History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to the Frazier History Museum. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two adult-admission tickets (a $19 value)
- For $16, you get four adult-admission tickets (a $38 value)
A member of the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Program and the American Association of Museums, the Frazier History Museum houses interactive temporary exhibits and permanent galleries filled with artifacts and stories representing more than 1,000 years of human history. The 100,000-square-foot facility harbors two permanent collections⎯the Frazier Museum Collection, featuring American and international artifacts, and the British Royal Armouries. The American History exhibit showcases artifacts from early colonial settlement up through 1900, including the ivory-handled Colt pistols of General George Armstrong Custer and the original “Big Stick” of President Theodore Roosevelt, which turned out to be an especially sturdy wizard's wand. The museum also proudly serves as the exclusive home of the Royal Armouries USA, comprising medieval artifacts such as ornate knight’s armor as well as cannons, muskets, and gunpowder-laced crumpets from the Early Middle Ages through the era when the sun at last set on the British Empire.
Temporary exhibits on a mind-jousting range of topics take center stage at the museum throughout the year. Bring a sibling to bond with while perusing the upcoming Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy exhibition, running October 15, 2011, through April 8, 2012, which explores Kentucky’s Civil War experience through a collection of uniforms, letters, photos, and other personal memorabilia never before seen by the public. For more temporary exhibits as well as a list of upcoming programs, live performances, and visits from time-traveling physicians, check the museum’s bustling calendar of events.