Andrew Jackson recruited the help of pirates during the Battle of New Orleans-- weeks after a treaty actually ending the War of 1812 had been signed.
Daily Events for Monday, May 6th, 2013
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pmHometown Tourist Promotion
The Frazier History Museum is offering “Buy One, Get One” admission on the new summer exhibition, “Mythic Creatures,” May 6-31 as part of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2013 Hometown Tourist Celebration. The discount is offered to all Kentucky and Indiana residents, local college students and Ft. Knox military. Just show your I.D. and say the special passphrase, “I’m a Hometown Tourist!”
Buy one admission; get one of equal or lesser value free. Discount is not valid with any other offer or discount, including the “Mythic Creatures” Opening Day $5 Special on 5/11 and “Half-Off Wednesdays” during the month of May.
Click here for more information.
- 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
- 10:30 am - 10:45 amThe Middle Passage: 1699Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****
1st Floor Theater
- 11:30 am - 11:45 amThe Middle Passage: 1699Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****
1st Floor Theatre
- 2:30 pm - 2:45 pmIn Rehearsal: BartitsuVictorian self-defense techniques with the gentleman’s cane and stick are demonstrated by none other than Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.
Great Hall Stage