Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day and, after a brilliant war victory, a nation of well wishers sent him more than 10,000 cigars. He later died of throat cancer.
Daily Events for Thursday, Feb 7th, 2013
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery openThis humbling exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship. Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, "Spirits of the Passage" includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items. Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this exhibition seeks to answer.
2nd floor, north gallery
- 10:15 am - 10:30 amPatriots or TraitorsUsing contemporary speeches, this debate shows both sides of the argument that led to the American Revolution.
Great Hall Stage
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm"We Sing America"“We Sing America” January 30 and February 7, 2013 5 to 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Opera and Fund for the Arts, “We Sing America” performances are two free happy hour events that include gallery access at the Frazier History Museum. Each evening, a Frazier Museum interpreter will perform in conjunction with Kentucky Opera studio artists to provide a vivid tour of our country's history through American folk songs. Guests will enjoy free beer, wine and light snacks.
First floor Great Hall