Frazier History Museum

Jun
21
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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Jun
21
3:45 PM15:45

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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Jun
22
3:45 PM15:45

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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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

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

Cornelia Beach, a Louisville teacher at the Neighborhood House, decides to join the fight for women’s suffrage in 1917 at the invitation of Doris Stevens, a National Women’s Party leader. Facing certain arrest, she makes the journey to Washington DC to picket the White House with banner in hand to echo the famous words, “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?”

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Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

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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Jun
29
12:30 PM12:30

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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Jun
30
3:45 PM15:45

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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Jun
17
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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