Sarah Crowner "Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics"
Dec
15
to Apr 7

Sarah Crowner "Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics"

“With this installation, I tried to disregard the distinction between art and artifact, and the so-called hierarchy between art and craft.” - Sarah Crowner

The collaboration between artist and object results in a re-imagined collection now defined by the artist’s own subjectivity. In Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics, Crowner mirrors her painting practice by arranging ceramic objects into KMAC’s exhibition space, exploring her ability to place seemingly fragmented objects into a new order.

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It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

It Starts Here: A Look Into the History and Future of Bourbon with Angel's Envy

Doors open at 6:30 | Program 7 - 8:30 pm | Event is over at 9:00

Join Angel’s Envy Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Wes Henderson for an immersive look into one of America’s fastest-growing and award-winning premium bourbon brands. Henderson will lead tastings, share cocktails and trace his family’s immense impact on America’s only native spirit. As the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® the Frazier will share Angel’s Envy’s unique story of small batch Bourbon brilliance in an entertaining, interactive, and informative way inside The Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition. Henderson will be available to sign Angel’s Envy bottles purchased on site. Only a limited number of tickets are available and the first 25 to buy will also get a complementary tour of Angel’s Envy’s Distillery. Where other Bourbon’s stop, Angel’s Envy finishes. Come have a taste!

General Admissions $55 | Frazier Members $45

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From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

From Kentucky to Canada on the Underground Railroad: the Story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn presented by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost

Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost is the award-winning author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad and Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom-and Her Long Road Back to the South.

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be sold down the river, Thornton Blackburn planned a daring―and successful―daylight escape from their Louisville masters. Pursued to Michigan, the couple was captured and sentenced to return to Kentucky in chains. But Detroit's black community rallied to their cause in the Blackburn Riots of 1833, the first racial uprising in the city's history. Thornton and Lucie were spirited across the river to Canada, but their safety proved illusory when Michigan's governor demanded their extradition. Canada's defense of the Blackburns set the tone for all future diplomatic relations with the United States over the thorny issue of the fugitive slave, and confirmed the British colony as the main terminus of the Underground Railroad.

The Blackburns settled in Toronto, where they founded the city's first taxi business, but they never forgot the millions who still suffered in slavery. Working with prominent abolitionists, Thornton and Lucie made their home a haven for runaways. When they died in the 1890s with no descendants to pass on their fascinating tale, it was lost to history. Lost, that is, until archaeologists brought the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn again to light.

Join us on Friday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. for an eye-opening tale brought back to light only slightly over a decade ago with the publication of Frost’s work I've Got a Home in Glory Land. You won't want to miss this tale of resistance, hope, bravery, and Louisville's startling connection to a pivotal point in American and Canadian history.

$15 members | $20 non-members

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KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding

Create a hand-bound journal to record memories, make plans, or encourage creativity with sketching. Participants will learn a hand-binding technique with which to create their own journal. Participants will also be able to design a unique cover and take their journal home at the end of the workshop! All materials will be provided.

KMAC's adult workshop are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends. Snacks and libations will be provided.

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KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture

Create a unique 3D object with felt! In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the process of needle and wet felting to create their own hand-held sculpture. Great for felting and sculpting beginners! Must attend both workshops. For Middle and High School students only.

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS AND DESIGN

March 16, 2019

10a-12p

PROJECT CREATION

March 23, 2019

10a-12p

Questions? Email education@kmacmuseum.org

Cancellation policy: If the registrant cancels 7 days or more before workshop date, the fee will be refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop date, we cannot offer refunds, credits, or transfers, but you may send a friend in your place!

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KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

KMAC Adult Workshop: Bookbinding

Create a hand-bound journal to record memories, make plans, or encourage creativity with sketching. Participants will learn a hand-binding technique with which to create their own journal. Participants will also be able to design a unique cover and take their journal home at the end of the workshop! All materials will be provided.

KMAC's adult workshop are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends. Snacks and libations will be provided.

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KMAC Spring Break Art Camps
Apr
1
to Apr 5

KMAC Spring Break Art Camps

This Spring Break, young artists ages 5-10 will explore a wide range of art techniques and materials, while creating different projects to take home each day. Campers will create with variety of media including fiber, wood, paint, clay, dyes, paper, and printmaking. Choose to come one day, multiple days, or the whole week!

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The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Flood of 1937 Panel Discussion

Doors at 5 pm - Gallery Access 5-6 pm - Discussion at 6 pm

Kentuckiana is used to flooding, but nothing like The Great Flood of 1937 when nearly the entire city of Louisville was underwater, with 70 percent of its residents evacuated.
As part of “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life” and The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard on view now at the Frazier, we revisit one of the city’s greatest natural disasters. Join us as University of Louisville Professor Sarah Strickley reads from her novel in progress Great, based on family narratives tracing a young girl in the aftermath of that historical flood.  Strickley will be joined by University of Louisville Archivist and Historian Tom Owen, as well as Chuck Parrish who worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years.  We’ll look at then and now, and lessons learned by the city and its people.

Included with the price of admission to the Frazier Museum / Free for members
Please note that admission will be paid at the door.


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Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Tartan Day Celebration of Scottish Heritage

Join the Scottish Society of Louisville at the Frazier History Museum as we celebrate Tartan Day, the day honoring Scottish Heritage in North America.

Our friends from the Scottish Society will be here to share the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scotland with any and all interested museum visitors. Learn about the interesting clothing, music, weapons, and foods, even give traditional Scottish dancing a try! All activities are included with museum admission.

$14 General Admission | Free for members

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KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

KMAC Teen Workshop: Felted Sculpture

Create a unique 3D object with felt! In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the process of needle and wet felting to create their own hand-held sculpture. Great for felting and sculpting beginners! Must attend both workshops. For middle and high school students only.

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS AND DESIGN

March 16, 2019

10a-12p

PROJECT CREATION

March 23, 2019

10a-12p

Questions? Email education@kmacmuseum.org

Cancellation policy: If the registrant cancels 7 days or more before workshop date, the fee will be refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop date, we cannot offer refunds, credits, or transfers, but you may send a friend in your place!

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Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard
Mar
12
11:30 AM11:30

Lewis and Clark Giving Society Lunch with Harlan Hubbard

The Lewis & Clark Giving Society presents their first ever educational lunch series. Join us on March 12 as Peter Morrin, former director of the Speed Art Museum, and John Begley, former director of Louisville Visual Art, co-present about their current project. "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life."Morrin and Begley will also lead a tour of the exhibition they have co-curated, “The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard.”

Cost of admission includes lunch and the presentation. Lewis & Clark members are welcome to bring a guest free of charge.

General Admission $35 | L&C Members $30

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Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Playing in The Past

Ever wonder what it would have been like to grow up in another time period? Come spend a fun day making and learning what it was like for girls in your chosen era.

  • Stations open at 12:00 PM. Complete the activities and participate in the scheduled class session at 1:00 PM to receive with your Playing the Past badge.

  • It is not a requirement to book as a group, Scout/chaperone pairs welcome!

  • The Playing in the Past Badge is included for Juniors.

For more info contact Mick Sullivan at (502)753-5660
$10 per attendee (scout, sibling, required chaperone)

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Brownie Badge Day: Celebrating Community
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Brownie Badge Day: Celebrating Community

Come spend a fun day at The Frazier making, learning and singing.  Complete the activities and participate in the scheduled class session and you will walk away with your Celebrating Community Badge. 

  • Stations open at 10:00am; Required class sessions starts at 11:00. 

  • Some of the requirements will be stationed-based for scouts and chaperones to take care of on their own, but the majority will happen in our interactive and fun class session.

  • It is not a requirement to book as a group, Brownie/chaperone pairs welcome!

  • The celebrating Community Badge is included for Brownies.

For more info contact Mick Sullivan at (502)753-5660
$10 per attendee (Brownie, sibling, required chaperone)

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Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Boy Scout Adventure Loop Day

Attention Tiger and Wolf Scouts! Join us for a fun morning of learning and earning.  Through stories, song, art, and a live performance, you can fulfill all of the requirements for the Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales or Wolf Elective AdventureAdventures in Coins .  No need to book as a troop.  Individual Tiger Scouts with a chaperone are welcomed and encouraged!

  • Concurrent class sessions at 11am for both groups

  • Station-based activities open from 10am-1pm

  • $8 per person (children & adults)

  • Museum admission included

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The Master's Series
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Master's Series

Live a little, come have a taste!

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Exhibit open 6:30 -7:30 PM | Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the pride of the Commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Lux Row Distillers Head Distiller, John Rempe will introduce guests to brands new to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, but steeped in amazing Kentucky Bourbon History. Steve Beam will talk about growing up with that iconic Beam name, and how he ended up making outstanding Bourbon at Limestone Branch distillery. Then, before our bottle signings, Gravely Brewing’s Cory Buenning will introduce the crowd to some of the freshest and most imaginative beer you can find anywhere. Toss in small-bites and Art Eatables small batch bourbon truffles and this is a can’t miss Wednesday night!

General Admission: $28 | Frazier Members: $22

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Sharing the Stories: A Legacy of Kentucky Craft Artists
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sharing the Stories: A Legacy of Kentucky Craft Artists

In Kentucky, creative arts are a vibrant part of everyday life and play an important role in our legacy as a state. Join us for an afternoon of conversation with a panel of premier Kentucky artisans as they share the stories of their art form, personal techniques, challenges, and more. Taking place in the museum’s Great Hall, guests will be surrounded by beautiful and diverse forms of folk art and craft traditions in Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories. The exhibit is offered in collaboration with the Kentucky Craft History & Education Association and features artwork from our guest presenters, as well as many other accomplished and talented artisans in the Commonwealth.

Free with museum admission | Free to Frazier Members

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Adult Workshop: Clay Date
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Clay Date

Take time to get creative with your favorite person! Bring a someone special to KMAC's 3rd annual Clay Date where each duo will be able to make and glaze pieces of pottery to pick up when fired. Work with local ceramist, Suzy Hatcher and KMAC Educators to learn the basics of hand building and throwing on a pottery wheel. Complimentary wine and snacks provided.

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Adult Workshop: Clay Date
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Workshop: Clay Date

Take time to get creative with your favorite person! Bring a someone special to KMAC's 3rd annual Clay Date where each duo will be able to make and glaze pieces of pottery to pick up when fired. Work with local ceramist, Suzy Hatcher and KMAC Educators to learn the basics of hand building and throwing on a pottery wheel. Complimentary wine and snacks provided.

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Second Saturday Family Day - Inventions and Innovators
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday Family Day - Inventions and Innovators

Get the most out of $5 February and learn the incredible origins of some very familiar objects that you use every day. With special objects pulled from our collection, crafts, games and performances, we’ll help you discover the incredible origins of the stoplight, Exit Sign, light bulb and more!

We’ll highlight Kentucky-born African American inventor Garrett Morgan, have demonstrations by our friends from the Thomas Edison House, and showcase the talents of student representatives from the award-winning Meyzeek Middle School Robotics Team.

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Jefferson's Journey - Launch Party
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jefferson's Journey - Launch Party

Doors open at 6 PM, Program 7-8 PM

Be among the very first to experience Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon with founder and owner of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Trey Zoeller. Experimenting with a theory that river travel is what gave Kentucky Bourbon its rich and authentic taste, Zoeller put his hypothesis to the test when he loaded two charred white oak barrels of Bourbon on a boat then sent it down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, into the Gulf of Mexico and up the east coast of the Atlantic over the period of one year, before landing in Brooklyn, New York City. Both the rocking motion of the river and the barrels’ exposure to extreme temperatures during the journey to sea exerted an influence on the Bourbon aging inside them. To gauge these effects, Zoeller used a control variable: he set aside two barrels from the same distillation to age on land in Jefferson’s Crestwood, Kentucky warehouse.

Not only will guests have the opportunity to taste the difference between the barrels that weathered over 365 days of boat travel and those that stayed on land in Kentucky, they will also be the first to have an opportunity to buy the Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon packages. It’s not the destination, after all: it’s the journey.

Small bites for the evening will be prepared by Missy Hillock from Chateau Bourbon.

The Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon Package includes two bottles:
One bottle (200 ml) of Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon and one bottle (200 ml) of Jefferson’s Kentucky Aged Bourbon.

Trey Zoeller will sign all Jefferson’s Journey products purchased at the Museum

* We are limiting purchases to one package per ticket-holder to the Jefferson’s Journey Launch Party.
Must be 21+ years old to purchase (valid ID required).
Once purchased, the package is the responsibility of the purchaser.
No refunds or replacements are available.

General admission $45 | Frazier Members $35
Purchase Jefferson’s Journey Bourbon Package $99 | Limit one package per ticket purchased*

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Couture Season Launch Party
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Couture Season Launch Party

Celebrate the start of KMAC Couture Season! We'll be announcing and celebrating the featured artists for Couture 2019 at the KMAC Couture Season Launch Party, where guests can meet Couture artists and even sponsor a look. This is a FREE event, with food and fashion included.

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Second Saturday Family Day: Kentucky Crafts
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Second Saturday Family Day: Kentucky Crafts

Throughout its history, Kentucky has been home to creative people in pursuit of excellence in their craft and today you can meet some of them in person.  Mary Reed and Wayne Ferguson are both artists featured in the Kentucky Craft Luminaries exhibition, and they’ll both be here for Second Saturday to offer visitors a chance to see them work and even give their art forms a try themselves. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a corn husk doll, mold clay with a master, play a dulcimer, see several of our live performances, and much more!

Our Second Saturday programming is included in the price of museum admission (free for Members!).

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Martinis & Mistletoe
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Martinis & Mistletoe

It only happens once a year... join us on Thursday, December 6 for a free festive evening of holiday shopping, music, art, and special recipe martinis!

As always, the KMACShop will feature a collection of hand-made goods carefully curated by our own Julia Comer. The KMAC Shop is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

That evening, KMAC Members will receive two complimentary drinks and a special 15% discount on ALL purchases during the event! Not a KMAC Member? No problem! Become a member at Martinis & Mistletoe and receive all the benefits.

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True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service

Join author John C. Tramazzo as he shares stories featured in his new book Bourbon & Bullets. The names Bulleit, Stagg, Van Winkle, Weller and Elmer T. Lee are royalty on Bourbon store shelves, but the men behind these iconic brands share much more than just great taste in whiskey — they share stories of service and sacrifice for country.

From the American Revolution and the Civil War to the wars abroad in Vietnam and Iraq, whiskey has never been too far from the American battlefield and the stories weaving them together are fascinating. Tramazzo will talk about them as part of this special program that includes a signed book for every guest, a tasting of Pappy Van Winkle and select appetizers by Chef David Danielson from Churchill Downs and Old Stone Inn.

General Admissions: $60 | Frazier Members and Military: $50

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Masters Series
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Masters Series

Immerse yourself in the pride of the commonwealth with this exclusive Bourbon, mocktail, and craft beer event celebrating Kentucky’s booming beverage industry. Guests will also enjoy passed appetizers and Art Eatables Small Batch Bourbon Truffles. Join Brown-Forman Master Distiller and 2017 Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Morris, co-founder of MB Roland Distillery, Paul Tomaszewski, and New Albanian Brewery’s Master Brewer, Josh Hill, as they lead tastings and share stories that take you behind the curtain. Learn about Woodford Reserve’s Wheel of Taste, MB Roland’s Mary Beth and how New Albanian was a catalyst for craft beer.

General Admission: $28 | Frazier Members: $22

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An Evening with Poe
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Poe

Doors at 6:30 pm | Show time : 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2018 event, the Museum will feature the live interpretive performance series: An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work. The evening's performances include:  The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, The Bells, and many more featuring live music performed by The Tamerlane Trio

General admission: $20 | Frazier Members $15

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