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Fact #9 (Lincoln)

Lincoln the Bartender

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

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3:15 pm The Charge of the Light Brigade: 1854

An 11th Hussar tells of the “charge” at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.*****

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1st Floor Theater

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10:15 am Patriots or Traitors

Using contemporary speeches, this debate shows both sides of the argument that led to the American Revolution.

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Great Hall Stage

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11:00 am We Sing America

Kentucky Opera presents “We Sing America”, a program designed to help tell the history of America through traditional and patriotic songs. Though this program isn’t focused on African American heritage, it does help share American Heritage. Their program includes early ballads like “Barbara Allen” and also some toe tappers from later time periods such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” from the World War II era.

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Great Hall Stage

11:00 am SECOND SATURDAY Family Day

“African American History”

The rich diversity of African cultures has forged and enriched the American Experience. Join us for fun and engaging activities, crafts and performances that celebrate African American History Month. The Kentucky Opera will also perform during February’s SECOND SATURDAY family day.

1:00 pm Mama Yaa

Nana Yaa Asantewaa, an international storyteller, artist and workshop facilitator, is affectionately known throughout her travels as “Mama Yaa.” She is a native of Kentucky where she acquired her love for stories and the arts from her family. Join us today as she shares African American tales on the Great Hall Stage.

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Great Hall Stage

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7:00 pm Frazier Canteen

Party like it’s 1944.

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend dancing cheek-to-cheek with your sweetie! Put on your Boogie Woogie stompers, spiffiest World War II-era threads and hoof the night away with the 17-piece Don Krekel Orchestra at the fourth-annual Frazier Canteen!

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner featuring popular dishes from the 1940s and the ever-popular Donut Bar! Tickets are $50 per person; member and active military/veteran tickets are $45 per person. Cash bar. Gallery admission and photo booth photos are included. Reserved tables are $500.

Click here for Museum Member or military/veteran tickets ($45).

Click here for regular tickets ($50).

Please bring much-needed items for our service men and women serving overseas. Click here for information. 

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Frazier History Museum

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3:30 pm The Charge of the Light Brigade: 1854

An 11th Hussar tells of the “charge” at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.*****

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1st Floor Theater

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