Frazier History Museum

Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

Live Performance: The Bootleg King - 1st Floor Brown-Forman Theatre

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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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

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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Oct
20
12:45 PM12:45

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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Oct
17
3:30 PM15:30

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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Oct
17
12:30 PM12:30

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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Oct
17
10:45 AM10:45

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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Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

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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