About the Louisville History Foundation

The Louisville History Foundation assumed the fundraising role previously handled by the Louisville Historical Commission. The Historical Commission continues to perform its valuable role as an official advisory board to the City of Louisville. This reorganization, which took effect on January 1, 2014, is modeled on the Louisville Public Library’s structure of having both an advisory board and a foundation board, and on how many government-owned libraries and museums in our area are structured.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Louisville History Foundation, Inc. is to stimulate broad-based support for local history and the Louisville Historical Museum and to encourage the development of the Museum through fundraising, advocacy, and education.

Join and Support

Individuals, families, and businesses can now join, renew, and donate online at the Foundation's website:

You may also print the form and return it to the Museum.

The Louisville Historian

Members of the Louisville History Foundation receive our quarterly publication The Louisville Historian, invitations to hear speakers, and the gratitude of future generations for helping to preserve Louisville’s heritage.

Back issues of the Foundation's quarterly publication, The Louisville Historian, are available on this site. The current issue is available through subscription or at the Historical Museum.

Thank You, Louisville History Foundation Business Sponsors

If you would like to become a business sponsor, please visit the History Foundation website:

 Board of Directors

    Cate Bradley
    Missy DiSalle Diehl
    Paula Elrod
    Marilyn Hunt
    Tammy Lastoka
    David Marks
    Daniel Mellish
    Catherine Fahey Wessling
    Bridget Bacon (ex officio)