The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky has been teaching the history of Kentucky and other parts of the United States through exhibitions, artifacts and live performances since 2004. Originally the museum focused on historic arms, but has since re-branded itself to cover a much wider scope of Kentucky’s history. The museum contains one of the largest collections of toy soldiers and historic miniatures on display in the world, as well as hosting permanent exhibitions such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In addition to this, the museum will soon be the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.
In 2017 the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences was visited over 1.2 million times. The history of Bourbon in Kentucky as well as the number of distilleries available to visit is so vast that most visitors began their trip with the simple yet difficult question, “Where do we start?” Eager to point visitors in the right direction, the Frazier History Museum is hoping to be the answer to that question. In August of 2018, the Frazier History Museum will open a Welcome Center for the KBT®, as well as a new Bourbon exhibit titled the Spirit of Kentucky. The Welcome Center will be the official starting point for the KBT®, with a concierge service that will help visitors answer the question, “Where do we start?” The Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon exhibit will be located on the third floor, two floors above the Welcome Center, and will serve as an overview of the history of Bourbon in Kentucky. The history of the Bourbon industry contains many interesting people, places and events, from the farming community and pioneering distillers to today’s Bourbon Barons, their families and everyday distillery workers. If you are interested in the history of Bourbon or the Bourbon industry in Kentucky, visit Louisville’s Frazier History Museum on August 25th to experience Bourbon in Kentucky like never before.