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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 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.

9:00 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!

9:15 am Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

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 Annie Oakley

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

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 The Geste of Robin Hood

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

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.

11:30 am 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

12:30 pm 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

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:30 pm Arming the Knight

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 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

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 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 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 Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 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 The Execution of Anne Boleyn

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm 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

9:00 am Summer Camp: Day Camps (Greatest Hits)

DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
 
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
Monday – History of Everyday Objects
 
Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
 
Wednesday – Villains
 
Thursday – Horrible History
 
Friday – Civil War
 
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

12:00 pm Dolley Madison

One of the most dynamic First Ladies in American History recounts the attack on Washington by British troops during the war of 1812.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 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

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 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

2:45 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

3:30 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: Day Camps (Greatest Hits)

DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
 
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
Monday – History of Everyday Objects
 
Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
 
Wednesday – Villains
 
Thursday – Horrible History
 
Friday – Civil War
 
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 Day in the Life: The Medieval Archer

A medieval archer describes life in the 15th century. An interactive presentation geared toward children 12 and younger.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:15 am 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

12:15 pm Olaudah Equiano

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 pm Football Storytelling

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

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
2nd Floor Landing

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: Day Camps (Greatest Hits)

DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
 
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
Monday – History of Everyday Objects
 
Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
 
Wednesday – Villains
 
Thursday – Horrible History
 
Friday – Civil War
 
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 Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Rifleman Harris: 95th Rifles

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 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

1:15 pm 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

2:00 pm Company Aytch

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 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
Great Hall Stage

3:45 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 Summer Camp: Day Camps (Greatest Hits)

DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
 
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
Monday – History of Everyday Objects
 
Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
 
Wednesday – Villains
 
Thursday – Horrible History
 
Friday – Civil War
 
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 Anne Bonny

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

11:30 am Clara Barton

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:30 pm Storytelling: Viking Legends

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

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

6:00 pm Making History on the Rooftop

Join the crew from Making History, the Frazier’s unique Young Professionals membership level, for a rooftop evening of networking, drinks, snacks, and a special presentation from local historian Tom Noland. Noland, a former journalist and current VP of Corporate Communications at Humana, will present on “Boats, Trains and Planes: An Opinionated History of Louisville.” 

Snacks, cash bar, presentation, and access to the Frazier’s special exhibition Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame all included.

Tickets available at the door or to buy tickets online, click here.

Location
Frazier History Museum

9:00 am Summer Camp: Day Camps (Greatest Hits)

DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
 
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
Monday – History of Everyday Objects
 
Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
 
Wednesday – Villains
 
Thursday – Horrible History
 
Friday – Civil War
 
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 Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 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 Clara Barton

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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

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 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

11:00 am SECOND SATURDAY Family Day: Gridiron Glory

SECOND SATURDAY Family Day: Gridiron Glory

Join us for a day of history fun focused on football, along with a few other great sports. Enjoy some hands-on artifacts, some sports-themed crafts and a bevy of great live performances created for our summer exhibit, Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

11:30 am Football Storytelling

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

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 Arming the Knight

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

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 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

3:15 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

4:00 pm Long Meg of Westminster

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

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 English Civil War: 1643

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

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 Anne Bonny

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

3:15 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

4:00 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 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 English Civil War: 1643

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:30 pm Juliette Gordon Low

The story of the Savannah woman who founded the Girl Scouts of America.

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

3:30 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 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 Clara Barton

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 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

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 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 CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge

During the American Civil War, these two ships battled each other off the coast of Cherbourg, France. An amazing story of Captain Raphael Semmes, who commanded the confederate raider Alabama.

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

1:15 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 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 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 English Civil War: 1643

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm 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

1:30 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

1:45 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 Joan of Arc

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm 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 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 Rifleman Harris: 95th Rifles

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 Free Frank

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Annie Oakley

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

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

3:30 pm 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

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 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

12:15 pm 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

1:00 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

1:45 pm English Civil War: 1643

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 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

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

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.

12:45 pm English Civil War: 1643

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Storytelling: Brave Martha and the Dragon

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:45 pm 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

3:30 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

4:15 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 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 Trafalgar

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

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
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Agincourt Archer

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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

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

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

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

12:30 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

1:15 pm CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge

During the American Civil War, these two ships battled each other off the coast of Cherbourg, France. An amazing story of Captain Raphael Semmes, who commanded the confederate raider Alabama.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 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 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

3:00 pm Free Frank

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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

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

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

11:30 am 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

12:30 pm Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:30 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:30 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 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 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

12:30 pm Little Bighorn: 1876

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

1:30 pm Long Meg of Westminster

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

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

3:30 pm 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 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 The Geste of Robin Hood

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Annie Oakley

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

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

2:30 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

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
2nd Floor Landing

3:30 pm Rifleman Harris: 95th Rifles

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 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

11:30 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

12:15 pm Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm The Science of Football

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

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
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 Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm The Towton Bowman: 1461

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

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 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 he shares some of his favorite card tricks.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:45 pm Arming the Samurai

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 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

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 Trafalgar

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:30 pm Arming the Samurai

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

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

3:45 pm Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

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 Rifleman Harris: 95th Rifles

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm 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 Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 Free Frank

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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

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

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

11:30 am Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:00 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

1:30 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

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 Olaudah Equiano

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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

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

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

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

12:15 pm Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm The Towton Bowman: 1461

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:45 pm Cynthia Ann Parker

The story of a woman stolen from her family by Indians at the age of nine and adopted into the Comanche tribe.*****

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

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 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

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

1:00 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

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

2:30 pm Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm The Science of Football

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

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.

11:00 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

11:45 am Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a Historic Interpreter as he shares some of his favorite card tricks.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

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 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
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 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

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 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 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 Arming the Samurai

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

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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.

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3rd Floor Tudor Gallery

2:00 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.

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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.

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1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Football Storytelling

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

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1st Floor Theatre

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