Frazier History Museum brings The Southern Exposition to Metro Hall
From operas to orchestras, livestock to light bulbs, Louisville's Southern Exposition was spectacular in every way. Starting this week at Metro Hall, the Frazier History Museum will showcase a time when the world traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discover innovation through the first successful nighttime fair. The 1883 Southern Exhibition was high-LIGHTED by former Louisville resident Thomas Edison, who personally managed the installation of the recently invented incandescent light bulbs. The 4,600 bulbs used at the fair outnumbered the total number of bulbs in all of New York City at the time.
As part of the Frazier History Museum's ongoing partnership with Louisville Metro Government, visitors will see The Southern Exhibition at Louisville Kentucky FREE! The exhibit was installed today, Thursday, August 20th at the old Jefferson County Courthouse, 527 W. Jefferson Street. A second exhibit curated by the Frazier features an early facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and will remain on display indefinitely.
A second exhibit curated by the Frazier features an early facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and will remain on display indefinitely at Metro Hall.
Both exhibits are displayed in alcoves that are situated on either side of the Grand Staircase inside the Jefferson Street entrance of Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.
The exhibits are FREE and open to the public during Metro Hall normal weekday business hours, generally 8am-5pm.
For more information call (502) 753-5663 or visit fraziermuseum.org