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“Kentucky Rivalries” coming to the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, KY

Learn about some of the Bluegrass State’s most iconic feuds in this new temporary exhibit.

Screenshot from an Instagram account depicting six small round green and yellow pin buttons for St.X and Trinity high schools.

Vintage button pins from St. X + Trinity high schools.

Kentucky’s rival spirit is nothing to, well, rival with — it’s something to celebrate and besides, who doesn’t love a little friendly competition?

On Sat., Nov. 5, the Frazier History Museum downtown will open its latest temporary exhibit, “Kentucky Rivalries.” The experimental exhibit will feature some of Kentucky’s most iconic competitive clashes from the Hatfields and McCoys to local high school face-offs (you know which ones) and the longstanding Cards vs. Cats feud.

And it doesn’t matter whose side you’re on, you’ll meet all the villains, heroes, players, and companies responsible for these great rivalries.

One conflict we’re especially excited to see revived is the 19th and 20th-century cave wars between landowners in Mammoth Cave who fought to monopolize tourist dollars — both in the courtroom and along area roads. Too interested to wait? Check out this podcast episode of “Southern Mysteries.”

DYK: The famous Hatfield and McCoy conflict inspired the TV show “Family Feud.”

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