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 Friday, Dec 7th, 2012
- 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
- 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 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
- 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!
3rd Floor North Gallery