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Civil War carpet

Civil War Gallery

The carpet in our Civil War gallery was custom-made to resemble the carpet one might have seen in an 1860s-era home.

Daily Events for Saturday, Dec 8th, 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.


    Location
    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.


    Location
    First and second floors

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pmSECOND SATURDAY Family Day
    "Holidays Around the World" December’s SECOND SATURDAY will fill the museum with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holiday season.    Click here for more information.

    Location
    First and second floors

  • 11:00 am - 11:45 amThe Derby Boys
    The Derby Boys present a program of traditional Irish music.

    Location
    Great Hall

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pmHand Bells
    Steven Straub will perform a one man show of holiday music on hand bells.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmRiver City Drum Corps
    River City Drum Corps is a non-traditional arts and education concept which molds traditional African drumming, percussive music training, performance and cultural education into one focus.

    Location
    Great Hall