Ben Franklin, not Daniel Boone, first popularized the coonskin cap during his exploits in France while there rallying support for the American colonists’ revolt.
Daily Events for Saturday, Feb 16th, 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
- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFrazier 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.
Frazier History Museum