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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Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion
Aug
18
to Dec 2

Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion

KMAC Museum presents "Poems for Every Occasion", a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. "Poems for Every Occasion" features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the American imagination. Curated by Joey Yates.

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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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An Evening with Poe
Oct
20
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
19
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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Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Bottle With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe

Doors open at 7PM | Program 7:30 - 8:30PM

Join 7th generation Master Distiller and Bourbon Hall of Fame member Fred Noe for an historic Dusty Bottle tasting in The Spirit of Kentucky®,  our brand new Bourbon exhibition. Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson, and Booker Noe’s only son, will lead tastings, and tell stories about a family that has been making great whiskey since 1795 — a whiskey that is now the #1-selling Bourbon in the world. Come have a taste of Booker’s Rye Limited Edition, and other choice Jim Beam selections. 

$75 General Admission | $65 Frazier Members

 

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Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy

5:30-6:30 Galleries Open / 6:30-8:00 Lecture

Sophisticated and well educated, Mary Todd Lincoln seemed poised for success as First Lady. Yet, few women in American history are as controversial
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Join Curator and Assistant Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, as he explores some of the most hotly contested points of Mary Lincoln’s life and legacy and how we can use controversy to better understand history’s many complexities.

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Eat, Drink, and Do Science
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Eat, Drink, and Do Science

The second Friday of each month, Eat, Drink, and Do Science in a completely kid-free Science Center. From 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., each event will feature a unique theme with hands-on activities, science talks, cash bars, and food. Make a night of it by staying for a 9:00 p.m. Hollywood movie on our 4-story screen!

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Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY

Galleries Open 5:30-6:30 pm | Program 6:30-7:30 pm

Nationally-recognized Urban Design Planner, Joshua Poe, will explore the racist origins of Louisville’s 1938 redlining maps and the far-reaching impact they have had on our city.  The presentation will introduce how urban design shapes human behavior and end with a discussion of current city planning efforts, gentrification, and strategies to create equitable development in formerly redlined areas. 

Joshua Poe is a pioneer in documenting and exposing how city planning was used as a tool to deny black people land ownership and access to the accumulation of generational wealth. With a B.A. in Political Science from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Louisville, Mr. Poe has worked as an independent researcher, activist, and city planner in Louisville, KY.  His  interactive story map, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY received recognition from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as best-in-class data visualization. He is currently working as an urban design consultant specializing in equitable development strategies for revitalizing neighborhoods. 

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Maker's Mark®: Crafting the Guest Experience
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Maker's Mark®: Crafting the Guest Experience

Doors at 6:30 | Event begins at 7PM

From world-class Bourbon tastings to locally sourced and inspired cuisine, every aspect of the visitor experience at Maker’s Mark® Distillery is very carefully designed.
Crafting the Guest Experience brings together the distillers, designers, blacksmiths, chefs and artists who work at the legendary Distillery for a fun-filled night celebrating all things handmade. Join Chief Operating Officer and grandson to the founders, Rob Samuels, great American gardener Jon Carloftis,   Star Hill Provisions Chef Newman Miller Mathew and Karine Maynard from Maynard Studios, , Brook White of Flame Run glass Studio and Gallery, and others for cocktails, cuisine, conversation and so much more.

$40 General Admission |  $30 Frazier Members

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Curator: Scott Rogers

Join us for the final days of the Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon and experience a very special opportunity to tour the exhibition with its Curator, Scott Rogers.  Through years of research at and collaborations with organizations throughout the world, Scott transformed his vision into an beautiful exhibition named by USA Today as one of the “best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring . . . a  must-see.” He will share stories of the Magnificent Mona – and of his effort to bring her story back to Louisville, her hometown.

This tour is free with with paid admission to the museum. Free for Frazier Members.

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Second Saturday – Around the World
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday – Around the World

In coordination with Metro United Way and their Kindergarten Countdown initiative, we’re spending our Second Saturday touring around the world. 

Bilingual children’s music group Evan and Vanessa will be performing at 11am and 1pm.  Our friends from The Louisville Free Public Library will be here with books you can enjoy (and even check out), and we will have live performances, crafts, and hands-on activities all around the museum.

Children who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will get in free with one adult, this day only

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mystery at the Museum at Kentucky Science Center

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Mystery in the Museum is a self-lead night of sleuthing and socializing for 21+. Arrive anytime, explore at your own pace, enjoy the exhibits, and stay for the big reveal. Solve the mystery alone or in teams!

Your admission includes a complementary cocktail and themed hors d’oeuvres provided by Masterson’s; a cash bar will be available. 

Mystery in the Museum forensics partners:
Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories
University of Louisville Biology Department,
Louisville Metro Police- Crime Scene Unit,
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/mystery-at-the-museum/

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Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday in Honor of Mother’s Day

There’d be little history at all if there weren’t for moms, so join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in the only way we know how! Some moms are tough, some moms have impeccable fashion, some moms are creative, but all moms are awesome.  Discover some of these great stories in our galleries with a scavenger hunt and hands-on object stations, meet some famous moms, make something to take home to your mom and much more.

We’ll also have a special guest with an amazing approach to fashion. 

What happens when recycled materials and fashion collide? We’ll have Lauren Woods on hand to share her historical interpretations of clothing made from VHS tape.  While you’re here, try the process for yourself!

Ms. Woods is an artist and costume technician, specializing in historical clothing. She has worked with Universities and Performing companies across the U.S.A.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Clue at Kentucky Science Center

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Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard. When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

This 1985 cult classic returns to the big screen for a one time showing this May, just in time for a special mystery event

Click here for tickets: https://kysciencecenter.org/news/fri-sci-movie-series/ 

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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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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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Shining a Light Photography Exhibit
Mar
8
to Jun 24

Shining a Light Photography Exhibit

This year’s exhibition, Experiences of Refugee Women, illustrates the innumerable issues of rights and justice that these women face every day through a prolific look at their lives before and after resettlement. The exhibit features images of women from ten refugee groups: Rohingya, Syrian, Kurdish, Sarhawi, Ahmadiyyan, Afghan, Bhutanese, Iraqi, Congolese, and Somali.

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RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles

Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series presents RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites!

This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world's most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

Tickets here.

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Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic

Don’t miss your chance to taste Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon during one of the most exclusive tasting events in Kentucky Bourbon history. For the very first time a Bourbon that aged in the barrel for 45 years will be available for tasting. A very select 100 ticketed guests will also get the chance to meet the man behind the project, James “Buddy” Thompson, and celebrate the Thompson’s great name in Kentucky and Bourbon history. Guests will enjoy 2 complimentary cocktails and delicious small plate food selections from Lilly’s Bistro along with a guided tasting of the 45 year-old Bourbon.   

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