission. While it is encouraged that attendees read the book prior to the discussion, it is not required to attend this event.

Frederick Law Olmsted is best known as designer of Central Park, as well as several public and private grounds across the country. In addition to his work as a landscape architect, Olmsted was a committed abolitionist, conservationist, and advocate for social reform.

This event is included in the price of admission | Free For Members

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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 and the Louisville Pipe Band 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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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.  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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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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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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