Support Stories in Mind: Active Engagement through Storytelling
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

Farm to Frazier: Culinary Roots Featuring Michael Twitty
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

Old Forester Speakeasy
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

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

Second Saturday: Explorers and Trailblazers and Kindergarten Countdown
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 .

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.