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History Comes to Life!

Every day at the Frazier, see live historical performances of all kinds-- various true stories from over 1,000 years of history & demonstrations of sword fighting techniques from a number of time periods.

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2:00 pm FIRST FRIDAY Homeschool Program

FIRST FRIDAY Homeschool Program – “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy” This Year Only!
(Recommended for grades 5 through 12)

Here’s your chance to take students beyond the text book and experience the American Civil War like they never have before.  Students will participate in an interactive session in the temporary exhibit, “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” which was created by exhibit staff at the Frazier Museum to share Kentucky’s exceptional Civil War experience as a border state.  Individual experiences will be shared through a collection of stories and artifacts, including uniforms, letters, photos and personal memorabilia belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln. The learning continues as students view a live performance such as, “Clara Barton” or “Robert Gould Shaw.”

Click for registration information.

2:30 pm Sic Semper Tyrannis: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

Three Interpreters portray multiple characters in this compelling look at the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. 40-45 minutes.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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9:00 am Discount Day

Museum admission is only 150 cents to commemorate the 150 years since the Civil War began. ($1.50 will work too.)

1:30 pm In Rehearsal: Mary Chesnut

This interpretation about the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, is drawn from the diary that one of the South’s most articulate women kept during the “War of Northern Aggression.”

Location
1st Floor Interpretation Stage

8:30 am Civil War Symposium

“Victory Achieved — Freedom Denied: From Civil War to Reconstruction in Kentucky”

Civil War Symposium

March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

How Kentuckians fared in the late Civil War and afterward will be the focus of a March 8-9 conference at the University of Louisville on “Victory Achieved — Freedom Denied: From Civil War to Reconstruction in Kentucky.”

The public symposium is sponsored by UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences and Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, along with the Frazier History Museum through support from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The conference includes the chance to visit several related local history exhibits.

Most sessions will be in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium with Thursday lunch at the University Club and dinner downtown at the Frazier History Museum. The Thursday conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a 6:15 p.m. tour of the museum’s “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy” exhibit of more than 100 artifacts and the 7 p.m. dinner. Friday’s schedule is 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Historians and other scholars will discuss Kentucky’s post-war Confederate identity; the lives of women, African Americans and soldiers during the war and Reconstruction; and lawlessness of wartime and post-war Kentucky. The keynote speaker, Columbia University history professor Barbara Fields, will examine issues Kentucky and other border states faced. Other topics will range from Kentucky horse-racing to Lincoln to Confederate memorials.

The schedule also includes a visit to the Filson Historical Society to see the “United We Stand – Divided We Fall” exhibit and a panel discussion by UofL history faculty members in conjunction with the “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” traveling exhibit from Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center that will be on display in UofL’s Ekstrom Library.

Registration is $65 for the general public and includes Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Friday breakfast; registration is encouraged by March 2 as seating is limited. To register, contact Janna Tajibaeva at janna@louisville.edu or 502-852-2247.

For more information, contact Peter Morrin, director of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, at 502-852-2361 or click here.

8:30 am Civil War Symposium

“Victory Achieved — Freedom Denied: From Civil War to Reconstruction in Kentucky”

Civil War Symposium

March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

How Kentuckians fared in the late Civil War and afterward will be the focus of a March 8-9 conference at the University of Louisville on “Victory Achieved — Freedom Denied: From Civil War to Reconstruction in Kentucky.”

The public symposium is sponsored by UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences and Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, along with the Frazier History Museum through support from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The conference includes the chance to visit several related local history exhibits.

Most sessions will be in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium with Thursday lunch at the University Club and dinner downtown at the Frazier History Museum. The Thursday conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a 6:15 p.m. tour of the museum’s “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy” exhibit of more than 100 artifacts and the 7 p.m. dinner. Friday’s schedule is 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Historians and other scholars will discuss Kentucky’s post-war Confederate identity; the lives of women, African Americans and soldiers during the war and Reconstruction; and lawlessness of wartime and post-war Kentucky. The keynote speaker, Columbia University history professor Barbara Fields, will examine issues Kentucky and other border states faced. Other topics will range from Kentucky horse-racing to Lincoln to Confederate memorials.

The schedule also includes a visit to the Filson Historical Society to see the “United We Stand – Divided We Fall” exhibit and a panel discussion by UofL history faculty members in conjunction with the “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” traveling exhibit from Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center that will be on display in UofL’s Ekstrom Library.

Registration is $65 for the general public and includes Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Friday breakfast; registration is encouraged by March 2 as seating is limited. To register, contact Janna Tajibaeva at janna@louisville.edu or 502-852-2247.

For more information, contact Peter Morrin, director of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, at 502-852-2361 or click here.

11:00 am SECOND SATURDAY Family Day

SECOND SATURDAY – “Women’s History Month”

This SECOND SATURDAY is all about HERstory! We’ll celebrate both the traditional and not so traditional roles of women & girls throughout history with women-centered activities and demonstrations will be going on throughout the museum.

Admission to the museum is free on SECOND SATURDAYs for Kids Club members only. Join Kids Club today!

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3:00 pm In Rehearsal: Mary Chesnut

This interpretation about the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, is drawn from the diary that one of the South’s most articulate women kept during the “War of Northern Aggression.”

Location
1st Floor Interpretation Stage

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6:30 pm Civil War Murder Mystery

A war, a murder and you’re invited.

“A Civil Murder,” a murder mystery dinner event.
Friday, March 16, 2012
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The year is 1862 and the Civil War is ramping up, but nothing is going to stop General Augustus Sanders from hosting his annual high stakes poker gala— not even murder! Are you smart enough to solve this historical whodunit? Read More>>>

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10:10 am Day in the Life: The Civil War Drummer Boy

“Junior interpreter” Kevin Combs presents day-to-day life as a drummer boy during the Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

11:30 am Day in the Life: The Civil War Drummer Boy

“Junior interpreter” Kevin Combs presents day-to-day life as a drummer boy during the Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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2:30 pm Day in the Life: The Civil War Drummer Boy

“Junior interpreter” Kevin Combs presents day-to-day life as a drummer boy during the Civil War.

Location
1st Floor Interpretation Stage

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11:45 am Lucrezia Borgia

One of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance, made “infamous” by rumors in her own time and since, tells of her life as the daughter of the Pope and sister of the notorious Cesare Borgia.

Location
1st Floor Interpretation Stage

2:30 pm Sic Semper Tyrannis: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

Three Interpreters portray multiple characters in this compelling look at the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. 40-45 minutes.

Location
1st Floor Theatre

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3:30 pm In Rehearsal: Mary Chesnut

This interpretation about the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, is drawn from the diary that one of the South’s most articulate women kept during the “War of Northern Aggression.”

Location
1st Floor Interpretation Stage

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