Post by Diane Merkel on Apr 9, 2006 13:55:42 GMT -5
Frazier Historical Arms Museum 829 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 502-753-5663
Louisville's Frazier Museum is too often misunderstood. It is not just a world-class collection of arms and armor; it's our collective European and American history being told through those arms and armor.
The life's work of Owsley Brown Frazier, the museum is a $32 million, three-story, 100,000-square-foot history center stuffed with incredibly detailed scenes of famous battles and hundreds of pieces of ancient armory and weaponry -- including Teddy Roosevelt's "Big Stick," Gen. George Armstrong Custer's ivory-handled pistols and Geronimo's bow.
Post by Diane Merkel on May 17, 2006 15:09:36 GMT -5
I just read that the museum is announcing a name change today. It will be called the Frazier International History Museum. They say they are hopeful that the new name will better reflect their collection, including its UK medieval arms and armor, and boost attendance and revenue.
Some LBHA members visited the museum during our LBHA conference in Louisville shortly after it opened. I heard mixed reviews, so perhaps the name isn't the problem!
I am so happy to have the Frazier museum in my back yard...I could spend days and days there (and have <g>), and it's still not enough.
Of course, they have a lot of cavalry stuff from throughout the ages. <g>
It's one of the finest arms museums in the world, and certainly top ten, maybe top five, in the U.S....well worth anybody's trip if they are at all interested in military history. I don't know of ANY museum that displays their products so well. Lots of dressed manicans, to include several on horseback...this is a BIG place...four large floors of displays.
It is a special treat for those who like ancient firearms...amazingly beautiful hand made muzzle loaders from early Europe.
Enjoy! Gee...just talked myself into going down there again soon...
Clair P.S....as a double treat, drive the 35 min. down to Ft. Knox and see the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, too. Not as impressive as the Frazier, unless you really like tanks. <g>