Learn & Play


Commander and Chief

When George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States in 1789, he initially used the name, "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties." Critics charged that it smacked of monarchy and Washington consented that the title be altered to "Mr. President."

Second Saturdays

SECOND SATURDAY Family Days at the Frazier History Museum offer engaging games, crafts, activities and historical performances revolving around a selected theme – all included in the regular price of admission!

Each SECOND SATURDAY features a new theme and a unique line-up of activities that often involve visiting our exhibitions and participating in family-friendly lessons and games in our Education Center.

SECOND SATURDAY activities are always free with paid admission.

Upcoming SECOND SATURDAY Family Days:




March 14 Science and History - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Today is Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day (3/14)!  In honor, we’re going to celebrate several times science and math “made history.” From early engineering, to discovering new animals, to where our numbers even came from in the first place, we’ll focus on some of our favorite stories on the subject.  As usual, we’ll have plenty of hands-on objects, crafts and performances for families to enjoy.






April 11 – Lewis and Clark (Opening Day)- 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

It’s the last weekend of Spring break, and it’s also opening day for our fun-filled Lewis and Clark Experience.  Come be among the first to see the adventure, the people, and the mysteries of the epic journey brought to life.  We’ll have performances, hands-on stations, special guests, crafts and miles of fun.  Come join our Corps of Discovery.






May 9 – Mother’s Day - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

History is full of important people, but we can’t think of one who’s more important to us than our mother.  Spend the afternoon with us learning about famous and not-so-famous mothers in history, enjoy some great stories and  performances, get up close with some hands-on objects, and maybe even make your mother a special gift.



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