Donations 'Wish List'

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The Louisville Historical Museum would like to add to its collection the items described below. However, due to space constraints and in order to avoid duplication of items in the collection, please contact the Museum staff to make sure that it will be possible for the Museum to accept an item that you are considering offering. If you would prefer not to part with an original photo or document, please contact us about how it can be scanned on our photo scanner.

Donations to the Museum are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!

  • Centaurus High School Yearbooks: 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999. 
  • Composite photographs of Louisville High School’s graduating classes:
    • All classes before 1936 except for 1909, 1915, 1921, 1923, and 1925
    • Classes of 1954, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971 
  • Coal mine photos and ledgers, and journals, letters, receipts, and other handwritten documents that relate to the Louisville area. 
  • Photos of homes and businesses in the old town part of Louisville (with or without people in the photos). Specific buildings need not be identified.
  • Photos of the interior or exterior of Red Men’s Hall; scenes showing Louisville’s Main Street, Little Italy, and Frenchtown; and interiors and exteriors of Louisville’s saloons and pool halls.
  • Old home movies and negatives of photos relating to the Louisville area.
  • Photos from any era showing areas of current Louisville that were outside of the town’s historic boundaries, such as South Boulder Rd., McCaslin Blvd., Dillon Rd., Cherry St., and Hwy 42.
  • Issues of The Louisville Times, or pages of it, from 1913 to 1942 and photos and information relating to Louisville’s newspapers and publishers.
  • Items relating to Louisville businesses, including menus, matchbooks, and ashtrays from Louisville restaurants.
  • Items relating to Louisville’s ethnic heritage and immigration, such as items brought on voyages or trips from countries of origin.
  • Items relating to the history of law enforcement in Louisville, including photos, records, and artifacts relating to town marshals, police chiefs, and the Police Department in general.
  • Photographs, programs, The Lookout school newspaper, and written memories relating to Louisville schools.
  • 1920s- or 1930s-era items for the Tomeo House: a plain kitchen table and chairs; two plain single beds; and bed cover or quilt for a single bed.