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Fact #2 (sacajawea)

Women, U.S. Currency

Martha Washington, Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony are the only three women to have been represented on U.S. currency.

Special Events

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Man on TV” by Graham Shelby

6-7 p.m. Doors open for Frazier Museum gallery access. 7-8 p.m. presentation by Graham Shelby

Tickets are $7 for the public, event is free for Frazier members and military/veterans.

Louisville writer Graham Shelby’s birth father was a combat veteran whom Graham first saw when his father appeared on the CBS Evening News. Graham watched as his father told America a little bit about his own journey as a Green Beret who’d served in Vietnam.

In the years that followed, Graham sought out his father, because, like many children of soldiers, Graham wanted to understand how a distant war could affect him, his family and his generation years after the last shot was fired. In “The Man on TV”, Graham shares what he learned in a one-hour presentation that combines live storytelling with video, music, audio recordings and more to offer an innovative look at this corner of American history.








Thursday, April 9, 2015

 Bells across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox

The Frazier Museum will join an initiative by the National Park Service that invites communities across the nation to join in a commemoration of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant on April 9, 1865 – an act that marks the symbolic end of the Civil War in America. Churches, temples, schools, city halls, public buildings, historic sites, and others are invited to ring bells precisely at 3:15 pm for four minutes to symbolize four years of war.


Tuesday, April 14-Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth: A Twitter Event

Frazier staff are also teaming up to re-frame the Booth manhunt within a 21st century context. For twelve days in April 1865, a nation anxiously awaited news of the greatest manhunt in American history: the frenzied search for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Now, 150 years later, Frazier’s Programming Department re-imagines that search using social media platform, Twitter. Drawing upon headlines, first-person accounts, and court testimony, the story is told in “real time” in reports of 140 characters or less!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 ”Sic Semper Tyrannis” &  More

Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Frazier Museum. Stay tuned for ticket information.

On the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, Frazier presents “Sic Semper Tyrannis”,a 40-minute performance on the life of – and eventual manhunt for – John Wilkes Booth. Frazier staff are also teaming up to re-frame the Booth manhunt in a 21st century context. Admission includes gallery access and cash bar. Free for members, $7 General Admission.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

The Root of Law: King John, the Barons’ Revolt, and the Origins of Magna Carta

by Andrew Rabin, UofL  Department of English

“The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history . . . It was written in Magna Carta.”

–United States President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his 1941 Inaugural address.


Join us for this dynamic presentation by Dr. Andrew Rabin, Associate Professor in University of Louisville Department of English, celebrating 800 years of the document that has shaped modern democracy.  Teacher professional development session will be offered before presentation. Doors open at 6:00, presentation begins at 7:00. Admission includes gallery access, and cash bar. Free for museum members, $7 General Admission.

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