Teddy Bear

During a hunt in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a Black Bear. After political cartoons depicting the incident were published, toy-makers started creating “Teddy Bears.”

Holidays Around the World




November 29, 2013-January 5, 2014

The Frazier History Museum is delighted to host the stunning sites of the season!  By popular demand, the museum will bring its guests a very special exhibition; the fourth annual Holidays Around the World.  This culturally rich display of trees, lights and traditional objects, each created by local residents, showcases holiday celebrations throughout Louisville’s growing and diverse ethnic communities.

Countries represented include nine where Louisville has sister cities:  England (Leeds), France (Montpelier), Germany (Mainz), Ghana (Tamale),   Russia (Perm), China (Jiujiang), Ecuador (Quito), Argentina (LaPlata), and Turkey (Adapazari).   Other nations include:  Mexico, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Argentina, Ireland, Scotland, Vietnam, Japan, The United States of America and its territory, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  There will also be special displays for Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights and the African celebration of Kwanzaa.

Holidays Around the World is a beautiful and educational experience that begins Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday, November 29, 2013 and ends in the New Year on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

On Saturday, December 14, the Frazier History Museum will host a special SECOND SATURDAY focusing on holiday celebrations of many world cultures with imaginative crafts and games for the young and young at heart.   Beginning at 11:00 a.m. there will be special live performances from The Louisville Dulcimer Society, the Vietnamese Lion Dancers, and the Greek Dancers of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.

Holidays Around the World runs in conjunction with two other special exhibitions.  The Eye of Napoleon (through February 6) is private collection of the Emperor’s art and treasures you won’t see in Paris.    Hugh Haynie:  The Art of Opinion (through January 26) is a retrospective of the work of the late and legendary Courier-Journal editorial cartoonist, Hugh Haynie.

Sponsored by Vision Works.

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