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Teddy Bear

During a hunt in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a Black Bear. After political cartoons depicting the incident were published, toy-makers started creating “Teddy Bears.”

Daily Events for Saturday, Dec 29th, 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

  • 11:30 am - 11:40 amEnglish Civil War: 1643
    A Royalist soldier describes the battles of Lansdowne Hill and Roundway Down.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater

  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm2nd Floor Highlights Tour
    Join one of our Historic Interpreters for a brief walk through the 2nd Floor American collection.

    Location
    2nd Floor Landing