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The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.

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9:00 am MUSEUM OPENS AT NOON
9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

9:00 am Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. – See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-2/#sthash.zdlegWNC.dpuf

9:00 am White Christmas: The Exhibit

A Hollywood classic and
everyone’s favorite holiday movie,
White Christmas: The Exhibit
features costumes and
memorabilia on loan from the
Rosemary Clooney House, in
Augusta, Kentucky. Generations
have considered White Christmas
the quintessential holiday movie,
and now visitors can view
authentic items from the movie
starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen

12:45 pm Long Meg of Westminster

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

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
2nd Floor Landing

1:45 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

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 White Christmas: The Exhibit

A Hollywood classic and
everyone’s favorite holiday movie,
White Christmas: The Exhibit
features costumes and
memorabilia on loan from the
Rosemary Clooney House, in
Augusta, Kentucky. Generations
have considered White Christmas
the quintessential holiday movie,
and now visitors can view
authentic items from the movie
starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

9:00 am Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. – See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-2/#sthash.zdlegWNC.dpuf

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 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 Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 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

3:15 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

9:00 am White Christmas: The Exhibit

A Hollywood classic and
everyone’s favorite holiday movie,
White Christmas: The Exhibit
features costumes and
memorabilia on loan from the
Rosemary Clooney House, in
Augusta, Kentucky. Generations
have considered White Christmas
the quintessential holiday movie,
and now visitors can view
authentic items from the movie
starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

9:00 am Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. – See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-2/#sthash.zdlegWNC.dpuf

11:00 am Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm The Execution of Anne Boleyn

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:30 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:00 pm 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 The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:45 pm 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 White Christmas: The Exhibit

A Hollywood classic and
everyone’s favorite holiday movie,
White Christmas: The Exhibit
features costumes and
memorabilia on loan from the
Rosemary Clooney House, in
Augusta, Kentucky. Generations
have considered White Christmas
the quintessential holiday movie,
and now visitors can view
authentic items from the movie
starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

9:00 am Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. – See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-2/#sthash.zdlegWNC.dpuf

1:00 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

2:00 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

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 Landing

4:00 pm Little Bighorn: 1876

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am 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

12:30 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

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 Landing

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 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am 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

1:00 pm A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 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 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

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

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

12:30 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 Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 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

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 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

12:30 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

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:30 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 Mary Miller

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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
2nd Floor Landing

1:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:00 pm Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

4:00 pm A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:00 am SECOND SATURDAY Family Day History of Everyday Objects

When you look around the house or walk around town, you are surrounded by thousands of things with fascinating stories of how they came to be. Through exploration, activities and fun we invite you to come learn the history of everything from paper clips to elevators to toilets and more.
Our friends from The Thomas Edison House will join us for the day with hands-on activities and friendly educators, and we’ll highlight our temporary exhibit Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which closes on Feb 1st.
Click here for more information.

11:15 am Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Juliette Gordon Low

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:00 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

2:00 pm Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:15 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 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

3:45 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

1:00 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
2nd Floor Landing

3:00 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

4:00 pm The Geste of Robin Hood

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:00 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 Annie Oakley

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:15 pm Free Frank

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:15 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Landing

2:45 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

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

1:00 pm A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

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 Landing

2:15 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

3:00 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

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

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

1:45 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

2:15 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 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

3:30 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

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 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 Landing

2:15 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 A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

10:30 am A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
Great Hall Stage

11:15 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

12:30 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

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 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

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:00 am The Geste of Robin Hood

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a Teaching Artist as he shares some of his favorite card tricks.

Location
3rd Floor Landing

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 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

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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

1:00 pm Wilhelm Tell

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Landing

3:00 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

4:00 pm The Geste of Robin Hood

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:00 am Hands-On History

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

Location
3rd Floor Landing

11:30 am The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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

1:30 pm Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm 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 Long Meg of Westminster

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am Sybil Ludington

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:45 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

1:30 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

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 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

3:30 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

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

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:30 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

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

12:00 pm Molly Pitcher

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:15 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

1:45 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
2nd Floor Landing

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:30 am The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:30 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 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
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

3:30 pm Annie Oakley

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

9:00 am Teacher Professional Development America Gilded Age: The Development of a Modern Nation

University of Louisville’s Dr. Thomas Mackey will take us back to the vaunted Gilded Age where the titans of commerce and industry make fortunes and masses struggle to ascend American ladder of success. Observe artifacts from the Frazier Museum’s temporary exhibition, “Lifestyles of the Rich and famous: Art, Fashion and Luxury in the Gilded Age” that presents the spirit and material culture of the age through the era’s iconic artwork and objects. Content lectures, a live performance of an immigrant seamstress, resources and connections to the new proposed KCAS standards will be available. Additionally, participants will investigate artifacts in the exhibit that illustrate the Gilded Age and its impact on the American History. (Please Note: Content provided in this session is most applicable for High School level teachers / Time for an off-site lunch will be built into the schedule) – See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/professional-development/#sthash.hUjV0Pai.dpuf

10:45 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

12:15 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

1:00 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 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

3:30 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

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

1:00 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 Teaching Artist member as he shares some of his favorite card tricks.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

3:00 pm Anne Bonny

he 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

4:00 pm Trafalgar

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

12:00 pm Molly Pitcher

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:15 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

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 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 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:20 am A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

12:00 pm Molly Pitcher

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm The Buffalo Soldier: Cuba, 1898

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:30 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 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

3:30 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:20 am A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
Great Hall Stage

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:30 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

2:30 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

3:30 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 Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

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

1:15 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

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
2nd Floor Landing

2:30 pm Clara Barton

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:30 pm Little Bighorn: 1876

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

12:30 pm Trafalgar

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

1:00 pm Hands-On History

Visit with a staff member as he shares some of his favorite card tricks.

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:30 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

2:30 pm Olaudah Equiano

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

3:15 pm A Seamstress of the Gilded Age

Exploring “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the Gilded Age, an Irish-immigrant seamstress working in a Louisville dress shop sheds some light on working conditions and fashion at the turn of the twentieth century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

9:00 am Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Art, Fashion & Luxury in the Gilded Age

Lifestyles of the Rich &
Famous: Art, Fashion &
Luxury in the Gilded Age
presents the spirit and material
culture of the Gilded Age (ca.
1870-1915) through the era’s most
iconic artwork and objects.
Fashionable dresses and
accessories, American
Impressionist paintings, and luxury
products from the period are
among the items featured in the
exhibition. Through the exhibition,
visitors will experience the
extravagance of the Gilded Age
and the birth of Modern American
consumer culture.

Location
3rd floor

11:00 am The Geste of Robin Hood

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

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:45 am 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 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

1:00 pm Hands-On History

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

Location
2nd Floor Landing

1:45 pm Holt Collier

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

Location
Great Hall Stage

2:30 pm 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

3:30 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