Frazier History Museum

Feb
23
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
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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Feb
19
2:30 PM14:30

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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