Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day and, after a brilliant war victory, a nation of well wishers sent him more than 10,000 cigars. He later died of throat cancer.
Daily Events for Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pmTop Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners
Experience the old world craftsmanship of handmade furniture through the 18th and 19th centuries. “Top Drawer” is a 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition that explores how a German immigrant’s custom cabinet shop became not only a Louisville tradition, but also a nationally-renowned design firm. Exquisite American, English and Continental furniture inspired by great monarchs and makers is featured, as well as the story of how the political, cultural and social forces of these periods can inspire the aesthetic of our homes. Examine fine antiques from around the world as well as master-crafted pieces produced by the Bittners custom shop.
2nd floor, north gallery
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pmTeacher Appreciation WeekendSaturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18 In celebration of American Education Week, the Frazier History Museum is teaming up with other attractions in downtown’s Museum Row district to honor educators! All teachers receive free admission for themselves and one guest at the following locations: Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Science Center, KentuckyShow!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center. Note that free admission excludes access to "Diana: A Celebration," but teachers and their guests may view the exhibition at the member rate on Nov. 17 and 18. The member rate is $12; regular cost is $21.50. Tickets for this exhibition are date and time specific and available on a first-come, first served basis. For information about the exhibit, click here. To reserve "Diana" tickets on Nov. 17 or 18- please call (502) 753-5663 to make a reservation, then check in at the Education center the day of your visit and show your school I.D. or paycheck stub for admittance.
Frazier History Museum
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Diana: A Celebration" exhibit gallery open
This 7,500 sq. ft. exhibition explores the life and humanitarian work of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women. Diana’s life is explored through nine galleries containing 150 objects, ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 designer dresses to family jewels, heirlooms, personal mementoes, paintings, rare home movies and photos.
“Diana: A Celebration” comes to the Frazier directly from the Althorp Estate in England, the Spencer Family’s 500-year-old ancestral home, where it is on display every summer. A portion of the proceeds generated to the Althorp Estate from the exhibition, produced by Arts & Exhibitions International, will benefit charitable causes including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Click here to read more.
3rd Floor North Gallery