Diana: A Celebration
Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase advance tickets for the award-winning “Diana: A Celebration” exhibition. The exhibit comes directly from the Althorp Estate, Diana’s childhood home, and boasts nine galleries containing more than 150 personal objects that illustrate her life and invites the visitor to share the milestones of her many roles. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Aug. 1. “Diana: A Celebration” will be at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Sept. 15 to Jan. 13. Member tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children, or $21.50 for non-member adults (ages 15 to 59), $19.50 for active and retired military and seniors (60+) and $10 for children (4 -14). Children age three and under are free. Special rates for groups of 20 or more are available. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Tickets are date and time specific. During “Diana: A Celebration,” museum operating hours will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesday the museum will remain open until 8 p.m. For information visit FrazierMuseum.org.
About the Exhibit
“Diana: A Celebration” is a 7,500 sq. ft. exhibition that highlights the life of one of the most celebrated and admired women of the 20th century. The exhibit comes directly from the Althorp Estate, Diana’s childhood home. It boasts nine galleries containing more than 150 personal objects that illustrate her life and invites the visitor to share the milestones of her many roles: as a youngster, schoolgirl and athlete; as the shy kindergarten teacher who captured the heart of the Prince and the public; as the young, ravishing royal bride; as the devoted mother, sister and daughter; and as the tireless charity advocate and spokeswoman.
Visitors can expect to see family jewels, heirlooms, paintings, artifacts, photos and portraits of her ancestors, which provide historical context. Home movies filmed by her father and scenes from her childhood, her engagement to Prince Charles and the events leading up to the Royal Wedding are remembered and animated with video clips, personal possessions, photos, displays and letters. The glorious Royal Wedding gallery features her resplendent gown, diamond tiara, veil and 25-foot train, as well as her shoes, parasol and bridesmaid’s dress, among other items.
A few of the many dazzling items on display include:
➢ 28 designer dresses, suits and evening gowns worn by the Princess during her public life, accompanied by photos and details from the events at which the outfits were worn
➢ Two diamond tiaras and other priceless family jewels
➢ The original text of the Earl Spencer’s tribute to his sister at her Westminster Abbey funeral
➢ The score and lyrics of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition, adapted from “Candle in the Wind”
➢ Original heritage family paintings
➢ Diana’s Royal Wedding gown
Further exhibition details are available at www.dianaexhibition.com.
“Diana: A Celebration” is presented by Chase and JP Morgan. Additional local sponsorship support comes from Brown-Forman and the Galt House Hotel, the Frazier Museum’s exclusive “Diana: A Celebration” hotel partner, which is offering special travel packages that include hotel accommodations and tickets to the exhibition. Support is also provided by Royal Jewelers, the Bristol Bar and Grille and International Systems of America LLC.
The Frazier History Museum is located at 829 W. Main Street on downtown Louisville’s “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 exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. The Frazier Museum has the distinction of being the only place in the world outside Great Britain to permanently house and display Royal Armouries artifacts.
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Frazier History Museum
829 W. Main St.