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Six-shooter

The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.

Daily Events for Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2012

  • 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.


    Location
    3rd 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

  • 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

  • 11:45 am - 10:55 pmEnglish Civil War: 1643
    A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater

  • 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm2nd Floor Highlights Tour
    Join one of our Historic Interpreters for a brief walk through the 2nd Floor American collection.

    Location
    2nd Floor Landing