Frazier History Museum,
Objects for the exhibition are on loan from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, which has one of the finest collections of this sort in the world, as well as the Speed Art Museum, which contributed objects from the Congo, Dahomey and Igbo cultures. Burnside continued, "We've worked with a distinguished group of scholars from across the country, as well as local interest groups to ensure that we're doing this vast topic justice on not only an academic level, but a human one as well."
The exhibition sets out to dispel myths, offer new insights and encourage a community conversation about history's by-standers, up-standers and activists, and the interconnectedness of people from various parts of the globe. To this end, the museum will be hosting a number of related events and programs during the run of "Spirits of the Passage," as well as special programming for school groups.
"Spirits of the Passage" is included in regular museum admission. Adult admission (15 and older) is $10.50, children (ages 5-14) are $6 and discounts are available for military, seniors and groups of 20 or more. Museum members, teachers and children 4 and under get in free. During the month of February only, the Frazier Museum is participating in Museum Row on Main's "$5 February" promotion, where residents of Kentucky and Indiana can receive $5 admission just by showing their ID or other proof of residency.
The Frazier History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more, including a calendar of events and information on planning a school field trip, visit FrazierMuseum.org or call (502) 753-5663.
SOURCE: Louisville Culture Vulture