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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review of the Frazier Museum and Gingerbread Village at The Galt House By: Jeanette

Only in Louisville can you spend a morning revisiting the past 1000 years and walk through an edible Gingerbread Village. We had a free weekend so we headed downtown to check out the free Gingerbread Village at the Galt House and the Frazier Museum. It was neat to see the 20 ft. high Gingerbread Castle, a classic North Pole Gingerbread House, and 10ft.-high lollipop trees. There is a café in the Conservatory of the Galt House where the Gingerbread is located so you can enjoy a latte while trying to appreciate all the hard work that went into building the edible holiday decorations.



Just a few blocks west of the Galt House is the Frazier Musuem. I think the website for the musuem does a great job describing the musuem and what it has to offer: “a non-profit organization, brings history to life through interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters, engaging special events.”

The museum is geared toward kids older than ours (5 and up) so we just stayed about 90 minutes before our toddler was getting too antsy. Currently they have trees decorated from around the world throughout the musuem which was interesting to see and learn about their decorations. This display is on exhibit until Jan. 2. They also have a special exhibit called The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly: Toys and the Movies. Having a range of toys from the original Snow White to GI Joe and even an area to play classic games such as Connect Four. The toys exhibit continues through March 27. We were able to decorate an ornament with Toy Story stickers before leaving.
I highly recommend going to check out this musuem. We will be going back once our boys are a little older. There was so much to see and learn. If you have kids go on the second Saturday of each month. The musuem has a kids club where if your kids are members (which is free to join), they get in free on the second Satruday and the musuem has crafts and other activities around a special theme for them.

Be sure and check out their website where you can find more information including upcoming winter camps for kids while school is out and their full calendar of events. They also have a facebook page to keep even more up-to-date on happenings.

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