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Ben Franklin, not Daniel Boone, first popularized the coonskin cap during his exploits in France while there rallying support for the American colonists’ revolt.
Frazier Summer Camps
Historically awesome fun!
Robin Hood. River Tales. Rubik’s Cubes. This year’s Summer Camps are packed with fun-filled activities, crafts, games, learning excursions, and lively interactions with the museum’s costumed Historical Interpreters. We are also hosting plenty of guests from partner organizations, including the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the University of Louisville, and local musicians The Sandpaper Dolls.
Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). All camp sessions are:
- taught by professional museum educators
- limited to 18 children
- run from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30.
Fee per Camp: $170 Museum members; $195 non-members
$220 combo Family Membership with week of camp
(One-year Membership; new Members only)
Extended Care: $50 per week (no daily rate)
Fee per Day Camp (June 9-13 and August 4-8): $35 per day museum members; $40 per day non-members
Extended Care: $10 per day
Extended Care Option
Need a little extra time? Frazier Museum Summer Camp now offers an extended care option from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. During this post-camp “chill out” time, children will enjoy camp-themed movies, books, and simple art projects, all under the supervision of paid summer staff. Fee: $50 per week.
- Click here to register and pay online
- Call (502) 753-1039 to register and pay by phone
- Complete this form, attach payment, mail to:
Frazier History Museum
Attn: Summer Camps
829 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
- Once the museum processes your payment, you will receive an confirmation e-mail with two attachments: a receipt of payment and a Participation Form.
- Please fill out and return the Participation Form via mail, fax, or e-mail within two weeks of camp.
- In case of cancellation, a $20 administrative fee is retained.
- If cancellation occurs within two weeks of camp date, a refund will be given only if the camp spot can be filled. Please note that the $20 administrative fee, noted above, is retained.
DAY CAMPS: History through the Arts (Grades 1-6)
June 9-13 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
Explore history through different eyes – and ears. In this series of day camps, we will explore different times and cultures through their arts: music, drama, folk art, architecture, and film. Come for just one day, or join us for all five! Register now!
- Monday – Film
- Tuesday – Architecture
- Wednesday – Music
- Thursday – Drama
- Friday – Folk Art
Chicks Rule (Grades 1-6)
Spend the week discovering HERstory: history from a girl’s point of view! We’ll celebrate clever queens, pretty princesses, and daring damsels from ancient to modern times by exploring the arts, fashions, struggles and accomplishments of their lives. Special guest artists will lead campers in arts & crafts & fashion activities. Register now!
From Page to Stage (Grades 3-6)
Everyone loves to watch our historic interpreters bring history to life through drama. Now campers will have an all-access pass to learn just how they do it! The interpreters will explain how they choose characters, create a costume, research and write a script, and learn their lines. Each day campers will work with museum staff to develop their own short, historic-themed play. Register now!
It’s All Fun and Games I and II (Session I for Grades 1-3 and Session II for Grades 4-6)
You don’t have to be sporty to love this camp! The Native Americans played games. The Romans played games. Heck, even animals play games. It’s safe to say not much has changed! Join us as we leap into a world of history and games from the first Olympics to today’s “leisure activities,” along with the cool social and scientific changes that came with them. Register now!
Fables and Fairytales (Grades 1-3)
July 28-August 1
“Once upon a time . . .” begins so many of our favorite childhood stories. But what were these “times” really like? In this lighthearted camp we’ll play and create and imagine all day to catch the glimmer of truth behind the Pied Piper, a giant blue ox, swashbuckling pirates, and a princess with one pesky pea. Register now!
Hometown History (Grades 4-6)
July 28-August 1
River City . . . Derby City . . . Falls City . . . The ‘Ville. No matter what you call it, Louisville, KY is a city amazingly rich in history and culture. We’ll discover the story of our own hometown in this action-packed camp. Daily field trips to other Main Street attractions (such as Louisville Science Center, the Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Belle of Louisville) will bring to life the story of our city. Register now!
DAY CAMPS: Greatest Hits (Grades 1-6)
August 4-8 (come for just one day or join us for all five!)
These day camps represent some our most popular – and fun – programs of the past. From the history of toilet paper to what made the bad guys tick to gross-out history fun and more, we’ll get down and dirty with some great stories. Register now!
- Monday – History of Everyday Objects
- Tuesday – Build your own Exhibit
- Wednesday – Villains
- Thursday – Horrible History
- Friday – Civil War