Megan with school tour
Main Street in 1915
Louisville High School Classes of 1964 and 1965
Moxie Bread Company
Kitchen Implements

Programs & Exhibits

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Upcoming Programs

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.

Upcoming Schedule

  • 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.

Upcoming Schedule    

  • 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"

Exhibits

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 (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!

Past Exhibits

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: