When Trica was little she always wanted to hide in her Aunt’s suitcase and go to Looleevill.  She would pitch a fit until her Aunt was on the plane alone..then she would just sob..because she was always left behind..while her Aunt went off to that wondrous place that was difficult to pronounce.


Far Guys sister lives in Indiana..right across the river from Louisville, Kentucky.  She has lived there 44 years.

We drove downtown one day to The Frazier Museum.  They have wonderful exhibits. I got some great ideas..and I loved seeing how things were displayed when money is NO object.  We spoke at length with several of the Interpreters..they are all actors..and love their jobs..and you can tell.  We even spoke to the buyer for the gift shop..everyone there was very friendly.

Their collection is heavy on weapons..guns and such..and a collection of knives/swords that was stunning.


They allowed non flash photography. We asked at the front desk.

I didn’t see a speck of dust in the entire place..everything was gleaming..

Colt exhibit

The exhibits were lifelike.

It was almost like you were there…watching the battle.


We spent most of the afternoon walking around and attended several interpretations.

It was a fun day..I have never seen so many weapons in one building in my entire life.

They had several hands on displays that I could incorporate into our museum setting.  A trunk filled with dress up clothing for children and a place where you could do rubbings..both activities that we do not have…yet.  ( Wheels are turning..how can I fund this latest idea ?)

If you are ever in Louisville..The Frazier is worth a visit!  Chance did not go..he kept Ernie company and serenaded the neighborhood:)

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  1. “He serenaded the neighborhood” I am still chuckling from that phrase..good one FS!! Live actors at museums are just wonderful…once in Fort Dodge Iowa when one son was doing a residency at the regional hospital there, we attended a Civil War encampment with actors. We asked at the medical tent if there was a lot of trouble with infection from the many amputations of limbs and the two “doctors” looked at each other and said “what is infection?” It was very realistic…had a big bucket of amputated legs and arms (not real ones thank goodness) but it was so historic and accurate,
    I love Tricia’s word “looleeville”!!!! That is what I shall call St Louis from now on!

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