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The Frazier History Museum is a historical museum located in Louisville, Kentucky. The 100,000 square feet museum is also a known affiliate of the Smithsonian Affiliations program.

The museum was named after its founder Owsley Brown Frazier and officially opened in May 22, 2004. The Frazier History Museum was initially named the Frazier Historical Arms Museum and is currently residing in a 19th century-styled building known as the Doerhoefer Building.

The museum spans a total of three floors with additional two areas for interpretations. Visitors for the museum can also find a 120-seat auditorium, a movie theater with a 48-person capacity and a multi-purpose hall for various activities. The Frazier Museum also has its own restaurant located in the first floor for visitors looking for a quick snack.

The Frazier History Museum prominently features a tournament ring where museum staff regularly demonstrates the use of arms and armor together with other museum wide activities focusing on education, culture or even entertainment. These activities occur all throughout the day until closing time.

The collections featured in the Frazier History Museum include artifacts from the 16th century until the early parts of the 20th century. The museum?s second floor gallery focuses on American history including the Colonization era, the Revolutionary war and the American Civil War. Other permanent exhibits on display in the museum include the cultures of the Native American Indian tribes and the Wild West cowboys.

Other artifacts featured include the ceremonial sword used by founding father Josiah Bartlett, Pioneer Daniel Boone?s family bible, Theodore Roosevelt?s ?Big Stick,? Apache chief Geronimo?s bow and the ivory handled pistols of General George Armstrong Custer.

The museum is open from Mondays through Saturdays at 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 12NN all the way to 5PM.
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