Suits of Armor
A knight in the 14th - 16th centuries often had three custom-made suits of armor-- one for battle, one for jousting and one for court.
Daily Events for Saturday, Dec 22nd, 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
- 11:45 am - 10:55 pmEnglish Civil War: 1643A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.
1st Floor Theater
- 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm2nd Floor Highlights TourJoin one of our Historic Interpreters for a brief walk through the 2nd Floor American collection.
2nd Floor Landing