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Ben-Franklin

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Ben Franklin, not Daniel Boone, first popularized the coonskin cap during his exploits in France while there rallying support for the American colonists’ revolt.

Daily Events for Sunday, Nov 18th, 2012

  • 10:00 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.

    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pmTeacher Appreciation Weekend
    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.

    Location
    Frazier History Museum