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Historic Walking Tours
Note: Suggested donation to the Louisville Historical Commission is $5 per person.

Louisville's 'Little Italy'
SAT, July 12 and August 23 :: meet at intersection of Griffith & Front Streets @ 9:30am

Diane Marino will give a tour of Louisville’s historic Little Italy neighborhood located between the railroad tracks and Highway 42.

Main Street Stories
SAT, August 2 and September 13 :: meet on Library front steps @ 9:30am

This insightful historical tour will be led by Anne Robinson of the Louisville Historical Commission.

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:

  • September 4 :: Making the Replica of Historic Louisville
    presented by Richard DelPizzo

    The replica itself will be available for the public to view at the Louisville Historical Museum starting on Friday, October 3rd during the Museum’s regular Friday hours of 3:00-8:00. At the Brown Bag, we will be showing preview photos of this unique model of our town and learning about how Richard DelPizzo became interested in making a replica of downtown Louisville and how he made the building reproductions. Participants are welcome to bring their lunches.
  • December 4

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.


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.