Category Archives: historic home

Weekend visual art events

The Howard Steamboat Museum is presenting its Art & Antique Jubilee on Saturday, May 24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). 80 booths with arts and crafts, food and beverages, and an antique show in the Carriage House. Free admission. Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion walk-through tours are $5.00 per person […]

Old Louisville SpringFest

<FEST> May 16-17 Old Louisville SpringFest First & Ormsby (between Oak & Magnolia) Free; 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.) As an Old Louisville resident, let me be the first to say: Old Louisville deserves more love. Sure, we get a pat on the back every fall during the St. James Court Art […]

National Historic Preservation Month talk at Carnegie

Pre-registration required. The next Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn program is for National Historic Preservation Month. It will feature Greg Sekula, Southern Regional Director of Indiana Landmarks, and Marianne Zickuhr, Executive Director of Preservation Louisville Inc., on Tuesday, May 20 from 12-1 p.m. This program is free but registration is required (812-944-7336). 201 East Spring […]

Gardeners’ Fair @ Locust Grove

<FAIR> May 9-11 Gardeners’ Fair Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane • 897-9845 $6 (includes tour); 10 a.m.-5 p.m. I don’t have a green thumb, but one place that makes me want to dip my digit in paint and pretend I do is Locust Grove. The historic property’s 55 rolling acres remind me I need […]

Preservation Louisville’s Top Ten lists

Preservation Louisville has announced its annual Top 10 lists of endangered historical sites and preservation successes. If you would like more information about each of the entries on the list along with photographs, visit 2014 Top 10 Endangered Historic Places List 1.    Vacant & Abandoned Properties 2.    Historic Educational Buildings 3.    Mid Century Modern […]

May is National Preservation Month

May is National Preservation Month. Citizens in Louisville will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate it. Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America, it has grown into an annual celebration observed by small towns and big cities. In 2005, the […]

“Greening the Older Home” at Preservation Louisville

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville, 540-5146, Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St., is presenting “Hands On History: Greening the Older Home.” Hands on History is an educational series designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings. April’s will explore the concept of “green”; […]

“Presenting the Past at Locust Grove”

A free, public program on Thursday, Feb. 20, “Presenting the Past at Locust Grove” on museum re-enactors, will give people the chance to visit with the historic home’s “cast” and to learn from historians about the possibilities and problems of re-enacting. The University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences is offering the 7:30-9 p.m. […]

DIY workshop at Preservation Louisville

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville’s “Hands on History: Do It Yourself Preservation” is on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m. It is designed for people who live or work in an older building and would like to do some maintenance work themselves, but just don’t know where to start. It will be led by architect Gary […]

Weekender: Jan. 3 – 5

Saturday, Jan. 4 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. $20-$25; 8 p.m. It can be tough enough for the average person to follow in their father’s footsteps, so when Dad is famous and a hero to many, it gets that much tougher. You’ll never see Freddie Prinze Jr. in front of a brick wall […]

Historic woodworking is next “Hands on History”

Pre-registration required Preservation Louisville is presenting historic woodworking in its next “Hands on History” on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Brennan House, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146.

Weekend visual art events

Quattra 4, made up of four jewelry designers/metalsmiths Roxy Lentz, Sharon Major, Lona Northener and Lesley Rahner Ewald are holding their latest jewelry show at the Terrance Room of the Louisville Boat Club. Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A portion of the sales will go to The Shamrock Pet Foundation. The Foundation helps with […]

Weekender: Dec. 13-15

Joseph Arthur Friday, Dec. 13 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $12-$15; 9 p.m. Joseph Arthur has always been good at making friends. When he does so, he doesn’t just stop with Joe Lunchbox; Arthur won over Peter Gabriel and R.E.M. early on, and now the WFPK favorite brings a band including R.E.M. bassist/Shiny Happy […]

“Hands on History” workshop

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville’s next “Hands on History” workshop is on “Old Plumbing and How to Deal With It” on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1-4 p.m. The speaker is Bruce Cohen of B.C. Plumbing. $20 Preservation Louisville members, $30 non-members. Preservation Louisville, Brennan House, 631 S. 5th St.

“Historic Houses of Louisville” book signing

Architect Steve Wiser will be signing his new book “Historic Houses of Louisville” today at the Oxmoor House, 720 Oxmoor Ave., from 6-7 p.m. Call 635-5083 for information.

Nunnlea Craft Fair

The Eighth Annual Nunnlea Craft Fair is Sept. 27-28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nunnlea Historic Home at 1940 Hurstbourne Parkway. Admission is free.

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville, Inc., The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., is hosting the next Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop will be led by Joe Pierson, Historic Preservation TaxCredit Consultant with Pinion Advisors.              

“It’s All About Plaster!” workshop at Preservation Louisville

Registration is required The next Hands on History Workshop at Preservation Louisville at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146, is “It’s All About Plaster!” on Sept. 14 at 1-4 p.m. The workshop will focus on plaster walls as well as ornamental plaster. With over four generations of plaster experience, Tom Schnurr […]

Preservation Louisville photo contest

Preservation Louisville is partnering with the Louisville Photo Biennial in order to continue to advocate for historic preservation. Their photography competition does not have an entry fee and the entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 13.    

Preservation Louisville photo contest

Preservation Louisville, 540-5146, 631 S. Fifth St., has recognized ten local property owners for preserving their historic structures. “Top Ten Successes List” is released alongside the “Top Ten Endangered List” and was created in order to bring attention to preservation projects. Preservation Louisville will be hosting a photography competition that will feature the 2013 Top […]