In this series, the importance of the performing and visual arts as a key component to the Louisville Community the Frazier History Museum (The Museum) is introduced.
The Museum is located on downtown Louisville’s “Museum Row” at 829 West Main Street in a beautiful 100,000 square-foot state of the art facility originally called the “Doerhoefer Building” a late 19thcentury, Chicago-style commercial structure, with three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store, and tournament ring, as well as event spaces available for rent.
The Museum is a member of the Smithsonian Affiliate membership Program and the American Association of Museums and participates in a reciprocal membership network through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program.
The purpose of the Museum is to promote the understanding of our past to create a better future. At the Museum, history comes to life every day through ever-changing and interactive temporary exhibits, as well as fascinating and one-of-a-kind permanent galleries, bringing together two world-class collections:
- The Frazier Museum Collection featuring American and international artifacts
- The British Royal Armouries
The Museum covers more than 1,000 years of stories; a walk through the Frazier Museum is a journey through time and across continents. One of the most important things the Museum does is to help fill the gaps in history education in a fun and cultural relevant way. Through local partnerships including the Jefferson County Public Schools, the Museum is creating exceptional learning opportunities for kindergarten through post-graduate.
The Museum is exhibiting “Da Vinci – The Genius,” the most complete exhibition of Leonardo to tour the world, demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, musician, philosopher and architect. The exhibit is through September 18.
The Museum is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of private individuals, corporations and foundations.