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Brown Bag Discussions, 2014

THUR (quarterly) :: 12–1pm :: Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce St.
Facilitated by Bridget Bacon, Museum Coordinator. Bring your lunch and join us for another in this series of informal discussions on Louisville history. Topics to be announced.

Upcoming Schedule: 

  • March 5, 2015 :: The Harpers and Harper Lake: How One Family Left Its Mark on Louisville
    Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon will look at how Colorado’s movers and shakers were attracted to the Louisville area for its investment opportunities and specifically at the lasting impact of the Harper family on Louisville. Please bring your memories of Harper Lake to share!

Featured Exhibit

The Louisville Historical Museum is currently featuring an exhibit showing the original painted canvas stage curtain from the Rex Theatre at 817 Main Street (now the Rex Restaurant). The exhibit gives the background on the 22 downtown Louisville businesses advertised on the colorful curtain, which dates from the silent film era of the 1920s.

Look in the Museum’s front windows to see a photo exhibit about The Coal Mine in the Middle of Louisville. The Acme Mine located at Roosevelt & Hutchinson is considered to have been the primary mine in Louisville due to its central location and its many years of operation. Louisville probably would not have been able to survive as a town if not for the Acme Mine.

National Register of Historic Places

Take a self-guided walking tour of the 12 Louisville buildings on the National Register of Historic Places!

» Louisville Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places


Past Exhibits

The Museum has featured an exhibit on Remembering the Monarch Mine Explosion of 1936. For a detailed narrative of this explosion, which killed eight coal miners, as well as its possible causes, read »"Blast: The 1936 Monarch Mine Explosion" by William M. Cohen.