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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."
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Pre-Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Though Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and 19th) originated in Texas in 1865, it’s since spread across the country as a day, week or sometimes even a month to celebrate African American freedom, education and achievement.
“Mythic Creatures” Opening Day - May 11, 2013
Join us for an opening day of epic proportions! See “Mythic Creatures,” an eye-popping new exhibition and celebrate the museum’s ninth birthday.
“We Sing America”- January 30 and February 7, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Opera and the Fund for the Arts, “We Sing America” performances are two FREE happy hour events that include gallery access. Each evening, a Frazier Museum interpreter will perform in conjunction with Kentucky Opera studio artists to provide a vivid tour of our country’s history through American folk songs. Guests will enjoy free beer and wine.
Frazier Canteen, a 1940s USO-style dinner & dance- Saturday, February 16, 7 to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend dancing cheek-to-cheek with your sweetie! Click here for more and to get your tickets today!
Princess Tea Party- December 30, 2012, 2 p.m. Princesses wore their finest attire and joined us for tea and savories, activities, exhibition access and lots of Princess Diana fun! See photo gallery below. Click here for more photos.
Museum Row on Main: Teacher Appreciation Weekend- November 17 and 18, 2012, In celebration of American Education Week, the Frazier History Museum teamed up with other attractions in downtown’s Museum Row district to honor educators! All teachers received free admission for themselves and one guest at several downtown attractions. Read more here.
Girls Night Out- November 15, 2012, 7 to 11 p.m. Girls Night Out guests enjoyed a night just for ladies! Music, chocolate, palm-readers, mini massages, dramatic eye makeovers, appetizers, a cash bar and other girly fun! See photos from the evening here:
A Royal Evening Honoring Diana- September 14, 2012. An elegant black tie museum fundraiser. Guests were the very first in Louisville to see the “Diana: A Celebration” exhibition. Cocktails, exhibition viewing and dinner were all included. See photos from the evening here:
KNight for a Princess- September 15, 2012. Guests partied like the royals— all in honor of the “people’s princess!” We grooved to the beat of our DJs– Syimone and DJ Prism– and enjoyed “Diana: A Celebration” exhibition access, tasty hors d’oeuvres and free signature drinks! Many guests showed their love of all things British in the Costume Contest! A portion of proceeds benefited the House of Ruth. See photos from the evening here:
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Nearly 2,000 of our closest friends joined us for this very special Samurai-themed Founder’s Day celebration. Guests enjoyed Japan-inspired games, food, entertainment and educational crafts, as well as inflatables and exciting “samurai” performances by the museum’s costumed interpreters! Read more>>>
Classical Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration and Lecture – May 26, 2012
Kono Yoshinori, a Japanese martial arts master and body technique expert, came to the Frazier to give a lecture and demonstration regarding classical Japanese martial arts (or, “bujutsu”), as well as other aspects of traditional Japanese culture.
“A Civil Murder,” a murder mystery dinner event – March 16, 2012
Guests dressed in their Civil War-era finest and played detective to solve this historical murder mystery! Read More>>>
Frazier Canteen, a USO-style dinner & dance – February 11, 2012
Guests danced check-to-check with their sweeties throughout the night to celebrate Valentine’s weekend at the Frazier Canteen! Read More>>>
Founder’s Day at the Frazier History Museum
The Frazier History Museum and several thousand of its closest friends celebrated the museum’s seventh birthday with Founder’s Day 2011, Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More>>>
Royal Wedding Breakfast – April 29, 2011
We flung open our doors at 4:30 a.m. with BBC coverage beginning at 5 a.m. It was early, but stiff upper lip! If the Queen could do it, so could we! Read More>>>
Celebrating Black History Month with the Kentucky Opera and Fund for the Arts with “Oh Freedom!”
In honor of Black History Month, the Frazier History Museum partnered with the Kentucky Opera and Fund for the Arts to present FREE happy hour events on January 20 and 27 and February 3 and 10. Read More>>>