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Brown Bag Discussions, 2015

THUR (quarterly) :: 12–1pm :: Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce Street
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: 

  • December 3, TBA

At the Library in October

During the month of October, the Museum will feature historical Pirates-themed items from Louisville High School. LHS students first became known as the Pirates in about 1929, when the high school was located at Garfield & Walnut in downtown Louisville. Today, Louisville Middle School students are known as the Pirates. Stop by the exhibit cases in the Library lobby to have a look! 

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 (former site of 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 an exhibit of Photos from Historic Farms of the Louisville Area. Much of modern Louisville has been built on the sites of these former farms. Also, some farms have been acquired as Open Space.

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. Read a detailed narrative of this explosion, which killed eight coal miners, as well as its possible causes:

»"Blast: The 1936 Monarch Mine Explosion" by William M. Cohen.