Category Archives: history

‘Terror Finance’ @ Downtown Marriott

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Downtown Marriott 280 W. Jefferson St. worldkentucky.org $15/$25 (members/nonmembers); 5:30 p.m. As America grows closer to lobbing bombs at yet another country full of Muslims in the eastern hemisphere, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana will host an expert who is well-versed in the non-military battles of the now […]

Upcoming Carnegie Center fundraiser

RSVP by Sept. 4 The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is holding its 17th Annual “A Taste for Art & History” fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, $55 museum members.

Twilight Tram Tour at Cave Hill

Reservations required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is offering Twilight Tram Tours of Cave Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 per person. For reservations, call 451-5630 or email cavehill@bellsouth.net.  

Twilight Tram Tour at Cave Hill

Reservations required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is offering a Twilight Tram Tour on Saturday, July 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35. To RSVP, call 502-451-5630 or email cavehill@bellsouth.net.

War of 1812 lecture at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is presenting their latest Lunch & Learn program, “Half Horse – Half Alligator: Kentuckians in the War of 1812,” with Jim Holmberg, Curator of Special Collections at The Filson Historical Society, on Tuesday, July 16 from 12-1 p.m. […]

Civil War Historical Walking Tour at Cave Hill

Pre-reservation is required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is presenting a Civil War Historical Walking Tour on Saturday, June 8 from 9-11 a.m. to be led by Civil War historian Bryan Bush. Cost is $15 per person. To RSVP, call 502-451-5630 or email cavehill@bellsouth.net.

“Discovering Louisville’s Arboretum” tour

Pre-registration required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is presenting a tour “Discovering Louisville’s Arboretum” of horticultural highlights by Lee Squires on Saturday, June 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. $15 per person. For more information, call 502-451-5630 or cavehill@bellsouth.net.

Weekend visual art events

“Primitive Paintings” by Tad DeSanto and Justin Vorel is at Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., from May 26-June 29. The opening is Sunday, May 26 from 1-4 p.m. Waterfront Park will offer Heritage Walks through the summer and fall. They will be led by local historian Rick Bell. The first tours of the season […]

Cave Hill Twilight Tram Tour

Pre-registration is required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is presenting its next Twilight Tram Tour on Saturday, May 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 per person. Call 502-451-5630 or email cavehill@bellsouth.net for more information.

Talk by international artist Lily Yeh at KSA

International artist Lily Yeh will discuss her current work in Louisville to commemorate the 1968 Parkland Political Uprisings at 28th and Greenwood. Tickets for the May 17 event are $10 (cash only); a book signing will follow her lecture. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky School of Art, 845 S. Third St. From the Village […]

U of L extends Harlan Hubbard exhibition

UofL’s Archives and Special Collections has extended the closing date for its exhibit of items from its Harlan Hubbard Collection. It will now be on display through mid-July. Lower Level, Ekstrom Library.

“Celebrating Emancipation in New Albany and Louisville” at Carnegie

Pre-registration required. The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is featuring “Celebrating Emancipation in New Albany and Louisville,” presented by historian Pen Bogert, on Tuesday, May 21 from 12-1 p.m.    

Cave Hill Cemetary Civil War tour

Pre-registration required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is conducting a Civil War Historical Walking Tour on Saturday, May 18 from 9-11 a.m. It will be led by Civil War historian Bryan Bush. $15 per person. To RSVP, call 502-451-5630 or email at cavehill@bellsouth.net.  

Cave Hill Cemetery historical walking tour

Reservations required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is offering a historical walking tour of Cave Hill Cemetery on Sunday, May 5 from 1-2:30 p.m. $15. More more information or to RSVP, call 451-5630 or email cavehill@bellsouth.net.

“Preservation Conversation” at U of L

“Preservation Conversation” Grady Clay on Louisville” is at U of L’s Ekstrom Library through May. The exhibition highlights the Louisville journalist and urban design specialist’s work. For more information, contact Peter Morrin at 852-2361.

History on the Move

The Kentuckiana Heritage Consortium. a network of historical sites in the Louisville metropolitan area that provide educational programming, is proud to present a new program, History on the Move, for young people and their families. Participants visit four member sites of the Kentuckiana Heritage Consortium and participate in a program at each one to receive […]

Lunch & Learn: From Slavery to Civil War Nurse, Lucy Higgs Nichols”

Registration required. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336 is hosting “Lunch & Learn: From Slavery to Civil War Nurse, Lucy Higgs Nichols” on Tuesday, April 16 from 12-1 pm. Author, dramatis and storyteller Judith C. Owens-Lalude will present her first-person interpretation of Lucy Higgs Nichols as part […]

Free Family Fun Workshop: Paper Kites at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336 is hosting “Free Family Fun Workshop: Paper Kites” on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am-12 pm. They will be making Paper Kites using a paper lunch bag, crayons, markers, glitter, […]

Weekend visual art events

Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is presenting a “Bicentennial Biographies” workshop suggested for children in grades 1 through 5 on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am-12 pm. Participants will learn about the tornado of 1917 in New Albany and make a Tornado in a Bottle. Adults […]

“History, Memory, Art” at the Frazier

Pre-registration is required. The Speed Art Museum is presenting “History, Memory, Art” on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Frazier History Museum. First, journey with us through history as an interpreter helps us honor Women’s History Month. Then, discover local artist, Jacque Parsley, by interacting with one of her contemporary pieces. Next, work […]