First Friday Art Walks, 2018
In 2018, we will continue to explore lesser-known aspects of Louisville history and culture, with a different topic each month.
October 5, 6–8pm :: Happy 140th Birthday, Louisville!
November 2, 6–8pm :: Artists Among Us: Getting to Know the Louisville Art Association
December 7, 6–8pm :: TBA
Brown Bag Discussions, 2018
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.
- December 6 :: TBA
Programs on Demand (YouTube)
April 4, 2018
"Early Major League Baseball Through the Eyes of Louisville's Bert Niehoff"
March 15, 2018
"The Coal Giants: History of United Coal Company, Northern Coal Company, and Rocky Mountain Fuel Company"
The Louisville Historical Museum is currently featuring an exhibit showing the original painted canvas stage curtain from the Rex Theatre at 817 Main Street (formerly Senor T's and 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!
The Museum has featured an exhibit on Remembering the Monarch Mine Explosion of 1936. Read a detailed narrative of this explosion that killed eight coal miners, as well as its possible causes:
- "Blast: The 1936 Monarch Mine Explosion" by William M. Cohen.