Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories
November 19, 2018 – March 24, 2019
In collaboration with Kentucky Craft History and Education Association (KCHEA), the Frazier History Museum will present the exhibition Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories featuring 21 craft artists who have been previously interviewed as part of KCHEA's ongoing oral history project. The exhibit will feature the artworks and stories of some of the state’s most recognized craft artists, and include basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, quilting, wooden folk art, and stringed instruments. The exhibiting artists are only a sampling of more than 80 who have been interviewed over the last seven years as part of KCHEA’s Craft Luminary oral history project. A video presentation with excerpts from some of these interviews will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit, as well as an Educator’s Guide for school visits.
The purpose of this exhibit is to affirm KCHEA's leading role in documenting Kentucky's craft history, bringing the stories to life and making them accessible to the public in an educational format.
A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier
November 9, 2018 – March 24, 2019
Rich in tradition and surrounded by sights and sounds of the holidays, A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier offers guests a warm and wonderful escape from a cold winter’s chill. With youth choirs or live music performances every weekend, visitors will also experience an artisan marketplace for shopping and family-friendly activities celebrating Kentucky’s culture. Hot Wassail and cookies will greet each guest as they carefully plan various photo opportunities worthy of being the image on the family Christmas Card.
Featuring multiple live holiday-themed performances every day from our actors, A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier also celebrates the Commonwealth’s rich makers’ tradition. From hands-on gingerbread house-making tutorials to Make-it take-it crafts, every visitor will get a chance to not only see, but also do. Frazier guests will also get to meet and learn from the talented makers featured in our artisan marketplace. And if guests are looking for a little Kentucky Bourbon to add to Grandma’s homemade eggnog, the Frazier’s museum store is stocked with over 60 varieties of premium Kentucky Bourbon.
With the recent opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center, the holidays are the perfect time to visit the Frazier. A Kentucky Christmas is rooted in the rich craft and maker traditions in our Commonwealth. Featured exhibitions include The Spirit of Kentucky®, a new multi-million-dollar permanent exhibit about the people, industry, and culture of America’s native spirit and Kentucky Craft Luminaries, sharing the stories of artists and crafts people including the work of more than 25 featured artists in basketmaking, quilts, pottery and other traditions.
The holidays are the perfect time to visit the Frazier, where the world meets Kentucky for Christmas!