Archaeology Day and West of Ninth Exhibition Community Opening

Free admission from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm – Saturday, September 18, 2021

Frazier Kentucky History Museum

Designed for all ages, the day will include:

  • Hands-on archaeology stations and museum activities
  • A community art project offered by renowned local visual artist, Victor Sweatt
  • Access to all Frazier Museum exhibitions, including Cool Kentucky, The Lewis and Clark Experience, a case of artifacts from the Beecher Terrace dig site, and the new West of Ninth exhibition, opening the same day.
  • 11:00 AM – A screening of the documentary The Beecher Terrace Story introduced by the documentarian behind it, local filmmaker Lavel D. White of Blu Boi Entertainment (Seated Program)*
  • 12:00 PM – A presentation by Anne Bader, Principal Investigator with Corn Island Archaeology – the local firm that is managing archaeological investigations at the Beecher Terrace Housing Complex. She will be joined by JCPS teacher leaders sharing about their development of Inquiry Design Models (IDMs) focused on the history and artifacts of the Russell neighborhood community. Once completed, these educational resources will be available publicly for all local educators. (Seated Program)*
  • 1:00 PM – A presentation from West of Ninth bloggers and exhibition guest curators, Walt and Shae Smith (Seated Program)*
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Live music from Maestro J & Trey Latham

This program was brought to you in part by the Vision Russell Choice Neighborhood Initiative. To learn more click here.

Special thanks to West of Ninth Community Day sponsor UPS, grant funder Louisville Metro Housing Authority, and West of Ninth presenting sponsor Fifth Third Bank.

Admission is free for this event until 2:00 PM. Reservations are not required. *Masks are required for all seated programming and highly recommended for all Frazier Museum guests. Please direct any questions about the program to

829 W. Main Street

Louisville, Kentucky