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."
Daily Events for Friday, Dec 7th, 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 pmHolidays Around the World
“Holidays Around the World” is an annual, 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. This visually-stunning and educational exhibition, featuring trees and displays, runs Thanksgiving through New Years.
First and second floors
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFirst Friday Homeschool Program"Declaring Your Independence" Recommended for 3rd – 8th grades What inspired colonists to risk their lives to gain independence? Students address this question as they act out a modern day situation relating to one of the taxes or acts leading up to the American Revolution. In the galleries, students work on investigation guides to discover groups who fought for their independence throughout American history. History comes to life, as students view a performance such as “Patriots or Traitors”, “Molly Pitcher” or “The Battle of Trenton.” Details: Times: All programs will run from 2:00 – 4:15 (please arrive by 1:45) Cost: $7.00 per person for non-members / $6.00 per person for members (including adults and young siblings) Reservations: Advance payment and reservations are required for all FIRST FRIDAY programs. Call (502) 753-5663 to make your reservation today!
First and second floors