Frazier History Museum

Feb
25
12:30 PM12:30

Live Performance: Kentucky in Conflict, 1794 - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

For the farmers struggling to survive on the early American Frontier, whiskey was an easily traded commodity and often used in place of the scarce American currency. For the new American government struggling to pay its war debts, whiskey seemed the perfect product to tax. Take a look at a turbulent time in the forming of our country through the eyes of a tax collector in post-colonial Kentucky.

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Feb
26
11:45 AM11:45

Live Performance: Levi Coffin - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

According to Coffin’s account, he provided shelter for upwards of one thousand “fugitive slaves” during the years between 1826 until midway through the Civil War. Some referred to him as the President of the Underground Railroad. Hear, in his words, what it took to be a conductor on the Underground Railroad and why he chose to help.

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Feb
27
3:30 PM15:30

Gallery Talk: Madame Glover - 2nd Floor, Southern Exposition Gallery

Did you know Louisville generated the most popular high society fashions? In a time when Louisville was a burgeoning city of Industry, Madame Glover crossed the Gilded Age divide between poor and rich: starting as a poor Irish immigrant, and working up to a wealthy, international fashion icon. Learn about fashions of the day – and a little embroidery!

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Feb
28
1:45 PM13:45

Live Performance: The Runaway - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

Based on accounts about the Underground Railroad in New Albany and Louisville during the 1850’s, as well as accounts of life on along the Ohio river during that period, this interpretation imagines the hardships a runaway would have faced in this area and the support a freedman working on a steamboat could have provided a fugitive.

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Feb
23
3:45 PM15:45

Live Performance: The Runaway - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

Based on accounts about the Underground Railroad in New Albany and Louisville during the 1850’s, as well as accounts of life on along the Ohio river during that period, this interpretation imagines the hardships a runaway would have faced in this area and the support a freedman working on a steamboat could have provided a fugitive.

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Feb
21
2:30 PM14:30

Live Performance: Jack Daniel's Stillhand - 3rd Floor Speakeasy

Told from the point of view of a stillhand who could have worked at the Jack Daniel distillery in Lynchburg, TN, near the turn of the last century, this interpretation details the pressures – social, political, personal – that Jack Daniel would have faced. It takes place in February 1909, shortly after Tennessee passed legislation which essentially prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the state, almost ten years before nationwide prohibition.

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Feb
20
3:45 PM15:45

Gallery Talk: Madame Glover - 2nd Floor, Southern Exposition Gallery

Did you know Louisville generated the most popular high society fashions? In a time when Louisville was a burgeoning city of Industry, Madame Glover crossed the Gilded Age divide between poor and rich: starting as a poor Irish immigrant, and working up to a wealthy, international fashion icon. Learn about fashions of the day – and a little embroidery!

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Feb
19
3:45 PM15:45

Live Performance: The Bootleg King - 3rd Floor Speakeasy

Told from the point of view of a local bartender, this interpretation chronicles the rise and fall of George Remus, “King of The Bootleggers,” who built a multi-million dollar operation from bootlegging and speakeasies during the early years of Prohibition. He is reputed to have supplied liquor to the Seelbach Hotel as well. 

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