Our nation’s first president was the only president to not live in the White House. During his two terms, the capital of the United States was first located in New York and then in Philadelphia.
Daily Events for Thursday, Dec 27th, 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
- 11:30 am - 11:40 amEnglish Civil War: 1643A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.
1st Floor Theater
- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm2nd Floor Highlights TourJoin one of our Historic Interpreters for a brief walk through the 2nd Floor American collection.
2nd Floor Landing
- 2:30 pm - 2:55 pmSamurai Fact & FictionThree of our Historic Interpreters present the truths and popular misconceptions about samurai...and ninjas.
1st Floor Theater