“Frazier International History Museum”

Exhibit Marks Water Company’s 150 Years Of History

by Rick Howlett on October 22, 2010

The history of the Louisville Water Company is the subject of a new museum exhibit.          

“Water Works,” which opens Saturday at the Frazier International History Museum, highlights the publicly owned company, one of the oldest in the country. The LWC is marking its 150th anniversary this year.

“We’ve been working on this exhibit with the Frazier for over a year. Over the next seven months, we’re going to be able to showcase to our community, adults and children alike, how water works in louisville. and originally our first name was the Louisville Water Works,” said Greg Heitzman, company president and CEO.

The exhibit includes photographs, documents and other memorabilia.            

(Photo courtesy of Louisville Water Co.)

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Frazier Museum Resumes Free Lecture Series

by Rick Howlett September 5, 2010

Lectures are the third Thursday of each month at noon. The next one, on September 16, is called “Abraham Lincoln and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky.”

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Oldest Civil War Memorial Moved To Museum

by Rick Howlett August 18, 2010

It was created by Union Private August Bloedner to honor his fellow soldiers killed in the Battle of Rowlett’s Station near Munfordville, Kentucky in December of 1861.

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Museum Exhibits Rare Books on Astronomy

by ekramer August 11, 2009

First editions of two revolutionary books that developed the field of astronomy are on view at a local museum. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The books on display at the Frazier International History Museum are from the University of Louisville Libraries archives. On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus proposed that the Earth orbits […]

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U of L Launches Arts and Culture Initiative

by ekramer February 10, 2009

The University of Louisville has announced its new Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The initiative took root two years ago when the university began to develop formal agreements with local arts and cultural groups that could benefit nonprofits while giving students learning opportunities and faculty prospects to advise these groups. […]

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Arts Groups Watch, Plan for Economic Fallout

by ekramer November 26, 2008

Sure, the end-of-the-year holidays have significant meaning for different faiths, but this time is also when arts organizations take stock of their current season…and plan for the next. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how the current economy is factoring into what we might see and hear in the future. Summer’s high fuel costs and the […]

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Cultural Attractions Reduce Admissions this Week

by ekramer September 17, 2008

Many cultural attractions around town are offering free or reduced admissions while power in Louisville area many homes and area schools are closed. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Frazier International History Museum, the Louisville Science Center and the Louisville Zoo are among the organizations offering reduced or free admissions until schools reopen. Mark Zoeller […]

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