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Henry VIII was known to self-medicate. The king had a book of prescriptions for treating his own ailments, and even concocted some of his own remedies.

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9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

9:00 am Spring Break Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (extended care option  4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Grades K-5 

Fees:

$165      Member Price full week
$190      Regular Price full week
$35        Members (per day)
$45        Non-Members (per day) 
$10        Extended Care per day (extended care option:  4 – 5:30 p.m)

From Native American spring planting festivals to May Day, spring time has always been a time when people have focused on the wonders of nature.  For our Spring Break Camp, we’ll turn our historical eyes to some of human-kind’s most interesting story lines starring Mother Nature.  From legends like Johnny Appleseed to real life moments like the Dust Bowl and Louisville’s own Great Flood, we’ll see nature isn’t all roses.  At the same time, we’ll learn about our fantastic parks, meet a city farmer and learn about harnessing nature’s amazing power with medieval waterwheels and modern solar panels.

*Note: Tuesday, April 1st will not follow the weekly theme.  It’s April Fool’s Day, and that’s too much fun to pass up!

For more information or to register for programs, visit the camp webpage or call 753-5660. Register online here.

Click here to download a printable registration form.

11:00 am Storytelling: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

An interactive adaptation of Washington Irving’s famous tale of New England schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the ghostly Headless Horseman.

Location
Great Hall Stage

12:30 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

A fair damsel tells the legend of a young girl who saves a village from a horrible dragon. A wonderful story for the whole family.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm Arming the Knight

One of our knights is armed in 15th century-style plate armor.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Spring Break Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (extended care option  4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Grades K-5 

Fees:

$165      Member Price full week
$190      Regular Price full week
$35        Members (per day)
$45        Non-Members (per day) 
$10        Extended Care per day (extended care option:  4 – 5:30 p.m)

From Native American spring planting festivals to May Day, spring time has always been a time when people have focused on the wonders of nature.  For our Spring Break Camp, we’ll turn our historical eyes to some of human-kind’s most interesting story lines starring Mother Nature.  From legends like Johnny Appleseed to real life moments like the Dust Bowl and Louisville’s own Great Flood, we’ll see nature isn’t all roses.  At the same time, we’ll learn about our fantastic parks, meet a city farmer and learn about harnessing nature’s amazing power with medieval waterwheels and modern solar panels.

*Note: Tuesday, April 1st will not follow the weekly theme.  It’s April Fool’s Day, and that’s too much fun to pass up!

For more information or to register for programs, visit the camp webpage or call 753-5660. Register online here.

Click here to download a printable registration form.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:30 am John Floyd, Kentucky Surveyor

The year 1781 was a turbulent and dangerous time for settlers in Kentucky. Colonel Floyd tells of the difficulties and dangers that existed in what is now Jefferson County.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:00 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Landing

11:30 am Arming the Knight

One of our knights is armed in 15th century-style plate armor.

Location
Great Hall Stage

12:30 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm Long Meg of Westminster

The exciting exploits of the 16th century English folk heroine.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

The first ex-slave to publish his memoirs describes his trials and travails as a ten-year-old boy sold into slavery in the mid-18th century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Spring Break Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (extended care option  4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Grades K-5 

Fees:

$165      Member Price full week
$190      Regular Price full week
$35        Members (per day)
$45        Non-Members (per day) 
$10        Extended Care per day (extended care option:  4 – 5:30 p.m)

From Native American spring planting festivals to May Day, spring time has always been a time when people have focused on the wonders of nature.  For our Spring Break Camp, we’ll turn our historical eyes to some of human-kind’s most interesting story lines starring Mother Nature.  From legends like Johnny Appleseed to real life moments like the Dust Bowl and Louisville’s own Great Flood, we’ll see nature isn’t all roses.  At the same time, we’ll learn about our fantastic parks, meet a city farmer and learn about harnessing nature’s amazing power with medieval waterwheels and modern solar panels.

*Note: Tuesday, April 1st will not follow the weekly theme.  It’s April Fool’s Day, and that’s too much fun to pass up!

For more information or to register for programs, visit the camp webpage or call 753-5660. Register online here.

Click here to download a printable registration form.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:00 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Landing

11:30 am Long Meg of Westminster

The exciting exploits of the 16th century English folk heroine.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm The Suffragette

A member of the movement describes the harsh realities of the fight for the 19th Amendment, and tells the stories of those who fought for the rights of women.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

A fair damsel tells the legend of a young girl who saves a village from a horrible dragon. A wonderful story for the whole family.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Late Medieval Gallery

2:30 pm In Rehearsal: Medieval Sword and Buckler

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques with one-handed sword and buckler using the 13th century German fight manual known as the I.33.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Sybil Ludington

The story of the 16-year-old girl whose midnight ride rivaled Paul Revere’s.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Spring Break Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (extended care option  4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Grades K-5 

Fees:

$165      Member Price full week
$190      Regular Price full week
$35        Members (per day)
$45        Non-Members (per day) 
$10        Extended Care per day (extended care option:  4 – 5:30 p.m)

From Native American spring planting festivals to May Day, spring time has always been a time when people have focused on the wonders of nature.  For our Spring Break Camp, we’ll turn our historical eyes to some of human-kind’s most interesting story lines starring Mother Nature.  From legends like Johnny Appleseed to real life moments like the Dust Bowl and Louisville’s own Great Flood, we’ll see nature isn’t all roses.  At the same time, we’ll learn about our fantastic parks, meet a city farmer and learn about harnessing nature’s amazing power with medieval waterwheels and modern solar panels.

*Note: Tuesday, April 1st will not follow the weekly theme.  It’s April Fool’s Day, and that’s too much fun to pass up!

For more information or to register for programs, visit the camp webpage or call 753-5660. Register online here.

Click here to download a printable registration form.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:00 am Oregon Trail: 1848

A pioneer woman heading west tells the story of what it was like to cross American in a covered wagon.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:00 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Landing

12:30 pm Josephine Bonaparte

Two weeks before Napoleon’s coronation as Emperor of France, his wife Josephine tells of her experiences with her first husband, the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, and courtship and marriage with the young general from Corsica.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 18th Century Small Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate small sword techniques from the fight manual of Domenico Angelo.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:45 am Annie Oakley

In her own words, the life and times of the world’s most famous female sharpshooter.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:00 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

11:30 am Anne Bonny

The story of one of the most infamous female pirates to sail the Caribbean during the “Golden Age of Piracy” in the 18th century.

Location
Great Hall Stage

12:30 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm American Glory

The United states flag has a very interesting history, and though it has undergone many changes, it is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Our Historic Interpreters present numerous fun and fascinating facts about our Star Spangled Banner.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Landing

2:30 pm Elizabethan Swordmaster

Our Interpreters demonstrate sword and buckler, rapier and dagger techniques taken directly from 16th century manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

A fair damsel tells the legend of a young girl who saves a village from a horrible dragon. A wonderful story for the whole family.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

12:00 pm Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time.
 
This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

12:00 pm "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

1:00 pm Wilhelm Tell

An account of the medieval Swiss farmer and hunter who became a national hero.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:45 pm Molly Pitcher

The heroine of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution wasn’t as lady-like as you might think.

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:30 pm Bartitsu

Victorian self-defense techniques with the gentleman’s cane and stick are demonstrated by none other than Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Location
Great Hall Stage

3:15 pm The Execution of Anne Boleyn

Taken from contemporary accounts, a lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII’s second wife and queen, Anne Boleyn, describes the first execution of a member of England’s royal family.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm The Geste of Robin Hood

Using an original ballad, a 14th century yeoman tells the story of this legendary outlaw.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:30 am Niccolo Machiavelli

One of the most prominent statesmen of the Renaissance and author of “The Prince”, which gave rise to the term “Machiavellian,” tells of his life and inspirations.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Day in the Life: The Frontier Woman

A pioneer woman describes life on the “western” frontier in Kentucky during the 1780’s. An interactive presentation geared toward children up to age twelve.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm Trafalgar

An English Tar tells of the action of one of the greatest naval battles in history.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Little Bighorn: 1876

Sergeant Windolph’s account of the battle of “Greasy Grass,” which came to be known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:00 am Mary Miller

The story of the Louisville woman who became the first licensed female steamboat master in the United States.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Company Aytch

This account of the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky is taken from the Civil War memoirs of Confederate veteran Sam Watkins of the 1st Tennessee.

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

The first ex-slave to publish his memoirs describes his trials and travails as a ten-year-old boy sold into slavery in the mid-18th century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:00 am Stephen Decatur

One of the most famous naval officers in American history talks of his exploits against the British during the War of 1812.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:15 pm Day in the Life: The Frontier Woman

A pioneer woman describes life on the “western” frontier in Kentucky during the 1780’s. An interactive presentation geared toward children up to age twelve.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm American Glory

The United states flag has a very interesting history, and though it has undergone many changes, it is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Our Historic Interpreters present numerous fun and fascinating facts about our Star Spangled Banner.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Late Medieval Gallery

2:45 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:00 pm Molly Pitcher

The heroine of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution wasn’t as lady-like as you might think.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:00 pm The Reno Gang

A citizen of Seymour, Indiana, tells the story of the first train robbery, which took place there in 1866, and of the Reno Gang who pulled it off.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor-Catching Frontier Fever Gallery

2:00 pm Elizabethan Swordmaster

Our Interpreters demonstrate sword and buckler, rapier and dagger techniques taken directly from 16th century manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm Annie Oakley

In her own words, the life and times of the world’s most famous female sharpshooter.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:00 am Brother Against Brother

A 45-minute interactive program in which one of our Historic Interpreters portrays two Kentucky brothers on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Brother Against Brother

A 45-minute interactive program in which one of our Historic Interpreters portrays two Kentucky brothers on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Sybil Ludington

The story of the 16-year-old girl whose midnight ride rivaled Paul Revere’s.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:00 pm 18th Century Small Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate small sword techniques from the fight manual of Domenico Angelo.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm Wilhelm Tell

An account of the medieval Swiss farmer and hunter who became a national hero.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY FOR THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE

The Frazier Museum will close at 2:00pm today due to Thunder Over Louisville.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:00 am The Geste of Robin Hood

Using an original ballad, a 14th century yeoman tells the story of this legendary outlaw.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:45 am Annie Oakley

In her own words, the life and times of the world’s most famous female sharpshooter.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

12:30 pm American Glory

The United states flag has a very interesting history, and though it has undergone many changes, it is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Our Historic Interpreters present numerous fun and fascinating facts about our Star Spangled Banner.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:15 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time.
 
This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

12:00 pm "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

1:00 pm Long Meg of Westminster

The exciting exploits of the 16th century English folk heroine.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:45 pm Catherine the Great

The life, loves, and rise to power of one of Russia’s greatest monarchs, who led her country into the “Age of Enlightenment.”

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm Bartitsu

Victorian self-defense techniques with the gentleman’s cane and stick are demonstrated by none other than Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Location
Great Hall Stage

3:15 pm Mary Warren: An Afflicted Girl

From her prison cell, Mary Warren, one of the girls whose accusations led to the Salem Witch Trials, expresses her regret and fear over her role in one of the most terrifying and tragic periods in American colonial history.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Trafalgar

An English Tar tells of the action of one of the greatest naval battles in history.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:00 pm Molly Pitcher

The heroine of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution wasn’t as lady-like as you might think.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:00 pm Buffalo Bill

Taken directly from Colonel William F. Cody’s autobiography, this tale tells of the first visit to England by “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West”.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

3:00 pm The Reno Gang

A citizen of Seymour, Indiana, tells the story of the first train robbery, which took place there in 1866, and of the Reno Gang who pulled it off.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:15 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Winning the West Gallery

11:30 am Stephen Decatur

One of the most famous naval officers in American history talks of his exploits against the British during the War of 1812.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Day in the Life: The Cowboy

A cowboy describes life in the 19th century American West. An interactive presentation geared toward children up to age twelve.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm Mary Miller

The story of the Louisville woman who became the first licensed female steamboat master in the United States.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:00 pm Sybil Ludington

The story of the 16-year-old girl whose midnight ride rivaled Paul Revere’s.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:15 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Late Medieval Gallery

2:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

The first ex-slave to publish his memoirs describes his trials and travails as a ten-year-old boy sold into slavery in the mid-18th century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:00 pm Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

This story is taken from the letters of the young man who led the first combat regiment of African-American soldiers, the 54th Massachusetts, during the American Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 pm In Rehearsal: TR Saves Football

After 18 deaths in college football in 1905, the game of American Football was almost abolished for being too violent. Many wanted to get rid of the game but others supported it. And they had a most important advocate, the President of the United States himself, Teddy Roosevelt. Museum Volunteer and TR re-enactor John Watkins joins the Interpretations Department for this look into a pivotal moment in American sports history.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 pm Arming the Samurai

An Historic Interpreter demonstrates how a samurai of the Edo period (1603-1868) would have armed himself.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 pm Clara Barton

A battlefield nurse, she was referred to as “The Angel of the Battlefield” during the American Civil War and went on to establish the American Red Cross.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Niccolo Machiavelli

One of the most prominent statesmen of the Renaissance and author of “The Prince”, which gave rise to the term “Machiavellian,” tells of his life and inspirations.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

7:00 pm An Evening with Buster

Film Screening of “The General” with live original soundtrack by The Tamerlane Ensemble

The Frazier History Museum is thrilled to invite the public to its big screen for two special showings of the 1926 comedy-adventure, The General, staring Buster Keaton. Not only is The General known for its comedic and creative excellence, it is considered one of the most realistic portrayals of certain aspects of the Civil War. An original score performed live by Louisville’s Tamerlane Ensemble will accompany this critically-acclaimed silent film. The Tamerlane Ensemble, with its fusion of bluegrass, jazz and chamber music, is back at the Frazier after playing to sell-out crowds at the An Evening with Poe series at the Frazier Museum last fall.

Guests can enjoy an assortment of beverages from the cash bar as well as fresh popcorn during the show. There will be two opportunities to catch An Evening with Buster, sponsored by Heine Brothers:

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00 (includes museum gallery access). To purchase tickets, click here or call 502-753-5663. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited.

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:30 pm Day in the Life: The Frontier Woman

A pioneer woman describes life on the “western” frontier in Kentucky during the 1780’s. An interactive presentation geared toward children up to age twelve.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:45 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:30 pm 18th Century Small Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate small sword techniques from the fight manual of Domenico Angelo.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

7:00 pm An Evening with Buster

Film Screening of “The General” with live original soundtrack by The Tamerlane Ensemble

The Frazier History Museum is thrilled to invite the public to its big screen for two special showings of the 1926 comedy-adventure, The General, staring Buster Keaton. Not only is The General known for its comedic and creative excellence, it is considered one of the most realistic portrayals of certain aspects of the Civil War. An original score performed live by Louisville’s Tamerlane Ensemble will accompany this critically-acclaimed silent film. The Tamerlane Ensemble, with its fusion of bluegrass, jazz and chamber music, is back at the Frazier after playing to sell-out crowds at the An Evening with Poe series at the Frazier Museum last fall.

Guests can enjoy an assortment of beverages from the cash bar as well as fresh popcorn during the show. There will be two opportunities to catch An Evening with Buster, sponsored by Heine Brothers:

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00 (includes museum gallery access). To purchase tickets, click here or call 502-753-5663. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited.

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:45 am Annie Oakley

In her own words, the life and times of the world’s most famous female sharpshooter.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Rifleman Harris: 95th Rifles

In his own words, this is the story of a soldier in an elite unit of the British Army during the Peninsula Wars against the French Army of Napoleon I.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm The Execution of Anne Boleyn

Taken from contemporary accounts, a lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII’s second wife and queen, Anne Boleyn, describes the first execution of a member of England’s royal family.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 pm In Rehearsal: Medieval Sword and Buckler

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques with one-handed sword and buckler using the 13th century German fight manual known as the I.33.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm Long Meg of Westminster

The exciting exploits of the 16th century English folk heroine.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Holt Collier

The story of an ex-slave whose life as a hunter and guide in the Mississippi Delta eventually found him leading President Theodore Roosevelt on what became known as the “Teddy Bear Hunt” in 1902.

Location
Great Hall Stage

9:00 am Museum Closed
12:00 pm Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time.
 
This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

12:00 pm "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

9:00 am Hands-On History

Visit with a museum volunteer as he shares some of his favorite hands-on reproduction objects from the Civil War period.

Location
2nd Floor-Catching Frontier Fever Gallery

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:15 am Buffalo Bill

Taken directly from Colonel William F. Cody’s autobiography, this tale tells of the first visit to England by “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West”.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:15 pm Niccolo Machiavelli

One of the most prominent statesmen of the Renaissance and author of “The Prince”, which gave rise to the term “Machiavellian,” tells of his life and inspirations.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Joan of Arc

The story of “The Maid” in her own words, taken from various accounts of her trial in 1431.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

12:00 pm The Reno Gang

A citizen of Seymour, Indiana, tells the story of the first train robbery, which took place there in 1866, and of the Reno Gang who pulled it off.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:15 pm John Floyd, Kentucky Surveyor

The year 1781 was a turbulent and dangerous time for settlers in Kentucky. Colonel Floyd tells of the difficulties and dangers that existed in what is now Jefferson County.

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

The first ex-slave to publish his memoirs describes his trials and travails as a ten-year-old boy sold into slavery in the mid-18th century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm 15th Century Long Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques for the long sword from 15th century German manuals.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:25 am Annie Oakley

In her own words, the life and times of the world’s most famous female sharpshooter.

Location
Great Hall Stage

12:15 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:15 pm Brother Against Brother

A 45-minute interactive program in which one of our Historic Interpreters portrays two Kentucky brothers on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Brother Against Brother

A 45-minute interactive program in which one of our Historic Interpreters portrays two Kentucky brothers on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Late Medieval Gallery

3:30 pm In Rehearsal: Woody Strode

Taken from his memoirs, the story of the man who helped break the NFL color barrier in the 1940′s and later became a successful Hollywood actor, appearing in “Spartacus” with Kirk Douglas and many John Ford westerns.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:15 am Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Winning the West Gallery

11:45 am Wilhelm Tell

An account of the medieval Swiss farmer and hunter who became a national hero.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Day in the Life: The Cowboy

A cowboy describes life in the 19th century American West. An interactive presentation geared toward children up to age twelve.

Location
Great Hall Stage

4:15 pm Mary Miller

The story of the Louisville woman who became the first licensed female steamboat master in the United States.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

10:15 am Sybil Ludington

The story of the 16-year-old girl whose midnight ride rivaled Paul Revere’s.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am The Towton Bowman: 1461

A Lancastrian archer tells of his part in the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil.*****

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:15 pm Free Frank

Former slave Frank McWhorter talks about coming to Kentucky in the 1790s, his establishment of a saltpetre business, and his efforts to free himself and his family from slavery.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:00 pm 18th Century Small Sword

Our Interpreters demonstrate small sword techniques from the fight manual of Domenico Angelo.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm In Rehearsal: Woody Strode

Taken from his memoirs, the story of the man who helped break the NFL color barrier in the 1940′s and later became a successful Hollywood actor, appearing in “Spartacus” with Kirk Douglas and many John Ford westerns.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm Agincourt Archer

An archer in the army of Henry V of England gives his perspective of the campaign that led to the battle of Agincourt in France during the Hundred Years War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

11:30 am Medieval Sword and Buckler

Our Interpreters demonstrate techniques with one-handed sword and buckler using the 13th century German fight manual known as the I.33.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

A buffalo soldier tells of the taking of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and the role played by black soldiers.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm American Glory

The United states flag has a very interesting history, and though it has undergone many changes, it is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Our Historic Interpreters present numerous fun and fascinating facts about our Star Spangled Banner.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 pm Clara Barton

A battlefield nurse, she was referred to as “The Angel of the Battlefield” during the American Civil War and went on to establish the American Red Cross.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm In Rehearsal: Woody Strode

Taken from his memoirs, the story of the man who helped break the NFL color barrier in the 1940′s and later became a successful Hollywood actor, appearing in “Spartacus” with Kirk Douglas and many John Ford westerns.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time.
 
This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

12:00 pm "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

1:00 pm In Rehearsal: Long Meg

The exciting exploits of the 16th century English folk heroine.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:45 pm Catherine the Great

The life, loves, and rise to power of one of Russia’s greatest monarchs, who led her country into the “Age of Enlightenment.”

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm Bartitsu

Victorian self-defense techniques with the gentleman’s cane and stick are demonstrated by none other than Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Location
Great Hall Stage

3:15 pm Mary Warren: An Afflicted Girl

From her prison cell, Mary Warren, one of the girls whose accusations led to the Salem Witch Trials, expresses her regret and fear over her role in one of the most terrifying and tragic periods in American colonial history.*****

Instructor
1s Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Trafalgar

An English Tar tells of the action of one of the greatest naval battles in history.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

9:00 am Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, The Pro Football Hall of Fame is touring the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5,000 square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts from the Hall of Fame’s collection, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time. 

This interactive multimedia experience includes new material from NFL Films, immersive fan experiences, and a custom-designed “Hometown Tribute” section that will highlight the history of our local football teams and players (a few may even make special guest appearances during the exhibition’s run). Click here to learn more.

9:00 am "Long May She Wave" exhibition gallery open

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.

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