Kentucky museums offer great winter escape


Louisville, Kentucky, is earning accolades for its cultural and historic resources.

The downtown boasts several unique attractions for a memorable winter escape. West Main Street’s “Museum Row” includes the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky Science Center and others. The Frazier History Museum covers more than 1,000 years of world and American history. The museum displays one of the US’s largest collections of toy soldiers, numbering more than 10,000.

A special exhibit on view through March 2, “The Eye of Napoleon,” is a visual narrative of the extravagant life of one of history’s most admired and feared figures. Featuring more than 200 rare treasures, the private collection includes paintings, sculptures, fine furniture, jewels, and clothing. One of the most notable items is the vintage hat worn by Napoleon during the 1809 Battle of Essling.

To mark this special exhibit, the Frazier will host extended Saturday night hours on Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1. With a cash bar, the museum will remain open until 9 p.m. all of those Saturdays.