Cool Kentucky Exhibit Highlight
Frazier History Museum’s newest exhibit, Cool Kentucky, highlights a wide range of all that Kentucky has contributed to our nation and globally
Come for the history….
Kentucky is the place where America experienced its early years of growth. It is home to some of America’s most talented people and the source of some of its greatest ideas. Through its diverse arts, customs, and achievements, Kentucky possesses a unique culture that has helped change the world. In other words, Kentucky is very cool.
Frazier History Museum’s newest exhibit, Cool Kentucky, highlights a wide range of all that Kentucky has contributed to our nation and globally. On display are prominent individuals we admire, delicious foods we all enjoy, and expensive toys we just can’t get enough of, including a Chevrolet Corvette on loan from the Corvette Museum and Factory in Bowling Green, among other Kentucky staples.
From an Omega International disco ball to the Hot Brown and Bourbon balls, Cool Kentucky tells stories spanning the Bluegrass.
One notable object on display is The American Pearl, the motor-less and sail-less plywood boat in which Louisville’s Tori Murden McClure became the first American and first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean solo, on loan from Tori herself. Another notable object is in the exhibit is a Boyd Bedstead frame, on loan from the Cincinnati Museum Center, that was hand crafted by Henry Boyd. Boyd was born enslaved and later became a carpenter whose uniquely beautiful bed designs were in high demand.
Historic trinkets and treasures are used to help tell the stories of iconic Kentuckians and their adventures. Visitors get to dive deeper into the lives of the former ABA team the Kentucky Colonels, author and feminist social activist bell hooks, original restaurant critic Duncan Hines, as well as “The Greatest” himself, Muhammad Ali! From the charisma of Jennifer Lawrence to the charm of George Clooney, visitors can get a closer look at the people and events that have shaped Kentucky and the world.
Stay for the cool….
For more information, visit fraziermuseum.org.
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Simon Meiners | Public Relations Writer | firstname.lastname@example.org
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