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Hecla Mine Strike Historical Driving Tour (»see the program poster)
SAT, April 19 :: meet in front of Blue Parrot @ 9:00am

To mark the 100th anniversary of this significant historical event in Colorado, come on a historical driving tour of Louisville locations that were important in the 1914 Hecla strike conflict. Ron Buffo will tell the stories of the sequence of events at a few planned stops. We will first meet outside the Blue Parrot, which was the location of the Union Hall where angry striking miners congregated on April 27, 1914 before they headed towards the Hecla Mine. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation. The program is expected to last 60-90 minutes. A map will be distributed at the start of the tour.

True Grime: A Talk & Demonstration on the Curatorial Cleaning of Louisville's Antique Safe (»see the program poster)
FRI, April 25 :: 1–1:30pm

Conservator Lisa Capano will be on site to talk about and demonstrate how she cleans this valuable piece of Louisville's past. This program and the restoration are funded by the Louisville History Foundation and co-sponsored with the Louisville Historical Museum.

The public is also welcome to watch Lisa Capano in action as she cleans the safe in the City Hall lobby from 10am–2pm on: Tuesday, April 22 & 29; Thursday, April 24 & May 1; and Friday, April 25 and May 2. 

Brown Bag Discussions, 2014

THUR (quarterly) :: 12–1pm (Library Meeting Room)
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.


  • March 6
  • June 5
  • September 4
  • 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 on Louisville’s Front Street Saloons. In the early 1900s, as many as thirteen saloons lined Front Street at one time. Each saloon sold a particular brand of beer, and many were identified with specific immigrant groups.


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.