Big Leagues, Little Bricks
Mar
4
to Jan 7

Big Leagues, Little Bricks

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An original exhibition featuring amazing sculptures, portraits, and stadium replicas built entirely with LEGO bricks is returning to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory! Big Leagues, Little Bricks opens March 4th, 2017 and runs through January 7th, 2018!

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The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection
Sep
2
to Jan 2

The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection

Commemorating the 100 Anniversary of the United States of America entering into WWI and all the brave men who served, the Frazier History Museum is presenting an exhibit to be on display in the fall of 2017. It will feature photographs, postcards, uniforms, and personal stories from the Great War. Items on display will include a very rare experimental M1 Helmet made by the Ford Motor Company and WWI Trench Art made by soldiers out of found objects. Visitors will also learn about Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor, one of only 16 camps operating in the U.S. during WWI.  

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Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer's Kentucky
Oct
5
to Jan 12

Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer's Kentucky

Acclaimed photographer and native Kentuckian, Linda Bruckheimer, has a unique way of seeing her home state. Her preservationist's eye and historian's sense of detail mean that even the most ordinary becomes extraordinary when captured by her lens. In this Frazier original exhibition, Bruckheimer's beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and authentic images will be paired with the words of Kentucky writers in celebration of the splendor and majesty of the Commonwealth.

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Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital
Oct
11
to Feb 4

Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital

For more than a century, Norton Children’s Hospital has cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Recognized as a leading pediatric hospital in Kentucky and the Midwest, Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for the health and well-being of all children. The 267-bed hospital and its regional facilities serve over 170,000 patients each year. A History of Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital will explore how this cornerstone of our community has impacted and continues to shape Louisville and the evolution of care for children and families. It will feature a look at the historic beginnings, the latest technological advancements, as well as interactives about prevention and wellness.

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Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty
Nov
9
to Jan 7

Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty

Nutcracker: The Exhibition celebrates the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition in the Louisville community for over six decades. The exhibition features original costumes, stage models, set recreations, photographs, and other artifacts from Nutcracker performances past and present.  Hands-on interactive activities further allow visitors to explore the history and magic of this enchanting ballet.  Whether you’re a longtime fan or a Nutcracker novice, this exhibition is sure to inform and delight! 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative
Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History
Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)
Dec
27
to Dec 28

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun
Dec
29
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Magnificent Mona Bismarck
Mar
15
to Jul 29

Magnificent Mona Bismarck

Famous for her trademark silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and uncompromising sense of fashion, Louisville Kentucky native Mona Bismark was the first American to be declared the Best-Dressed Woman in the World, a distinction bestowed upon her in 1933 by luminaries from the world of haute couture. She was mentioned in movies, lyrics and alluded to in books. One of the most photographed socialites in her day, this show will feature extensive images, commissioned by Vogue from photographers of note, and personal portraits by artist Salvador Dali and Savely Sorine, that hung in Mona’s superb homes throughout the world. The show will span five decades of Mona’s personal couture beginning in her Golden Years of the 1930s and concluding in the 1970s upon her retirement from the public spotlight.

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Chemistry Days
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Chemistry Days

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Presented with the American Chemical Society: "Chemistry Days"! This year's theme: "Chemistry Rocks!" Explore earth sciences and the chemistry of rocks, fossils, and minerals: that means flourescent minerals, melting metal, volcano demonstrations, and a special visit from our resident chemistry adventurer: Ion Jones!

This event is FREE with Science Center admission!

For schools: Friday October 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For grown-ups: Friday October 27th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For families: Saturday October 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
20
to Nov 2

An Evening with Poe

Returning for an eighth exciting year, An Evening with Poe will delight and chill you with tales of horror,  lost love, and stolen breath by one America’s most beloved authors, Edgar Allan Poe.  Included will be some of his most well-known pieces such as The Raven and The Bells, and live music performed by the Tamerlane Trio.  It is an event not to be missed and sells out every year, so get your tickets early. 

Treat yourself this Halloween season with stories well told and music well played. Tickets are $20 for general admission/ $15 for Frazier Museum members. Cash bar.

Performance dates:
Friday - Tuesday, October 20-24
Friday - Monday, October 27-30
Wednesday - Thursday, November 1-2

All performances from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

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Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween

We’re always excited for October - there are so many great stories to share!  From fun fiction like our hilarious live adaptation of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the real life scare of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween never fails to capture our imagination.

Our Second Saturday Family Days are brought to you by our friends at Republic Bank.

For more information, please click HERE.

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Breakfast with Poe - Members Only
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Poe - Members Only

A preview of one of the hottest tickets in town with a behind the scenes look at how the Frazier’s annual “An Evening with Poe” comes together. Members will enjoy a continental breakfast and brief sneak-peek of this season’s upcoming “An Evening with Poe” production as well as a chance to ask questions of the incredible Poe team.  RSVP by September 27. 

RSVP HERE

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Old Forester Speakeasy
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Old Forester Speakeasy

In celebration of the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the featured bourbon at our next Old Forester Speakeasy is Statesman, the newest member of the Old forester Family, and one of the stars of the soon to be released blockbuster film. Outside of the exclusive tasting, Old Forester will guide guests through the making of a classic cocktail, the Statesman Old Fashioned handmade (by you) or ordered at any bar.

We’re adding Derby City Ballroom and Nitty Gritty Vintage Clothing to the mix this time around, as we introduce our new dance contest to accompany the always popular best-dressed contest. The toe- tapping will be inspired by the always great sounds of Billy Goat Strut Revue featuring Gayle King on vocals. What are you waiting for?  Tickets are going fast.

Price: $25 General Admission, $20 for Frazier Members

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Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament

Named in honor of the founder of the Frazier History Museum, his broad philanthropic investment in the Louisville community,and his lifelong love of history and the artistry of the gun, the Second Annual Owsley Brown Frazier Classic will take place on September 22, 2017 at the Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Kentucky.

The Classic will feature 12 or 20 gauge, double barrel, break action shotguns and awards will be given for the best overall score, best team score, and to the winner of the long bird competition. All levels of shooters are welcome. Participants are responsible for bringing their own shotgun to the event or procuring a rental from Elk Creek Hunt Club (please note there is a limited supply of rentals available). This is a rain or shine event.

Each participant will receive a swag bag, coaching assistance, golf cart (for four persons), four complimentary boxes of shells, catered lunch, complimentary beverages, and entry to the awards ceremony and reception featuring Kentucky bourbon, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

Participation fees are $250/person or $1,000/team of four.

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An Evening with Bourbon Master, Bill Samuels, Jr.
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Bourbon Master, Bill Samuels, Jr.

Spend a remarkable evening at the Frazier History Museum with Bill Samuels, Jr., son of the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark. Mr. Samuels will lead a tasting of Maker’s 46 and other distinctive Maker’s Mark bourbons while sharing special stories of the history of the industry.

Receive an extraordinary gift for attending – making it an evening you’ll never forget!

Regular:  $40/person; $75/couple         
Members:  $35/person

Classic Participants:  $25/person

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Irrepressible: A Lecture by Emily Bingham
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Irrepressible: A Lecture by Emily Bingham

This irresistible biographical lecture and slideshow builds around the haunting discovery of nearly 200 beribboned love letters from the Jazz Age in an attic trunk that also held a first edition of Virginia Woolf’s “The Years” and a court ensemble once owned by the 1930s shorts-wearing rebel tennis star Helen Jacobs. Such was the luck of author Emily Bingham when she set to exhuming the memorabilia of her great-aunt Henrietta, whose ghost threaded around the outskirts of the author’s childhood. (The trunk itself is a prized feature of the Frazier’s current exhibit Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition in Kentucky.)

Emily Bingham is the great-niece of Henrietta Bingham. Born in Louisville, Kentucky into a journalism family, early on she decided she wanted to write. She studied history at Harvard and received her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, and Centre College. Her great-aunt Henrietta’s extraordinary courage and allure first struck her when, as a graduate student, she conducted an oral history project with her grandmother, Mary Caperton Bingham. “Irrepressible” is Henrietta’s extraordinary story.

Price: $10 General Admission, Free for Members                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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"Real or Not Real? How Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and 'Reality TV' Impact Our Thinking" Panel Discussion
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

"Real or Not Real? How Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and 'Reality TV' Impact Our Thinking" Panel Discussion

Exhibit open at 5:00 / program 7:00-8:00 p.m.  

The worldwide, cultural phenomenon of The Hunger Games explores chilling questions: how can the media be used as a tool for social control? How do citizens discern what is “real” in the world of reality TV? What effect does exposure to violence and suffering have on the thoughts, emotions, and behavior of our citizens – including our children. Joining us on our panel will be Stephen George from Louisville Public Media, James Miller from duPont Manual High School, Rachel Platt from WHAS 11, and Robert Detmering from the University of Louisville. Frazier Director of Marketing, Andy Treinen will lead a debate and engage with the audience as our panelists tackle these timely questions. Buy tickets and RSVP HERE
 

Program + exhibit admission: $20 general admission/$16 to Frazier members 
Program only: $10 general admission/FREE Frazier Museum members

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Dusty Bottle: Four Roses
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Bottle: Four Roses

Author of Four Roses: The Return of a Whiskey Legend, bourbon historian, and a Kentucky treasure,Al Young is celebrating 50 years in the Bourbon business at Four Roses. The second in the Frazier’s Dusty Bottle Series raises a glass of Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon to Al Young. As part of this truly unique experience guests will hear stories, engage in conversations, and taste Four Roses offerings. The evening will culminate with a taste of the wildly popular limited edition small batch bourbon dedicated to Al Young. 

General Admission $75 | Frazier Members $65

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First Time Ever Double Feature Film Screenings
Jun
22
2:30 PM14:30

First Time Ever Double Feature Film Screenings

First Time Ever

Double Feature Film Screenings

of Two Award-Winning Ali Classics

June 30th, 5:15-9:00 p.m.

The Muhammad Ali Center is hosting a special “Double Header” film screening of the award-winning documentaries “When We Were Kings” (1996) and “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (2014) on Friday, June 30th from 5:15 – 9:00 p.m in the Center’s auditorium. These two films have never been shown before in a back-to-back setting, and will include as special guests, the directors from the films, Leon Gast and Bill Siegel

Following the films, Gast and Siegel, will participate in a question and answer session. There will be a light reception during intermission, with the opportunity for guests to meet and greet these highly-lauded film producers. 

Doors open at 4:45 p.m. LIMITED SEATING. 

Click here to purchase tickets

$7 ALI CENTER MEMBERS

$10 NON-MEMBERS

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Father's Day Dinner in the Evan Williams Speakeasy
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Father's Day Dinner in the Evan Williams Speakeasy

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Treat Dad to a night of bourbon, local history, delicious cuisine, and comedy!

Tickets include:

  • 3-course dinner and signature cocktails in our secret Speakeasy
  • Comedy by Louisville native Bob Batch
  • Meet & greet, bottle signings with Master Artisinal Distiller, Charlie Downs
  • Distillery tour and premium bourbon tastings
  • A gift bag for Dad
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Second Saturday: Explorers and Trailblazers and Kindergarten Countdown
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Explorers and Trailblazers and Kindergarten Countdown

Amazing, awe-inspiring stories come to light when you explore your city, your state and the world around you. Come blaze your own trail as you laugh and learn through special objects, games, crafts and our great live performances. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea . . . of sailors who conquered the seas . . . and astronauts who made it to the moon.

Make sure to join our friends from the Louisville Free Public Library to help you select a book with more stories of adventure and daring-do. You can even check out a book with your library card!

As a Ready for K Alliance partner, the Frazier History Museum is excited to host a Kindergarten Countdown event to coincide with this month’s SECOND SATURDAY. Ready for K Alliance is a partnership between Metro United Way, Louisville Metro, LFPL, JCPS, and PNC Bank, with support from cultural and educational institutions throughout the county, with a goal of supporting children's transitions into kindergarten. For more information about the program, including other community events, visit http://www.lfpl.org/kindergarten.html .

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Erin go Bragh, Y’all: The History of the Irish in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Erin go Bragh, Y’all: The History of the Irish in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum

 

The Frazier History Museum and Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) are teaming up once again to bring you a fascinating look at how Louisville’s 19th century Irish community compared to those in other Southern cities. Along with how and why Irish men and women came to the U.S., plus how they survived and eventually thrived, there will be a Louisville-centric look at the 1855 anti-immigrant “Know Nothing” riots and military participation in the Civil War, the overlooked Louisville roots of the Irish revolutionary invasion of Canada in 1866 and more.

Dr. David Gleeson and Dr. Patrick Lewis will lead the discussion. Gleeson is author of two popular books on Irish immigration to the South and professor of American history and associate pro vice chancellor for Research and Innovation at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Lewis is project director of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition at the Kentucky Historical Society and a member of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau.

Tickets: $10 general admission/FREE to members of the Frazier Museum and Kentucky Historical Society.  Price includes light refreshments and cash bar.

Seating is extremely limited, members must RSVP.

To purchase tickets or make reservations, click here

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Old Forester Speakeasy
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Old Forester Speakeasy

Listen up all you Daddys and Dames, it’s time to get dolled up and get a wiggle on at the Old Forester Speakeasy at the Frazier History Museum! What better way to get your  Bourbon Affair™  underway than by celebrating Kentucky bourbon’s impact on the world in the Frazier’s Old Forester Speakeasy!

 Our native spirit has a rich history and tremendous persistence on Louisville’s Main Street thriving before & after, and surviving through our country’s noble experiment. We invite you to come celebrate with the only bourbon enjoyed before, during and after prohibition still made by the same company. So grab your squeeze and make a clean sneak to the Old Forester Speakeasy where guests will enjoy Whiskey Row Series tastings, great grub and live music that will have you hoofing all night longTickets are $25  for General Admission,  and $20 for Frazier Members

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Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty

Doors at open at 6:00pm
Program portion of the Evening runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Rooftop Dinner Portion of the Evening runs from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Join Michael Twitty, chef, culinary historian, and award-winning author and blogger on his mission to reconstruct, revive, and revere the traditional African American foodways of the Antebellum South.  Following the program, an optional Antebellum Chef-inspired dinner and up close experience with Twitty, a  TED Fellow and Smith Fellow at the Southern Foodways Alliance Fellow, will take place in the Frazier’s rooftop garden.

Program : $12 general admission/FREE to Frazier Members. Purchase tickets HERE
Rooftop : $100(includes program portion)Purchase tickets HERE

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Support Stories in Mind: Active Engagement through Storytelling
May
22
to Jun 30

Support Stories in Mind: Active Engagement through Storytelling

We need your help to raise the funds necessary to develop a new program at The Frazier called Stories in Mind: Active Engagement Through Storytelling. The program has received ArtsMatch funding, with matching funds made possible by LG&E/KU in partnership with the Fund for the Arts.

When we no longer have the past, we have the present moment. Stories in Mind uses the process of crafting stories to engage adults, primarily seniors, with significant memory loss and allow them to express themselves without fear of being wrong, without restrictions on what can and cannot be said, and without the expectation of recalling memories. The process of creation is one that reflects who we are in the present moment. By creating stories together – even entirely new and fabricated ones – we will build a program to assist people struggling with dementia and their families to refocus on special moments and enjoying their time together.

The Frazier History Museum’s uniquely qualified teaching artists will work with four (4) different nursing care centers in the Metro Louisville region to pilot 12 creative personal interactions with family and caretakers of individuals living with dementia. At the Frazier, our mission is “to ignite the human spirit with thoughtfully-crafted stories to spark curiosity about who we are and our connection to the future.” We are honored to have the opportunity to help spark as many special moments as possible for individuals with memory loss and their loved ones.

Click here to Support Stories in Mind

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Hunger Games: The Exhibition
Apr
1
to Sep 10

Hunger Games: The Exhibition

The Hunger Games:  The Exhibition invites visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created in the films. More than one thousand authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives, and detailed set recreations reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought the incredible story to life. Visitors follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay. The exhibition features seven galleries including District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.

Highlights include iconic costumes from the films, such as the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna's sketchbook and Katniss's bow; and interactives, including an exploratory map of Panem, a gamemaker's control table, and a stunt choreography interactive.

Tickets are now on sale with individual tickets starting at $26. A discounted four pack of tickets for both families and individuals is available starting at $90.  Contact the Frazier Museum directly for student and group discounts.

For more information, visit www.TheHungerGamesExhibition.com.

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Mar
30
5:30 PM17:30

Hip History: The Green Edition

Frazier History Museum

Hip History is back and better than ever in 2017! Step into a Kentucky Fried evening of fun with live music, arts, crafts and culture, featuring sights, sounds, and flavors from the Bluegrass State for the whole family to enjoy!

2016 Rockygrass Band Contest winners  The Wooks will keep toes tappin' throughout the night with their special blend of Kentucky Rhythm & Bluegrass. Test the sharpness of your KY IQ, during Kentucky Bingo, and maybe win big, with  prizes courtesy of Hilliard Lyons, KFC/Yum, Goodwood Brewing Co., Louisville Water,  and Cellar Door Chocolates. 

In keeping with the Green theme, activities during this edition of Hip History will highlight creative ways to engage with, and learn about local agriculture, farming, and environmentally responsible business practices.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE

We are pleased to partner with Neighborhood House, breaking the cycle of poverty for children and families in the Portland community of Louisville, KY. Bring a can of vegetables (at least 14 oz) as a donation to the Neighborhood House food bank, and receive $5 off your admission - good for adults, members, and children ages 5-17.

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