There is a new way of entertaining guests in the arts and attractions world; it’s called Edutainment. It’s where people gather at a local attraction or museum, and not only do they get to learn about their venue, there is ongoing entertainment in various places throughout the event that guests can enjoy. The entertainment can be a talk, a demonstration, a food or drink sampling, a tour, live music or dramatic performance. Guests are “educated” during their stay but not in a classic way; hence, the term “edutainment”.
The Frazier History Museum will begin these edutainment nights with their Hip History Series at the Frazier starting Thursday July 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. In this first Hip History Night, notable local figures will be entertaining guests and sharing their stories. This first in a series will celebrate Kentucky pride and the locals who represent all facets of society here.
The lineup for the night is very comprehensive; there is definitely something for everyone.
Music that night will be headlined by Nashville singer-songwriter and hometown girl Heather Bond. Heather is a piano-pop singer and she will be introducing us to her newest album, “So Long.”
For the art lovers, guests will peek behind the stage into Julius Friedman: Fifty Year Retrospective and experience a new site specific multimedia installation by Friedman, Donna Lawrence and Richard Van Kleek. Guests will then collaborate with Friedman on a large-scale art project, to be displayed in the museum as part of the Fifty Year Retrospective.
Interested in beer? The men behind Goodwood Brewing will be here teaching their tricks of the trade while guests sample some of their favorite varieties in the saloon of the Spirits of the Bluegrass exhibit.
Other speakers include George Gatewood, of Longwood Antique Woods, who uses reclaimed wood from Kentucky barns in all sorts of home decor and furniture. StyleBlueprint’s Heidi Potter will entertain visitors with quick wit and Kentucky style. Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates will demonstrate her secrets to sweet success.
Inside the museum, goers will get to interact directly and put their hands on history in a variety of activities and games, selfie-stations and interactives designed to tap into their Kentucky Pride.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for members and $5 for kids ages 5-17 . Children under age 5 are free. Buy tickets here.
With the Frazier’s location at 9th and Main Street and a dedicated mission to enrich our community, the Museum is pleased to partner with Neighborhood House, breaking the cycle of poverty for children and families in the Portland community of Louisville, KY. Guests are encouraged to bring a can of tuna (equaling 12 ounces or more) as a donation to the Neighborhood House food bank and will receive $5 off your admission. One food bank discount per ticket; all ticket sales are final.