Daniel Boone’s Portrait and Manuscript
Also on display at the Frazier, alongside the Boone Family Bible, is an 1820 portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding. Harding, one of America’s leading portraitists, was the only artist to paint Boone from life. Boone first arrived in what is now Kentucky in 1767, and has become one of America’s most widely known frontiersmen. The portrait was painted when Boone was 84 years old, a few months before his death, and is one of the real treasures of The Filson collection. Also on exhibit from The Filson’s collection is the earliest known document written and signed by Boone.
The portrait is one of dozens of items at the Frazier on loan from the Filson. Other artifacts include a Louisville Legion Side Drum, Henry Watterson Campaign Flyers, a Robert Worth Bingham Temperance Map of Kentucky, a Surveyor Compass and Chain and much more. As the Home for the Heart of Kentucky the Frazier and its exhibition partners, like The Filson, bring history to life for a multi-generational audience.
About the Frazier History Museum
The Frazier History Museum is located at 829 West Main Street on Louisville’s downtown “Museum Row.” This world-class museum provides a journey through more than 1,000 years of world and American history with ever-changing and interactive special exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters, engaging programs and special events. The Frazier is open Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, call 502-753-5663 or visit fraziermuseum.org