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Commander and Chief

When George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States in 1789, he initially used the name, "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties." Critics charged that it smacked of monarchy and Washington consented that the title be altered to "Mr. President."

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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 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.

10:45 am In Rehearsal: Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 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
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 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.

11:45 am 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
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
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Football Storytelling

A live presentation of a football-related story for kids. Great for the whole family!

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

3:00 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

3:30 pm In Rehearsal: 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

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.

11:45 am Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 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
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 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 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

4:00 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

6:30 pm Talk by Kit Hinrichs

 

Museum doors open at 6:00 pm

Presentation from 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Gallery open from 7:15 – 8:30 pm

 

 The world-renowned designer behind the Frazier’s temporary exhibition Long May She Wave is hosting a public lecture and presentation at the museum. Kit will discuss his extensive experience as a collector and how the design and history of the American Flag has inspired his work.

 

This event is free and open to the public. A cash bar will be available. Call 502-753-5663 to learn more.

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.

10:30 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Annie Oakley

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:45 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

12:15 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Suit Me Up!

See how a football player prepares himself for the game, and learn about how protective football gear has evolved over the last century.

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

2:30 pm Elizabethan Swordmaster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 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

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 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 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

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 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

12:30 pm Suit Me Up!

See how a football player prepares himself for the game, and learn about how protective football gear has evolved over the last century.

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 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 Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm 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 "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 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.

1:00 pm 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

1:30 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 Playing Card Magic

A demonstration and brief history of tricks and cons with playing cards.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm 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 In Rehearsal: 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 The Battle of Trenton

A Continental Army soldier recounts the first significant victory for General Washington and his rag-tag army in the bitter cold of a New Jersey Christmas night.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:45 am Oregon Trail: 1848

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm 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

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

2:00 pm Football Storytelling

A live presentation of a football story for kids. Great for the whole family!

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:45 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

3:30 pm 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

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:45 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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
1st Floor Theatre

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
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:15 pm 15th Century Long Sword

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm In Rehearsal: Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm 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 Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:00 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

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

2:00 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a volunteer as he shares stories about reproduction items from the Civil War.

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

3:00 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
Great Hall Stage

3:45 pm Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:30 am Berengaria

The only queen of England never to set foot there describes her marriage to Richard I, “the Lionheart,” and her honeymoon during the 3rd Crusade.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:15 pm In Rehearsal: 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

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

2:00 pm Annie Oakley

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:45 pm 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

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:00 am The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:00 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

12:30 pm Playing Card Magic

A demonstration and brief history of tricks and cons with playing cards.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Arming the Samurai

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:15 pm 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

3:00 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

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.

10:30 am In Rehearsal: 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

11:00 am SECOND SATURDAY Family Day: Louisville History


SECOND SATURDAY Family Day: Louisville History

From the George Rogers Clark to the Belle of Louisville, our town has a lot of great stories! Come learn some of our favorites, thru hands-on activities, live performances and crafts.

Click here to learn more.

11:15 am George Rogers Clark

The man credited as the founder of Louisville describes the early part of his campaign against the British during the Revolutionary War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 pm Oregon Trail: 1848

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Arming the Knight

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

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
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 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

3:15 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
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm 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.

1:00 pm Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 pm 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

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 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 Miller

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 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 Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:30 am Storytelling: Viking Legends

One of our Historic Interpreters leads you through Viking tales of gods and monsters from Norse mythology.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:15 pm In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm George Rogers Clark

The man credited as the founder of Louisville describes the early part of his campaign against the British during the Revolutionary War.

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

2:00 pm Medieval Sword and Buckler

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm In Rehearsal: 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

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

9:45 am 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
1st Floor Theatre

11:45 am The Battle of Trenton

A Continental Army soldier recounts the first significant victory for General Washington and his rag-tag army in the bitter cold of a New Jersey Christmas night.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:15 pm Football Storytelling

A live presentation of a football story for kids. Great 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 Tudor Gallery

2:30 pm In Rehearsal: Medieval Sword and Buckler

Our Interpreters rehearse 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 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 Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

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
Great Hall Stage

11:15 am 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

12:00 pm In Rehearsal: Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 pm 15th Century Long Sword

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 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
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 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

3:45 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 Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:30 am In Rehearsal: Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 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
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

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

3:15 pm In Rehearsal: Big Nose Kate

The story of Kate Elder, mistress of the infamous Doc Holliday, and one of the few who witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:45 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 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 The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 pm In Rehearsal: Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:15 pm Suit Me Up!

See how a football player prepares himself for the game, and learn about how protective football gear has evolved over the last century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 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

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.

10:30 am Cowboy Storytelling

Hear a cowboy tale that’s fun for the whole family!

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:00 am Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Winning the West Gallery

11:30 am 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
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Cowboy Storytelling

Hear a cowboy tale that’s fun for the whole family!

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:10 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

1:10 pm Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 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
1st Floor Theatre

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 Suit Me Up!

See how a football player prepares himself for the game, and learn about how protective football gear has evolved over the last century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm In Rehearsal: Big Nose Kate

The story of Kate Elder, mistress of the infamous Doc Holliday, and one of the few who witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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.

12:30 pm In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm 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

1:30 pm 15th Century Long Sword

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

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

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:15 am In Rehearsal: English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 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

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

2:00 pm Medieval Sword and Buckler

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:45 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

3:30 pm Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:20 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 Tudor Gallery

11:30 am English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:45 pm 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

2:15 pm 15th Century Long Sword

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm In Rehearsal: Big Nose Kate

The story of Kate Elder, mistress of the infamous Doc Holliday, and one of the few who witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:45 am 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

11:30 am Football Storytelling

A live presentation of a football story for kids. Great for the whole family!

Location
Great Hall Stage

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 Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

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 Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:15 am Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 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

12:30 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

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

2:15 pm Annie Oakley

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 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

3:45 pm Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: It's All Fun & Games

It’s All Fun and Games I and II
(Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
July 7-11
July 21-25
 
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:00 am The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

10:45 am Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Playing Card Magic

A demonstration and brief history of tricks and cons with playing cards.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 pm 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

1:30 pm Elizabethan Swordmaster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:15 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
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 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

9:00 am Kentucky Collectibles

Ever wondered whether or not you should toss that old lamp in the attic or if your great-uncle’s cuff links should be in the wall safe? You can finally get an answer when this year’s Appraisal Fair for KET’s “Kentucky Collectibles” program comes to the Frazier Museum!

 When you donate $100 to KET, you are guaranteed one ticket to the event. One ticket allows a person to bring in up to two items to be appraised by the Kentucky Collectibles experts. Plus, your story and treasure may be featured on the third season of KET’s “Kentucky Collectibles”! Learn More>>>

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.

10:45 am 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

11:30 am Big Nose Kate

The story of Kate Elder, mistress of the infamous Doc Holliday, and one of the few who witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm In Rehearsal: 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 Elizabethan Swordmaster

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

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 Suit Me Up!

See how a football player prepares himself for the game, and learn about how protective football gear has evolved over the last century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

7:00 pm Frazier Night Lights

Craving an off-season football fix?


The Frazier History Museum is thrilled to present Frazier Night Lights: The Football Fan’s Perfect Date Night on Saturday July 26, 2014 from 7 to 10 pm.  Join fellow fans for an evening of fun at the Frazier’s newest temporary exhibition Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


The festivities will begin with a hometown tailgate in our Great Hall, featuring rivalry trivia, corn hole, a specialty beer by BCC, and free Papa John’s pizza! Then the real game kicks off at Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The largest temporary exhibition ever built about the game of football, Gridiron Glory has over 200 of the rarest and most iconic artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

A very special thanks to our sponsors Papa John’s, BBC, and J.P. Morgan Chase for making this event possible!


Ticket:  $20 online /$25 at the door/$15 for members.
 Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Location
Frazier History Museum

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.

1:00 pm Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 pm 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

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 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 Miller

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:45 am 15th Century Long Sword

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Storytelling: Viking Legends

One of our Historic Interpreters leads you through Viking tales of gods and monsters from Norse mythology.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:15 pm In Rehearsal: 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

1:00 pm George Rogers Clark

The man credited as the founder of Louisville describes the early part of his campaign against the British during the Revolutionary War.

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

2:00 pm 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

2:45 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

3:45 pm In Rehearsal: Boudica and the Legionary

The story of the tribal queen who led a rebellion against the Romans in Britain in 60 AD.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

10:00 am 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
1st Floor Theatre

10:45 am English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Big Nose Kate

The story of Kate Elder, mistress of the infamous Doc Holliday, and one of the few who witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 Black Hawk War: 1832

An Illinois militiaman recounts the Battle of Wisconsin Heights which led to the surrender of the great Indian leader, Black Hawk.*****

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

3:30 pm 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 Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

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.

11:00 am English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 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

1:45 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
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:30 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

3:15 pm 15th Century Long Sword

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

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 Summer Camp: Hometown History

Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:00 am Summer Camp: Fables and Fairytales

Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 14-18
July 28-August 1
 
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea.
 
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 
 
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Register now!

9:30 am Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:15 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

12:00 pm English Civil War: 1643

A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Football Storytelling

A live presentation of a football story for kids. Great for the whole family!

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 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

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
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

3:00 pm The Science of Football

Our Historic Interpreters demonstrate the physics behind football, with hilarious results.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm Border War: 1862

A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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