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Frazier International History Museum

The Frazier International History Museum, a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum in downtown Louisville’s historic Doerhoefer Building, is a collaboration with the Royal Armouries, Britain’s oldest national museum. That partnership, the only one the Royal Armouries has entered into anywhere, makes the Frazier Museum unique in the U.S. and in the world.

In combination with the extensive and wide-ranging collection of founder Owsley Brown Frazier, the Royal Armouries collection allows the Frazier to cover 1,000 years of history. The museum brings that history to life every day through live interpretations by costumed interpreters, multimedia presentations, educational programming, and hands-on learning. In addition, the museum periodically sponsors special events and exhibits.

Learn more about the Frazier Museum, in this Season Three Louisville Life interview.

Program 124
Native son and radio personality Bob Edwards; the Frazier International History Museum; a local story of escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad; a history of black jockeys; and an interview with John Asher, vice president of communications at Churchill Downs. (#124)