Learn & Play



The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.

Homeschool Programs

Join us for FIRST FRIDAY homeschool programs at the Frazier History Museum!  Offered on the first Friday afternoon of each month (August through May), we’ve taken our educational programs and set aside special times for our homeschool families.

Times: Programs normally run from 2:00 – 4:30 / please arrive by 1:45

-check specific programs for exceptions

-  families have the option to arrive early to enjoy the museum at no additional cost

Cost: $7.00 per person for non-members / $6.00 per person for members (including adults and young siblings)

Reservations:  Advance payment and reservations are required for all FIRST FRIDAY programs. Call (502)753-5663 to make your reservation today!

**Parents enjoy our FIRST FRIDAY Homeschool programs along with their children**


Upcoming Programs:

2014-15 FIRST FRIDAY Homeschool Programs 


* Rescheduled for Friday, March 20th due to weather*

Originally scheudled for Friday, March 6, 2015: Brother Against Brother: Kentucky During the Civil War

2:00 – 4:30 (arrive by 1:45)

Recommended for 4th – 8th grades

During this unique program, students gain an understanding of the important role that Kentucky played during the American Civil War and learn about the daily life of a Civil War soldier. Students participate in a 45 minute interactive presentation by an actor portraying both a Union and Confederate soldier from Kentucky. They take part in the action by learning marching drills, bandaging a wounded soldier and handling objects from a Civil War haversack. Afterwards, students complete an investigation guide in the museum galleries.


Friday, April 3, 2015: Declaring Your Independence

2:00 – 4:30 (arrive by 1:45)

Recommended for 4th – 8th grades

What inspired colonists to risk their lives to gain independence? The taxes and acts that so infuriated many of the colonists, and led to the American Revolution, are re-imagined as modern-day scenarios. By acting out the situations, students make connections and draw conclusions about this tumultuous time in our history. In the galleries, students work on investigation guides to explore the theme of independence throughout American history. The time-period comes to life, as students view a colonial-themed live performance.


Friday, May 1, 2015: Lewis and Clark

2:00 – 4:30 (arrive by 1:45)

Recommended for 2nd – 8th grades

Students will go on an immersive adventure through our Lewis and Clark exhibit to better understand the Corps of Discovery.   By re-tracing their steps, students will learn about local connections to the expedition, as well as land forms, animal species, and numerous Native American tribes encountered along the way.  Elements of culture within the various American Indian groups will be examined, as well as different perspectives of the event.  The program will conclude with a live performance related to the topic.

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