Category Archives: history

KFW’s Judi Jennings discusses art and feminism

The Kentucky Foundation for Women Executive Director Judi Jennings is interviewed this week on Barry’s Blog, a national source for news, advice and opinion for the Arts Administrator. In it, Jennings discusses her views on social justice feminism, locally and nationally.    

Photo exhibition & panel discussion on 1974 tornado

The main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611, is showing a photography exhibition on the 1974 tornado from April 3-20. There is also a panel discussion on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. (free and open to the public).

“Long May She Wave” at Frazier

The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., 753-5663,  is showing “Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag” through July 6.

Talk on women in the American Revolution at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center’s next Lunch & Learn program is “Patriotism Extends to the Fair Sex: Women in the American Revolution” with Dr. Kelly A. Ryan, associate professor of history at Indiana University Southeast. Tuesday, March 18 from 12-1 p.m. This program is free but registration is required (812-944-7336). 201 E. Spring St., […]

‘Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks’ @ muhammad Ali Center

Through Feb. 28 Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. Sixth St. Curators at the Ali Center began the process of bringing “Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons” to Louisville months ago while scheduling Black History Month programming. When news broke that Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, they knew the exhibit […]

Maxine Brown to speak on the African American Heritage Trail at Carnegie

Pre-registration required. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 12-1 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, Maxine F. Brown will present the program “Gateway to Freedom: Southern Indiana Blazes an African American Heritage Trail,” as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series. Brown will talk about the project she led that resulted […]

‘Inspired Science’ @ Louisville Free Public Library

Through Jan. 8-11 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1611 Closing reception: Jan. 9, 7 p.m. We talk about Miley too much. How about we focus on smart people and important stuff instead? Let’s start with “Inspired Science,” the current exhibit at the main library downtown. It focuses on five dudes who […]

“Date Night in Paris” at Frazier History Museum

Tickets on sale now The Frazier History Museum is hosting “Date Night in Paris” on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 5-9 p.m. as part of its current exhibition “The Eye of Napoleon.” There will be French music, French lessons, a French film, special gallery tours/talks and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails. Adult admission is $18.50 […]

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.

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 […]

Preservation Louisville’s next Hands on History

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville’s next Hands on History will explore methods of research to uncover the story of your house. It is less about architectural history, and more about the history of the building and the people who owned and lived in it. Learn how to use resources such as maps, census data, city directories, […]

“Exploring Utopia” lecture at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting the program “Exploring Utopia: New Harmony on the Wabash” with Dr. John R. Hale on Monday, Nov. 25 from 12-1:30 p.m. Dr. Hale is an archaeologist and the Director of Liberal Studies at the University of […]

“But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat?” lecture at Carnegie

Registration required. The Carnegie Center’s next Lunch & Learn program is “But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat?” with historian Janene Zaccone. Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 12-1 p.m. Free but registration is required (812-944-7336). 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany.    

‘The Eye of Napoleon’ @ Frazier History Museum

Through Feb. 9 Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. The state of one’s home speaks for the state of an individual. This is probably what Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia c. 1807-1813, thought when his bed was designed. The short-lived king and younger brother of Napoleon was a true 18th-century Liberace when it […]

Weekender: Nov. 1-3

Patrick Jilbert Friday, Nov. 1 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. Free; 5 p.m. Patrick Jilbert is a visual artist, but he’s also a street rat prankster visionary who knows a lot more about some different stuff than you do. The self-taught painter and illustrator is influenced by a chain of up-to-the-minute influences found […]

Louisville’s Lincoln Memorial now part of KY Lincoln Heritage Trail

The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, a driving tour of historic sites related to Abraham Lincoln, has recently expanded to include Louisville’s Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park. Created in 2009 by sculptor Ed Hamilton, the Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park is free and open to the public year-round during park hours 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. The […]

Historical Walking Tour at Cave Hill

Reservations required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a Historical Walking Tour from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. $15 per person. Contact Cave Hill at 502-451-5630 or to RSVP.  

Civil War Historical Walking Tour

Pre-registration required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is presenting a Civil War Historical Walking Tour of Cave Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 12. Tour time is 9-11 a.m. Led by Civil War historian Bryan Bush. $15 per person. To register, call 502-451-5630 or email

Twilight Tram Tour at Cave Hill

Pre-registration required. Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is holding its next Twilight Tram Tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 per person. For reservations, call 451-5630 or email