Thursday, September 01, 2011

"Founder's Day" at Frazier to feature Louisville's Troy Yocum, Iraq Veteran

Frazier History Museum Presents:
Founder’s Day 2011
September 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Frazier History Museum and several thousand of its closest friends celebrate the museum’s seventh birthday with Founder’s Day 2011, Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual street party, which takes place in the 800 block of West Main Street, includes inflatables, educational crafts, games and activities, as well as food, the Louisville School of Rock, balloon art by Mr. Twist and live performances by the museum’s costumed historic interpreters—and most of it is free!

Founder’s Day Raffle – Tickets $3
Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store or Admissions Desk
Drawing: 9/3/2011@ 3:45 p.m.
*Winner need not be present.

Grand Prize ~ Lego® Mona Lisa
Win your very own Mona Lisa made with more than 13,000 Lego’s® recreating the iconic image – 3’ wide x 4’ tall (30” x 45”) The winner of the LEGO Mona Lisa will take it home after September 18. It will be on display in the lobby until the end of the Da Vinci exhibit.
Value ~ $3875

2nd Prize ~ Main Street Madness
Play tourist on the most exciting street in Louisville! Admission passes to 7 attractions and tickets to Actors Theater.
Value ~ $413

3rd Prize ~ Lucky Duck
100 $1 Scratch Off Tickets , KY Lottery Swag and Pizza for a year from Bearno’s Pizza (12 pies)
Value ~ $365

As part of this year’s Founder’s Day, the Frazier Museum and its neighbor, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, are partnering to welcome home Troy Yocum, a Louisville native and Iraq war veteran whose “Hike for Our Heroes” campaign has him walking across the country in support of the thousands of military families dealing with financial difficulties. He’s partnered with the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, a non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, to raise much-needed awareness and funds.

Yocum, whose 7,000 mile journey began at Louisville Slugger Museum’s Big Bat on April 17, 2010, is scheduled to end his trek on September 3 about 1:30 p.m. at the same location– as part of the Frazier History Museum’s Founder’s Day street party.

“We’re thrilled to partner with our Museum Row neighbor, the Slugger Museum, to welcome home Mr. Yocum and congratulate him on what he’s accomplished for a noble cause,” said Frazier Museum Executive Director Madeleine Burnside. “The timing is a wonderful coincidence and will make this year’s Founder’s Day extra special.”

All Founder’s Day street party activities are free, while adult admission (15 and older) to museum galleries is only $5 for non-members; members are free. This includes “Da Vinci – The Genius,” the most complete exhibition on Leonardo to tour the world, currently on display at the Frazier. As part of a summer special, all children 14 and under are free (limit four children per each paid adult) throughout the run of “Da Vinci,” which closes September 18. Parking on Founder’s Day will be $3 for the whole day and free for members..

The “Da Vinci:The Genius" exhibit was profiled here on The Valley Report in August.

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