There are quite a few museums in Louisville, Kentucky. One of them is the Frazier History Museum. I’ve been there a few times. Once I went to see their swords and knives, during which trip we were treated to a live exhibition of swashbuckling. Another time, I just wandered through and read an information board on Yankee Bligh (who pursued the James-Younger gang to Kentucky and became Louisville Chief of Police), who is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Yankee Bligh is my imaginary Victorian policeman boyfriend. Charlie’s family is supposed to be related to one of the Youngers’ cousins, but that don’t cut no ice with me. I’m Team Yankee.
Here’s a link to a page with videos of some of their exhibits. They also have Bourbon Tasting.
ANYWAY, I’m excited because of this exhibition (red text reddened by me):
West of Ninth
“West of Ninth” is a photography and personal narrative blog that features residents from within the nine neighborhoods that make up West Louisville. These narratives give residents a voice and strive to create a sense of understanding for those within and outside of the West Louisville community.
In partnership with “West of Ninth” bloggers Walt and Shae Smith, the West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning, & Reconciliation uses the blog as a jumping off point to explore the historic roots of Louisville’s Ninth Street divide, delving into issues of race, segregation and redlining in the city.
Originally scheduled to open during the first week of protests that erupted in Louisville over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning, and Reconciliation explores how these historic factors have contributed to the ongoing protests and race relations in Louisville.
West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning, & Reconciliation features artifacts excavated in Corn Island Archaeology’s exploration of historic Black neighborhood Beecher Terrace, as well as other objects related to Black history in Louisville and the ongoing protests, alongside selections from the “West of Ninth” blog.
Yes, #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, put together that part of the exhibit. It opened on September 18. Proud Mama.
Here are my nails this week:
Base coat is Live Love Polish’s Sandstorm. Dark stamp is MoYou London’s Dilophosaurus. White stamp is Maniology’s Bam! White. Butterfly is from Maniology’s MXM060, so you’ll have to look for that second-hand. White pattern stamp is from Maniology’s Bundle Monster + nails.by.teens BM-XL218218.
And remember, if you buy from Maniology.com, use discount code MomGoth10 for 10% off your order.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A museum.