Frazier History Museum

2017-2018 Home School Programs


Tales of Poe:
Edgar Allan Poe Student Matinee Performance

Thursday, September 28, 2017* / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

*September 28th is SOLD OUT. Please call for alternative available dates. 

Recommended for 5th – 12th grades*

For more than a century, readers have been terrified, surprised, and delighted by one of America’s greatest storytellers, Edgar Allan Poe. Whether about grisly murder or ethereal and untouchable love, Poe delivers his audience a new thrill with each tale.  This fall, actors from the Frazier Museum Programming Department will bring several of Poe’s best known works to the live stage, fully engaging students with his poems and stories.  The visit also includes an introduction to Poe and the poems and stories in the show, discussion time with the actors after the performance and a “Spooky Scavenger Hunt” in the museum galleries. Seating is limited, please call (502)753-1045 to check on availability before purchasing. 

Cost: $7.00 per person / museum members receive a $1.00 discount
* Please note that the audience for this performance may also include local schools groups

Tickets available HERE.


Holidays Home School Day

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (on-going arrival time)
Recommended for K - 8th grades

Celebrate the holidays and learn about traditions from around the world this winter at the Frazier History Museum!  New this year – families will experience Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty, a beautiful exhibit celebrating the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition in the Louisville community for over six decades. The exhibition features original costumes, stage models, set recreations, photographs, and other artifacts from Nutcracker performances past and present.  In addition, families will enjoy a selection of hands-on crafts and activity tables and storytelling performances related to the exhibition and holiday celebrations throughout the world. 

Cost: $7.00 per person / children 4 and under and museum members are FREE of charge

Tickets available HERE

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Lewis and Clark

Monday, February 19, 2018 / 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Recommended for K– 5th grades

Get ready for an adventure!  Experience the Frazier’s immersive exhibit, The Lewis and Clark Experience, which re-traces the journey of the Corps of Discovery, as they travel west across America during the1800s.  Engaging investigation guides will be available to help students process their learning.  During the classroom session, choose from a selection of hands-on activities and crafts including boat making, Native American story pelts and much more.  Finish up the day with a live show performed by one of the Frazier’s talented actors. (Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend but may want to opt out of the craft session for more in-depth analysis of the exhibit).

Cost: $7.00 per person / museum members receive a $1.00 discount

Tickets available HERE.

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  Discovering the Middle Ages

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Recommended for 4th – 12th grades

Is it fair to identify the Middle Ages as the “Dark Ages” or is the time period just getting a bad rap? Let your students make the call as they become detectives and examine hands-on “evidence”.   After taking a careful look at arguments for/against the label “Dark Ages”, students will discuss their opinions using evidence to support their point of view.  Although our museum galleries do not house medieval artifacts, the exhibits will come into play when students complete a gallery investigation guide that draws comparisons between American history and the Middle Ages.  The program concludes with a live performance by one of the Frazier’s talented actor/teaching artists. 

Cost: $7.00 per person / museum members receive a $1.00 discount

Tickets available HERE.

Additional Details:

Location: 829 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

ReservationsAdvance payment and registration are required for all Homeschool programs. Make reservations by visiting:

If you have questions please call (502)753-5664.

Alternate Dates: The date listed won’t work for you?  No worries - simply gather together a few families and schedule a fieldtrip date that works for your schedule.  The Frazier Museum is happy to run any guided program for 15 students or more.  Call (502) 753-5664 to learn more.

Make a Day of it! The Frazier is conveniently located on Museum Row in downtown Louisville, within walking distance to many restaurants and other cultural sites?  For more information visit


**Parents enjoy Frazier Museum Homeschool Programs along with their children**