The U.S. Army’s Armor Center and School is moving from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Georgia, and the collection of historic cavalry and armor exhibits will move, too. The exhibits were used to educate troops, but were also in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, which was open to the public.
Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A local celebration will be held Thursday evening to honor one of the leaders of the suffrage movement.
Crews will spend the next month refurbishing the front entrance to Louisville City Hall. The work is part of a plan to improve security in the building.
An eight-ton boulder that was pulled from the Ohio River at Greenup County, Kentucky and taken to Portsmouth, Ohio in 2007 will soon be returned to Kentucky.
by Gabe Bullard The Shawnee Expressway in West Louisville has officially been renamed the Georgia Davis Powers Expressway. Powers was the first woman and the first African American to serve in the Kentucky state Senate. During her more than two decades in office, Powers championed civil rights causes. She says she hopes the renaming will… Continue reading Shawnee Expressway Renamed For Senator Powers
The Frazier International History Museum in Louisville has purchased historic papers documenting Mary Todd Lincoln’s commitment to an Illinois insane asylum.
by Gabe Bullard Preservation Louisville has released its annual lists of the ten most endangered historic places and top ten preservation successes. Topping the list of successes was Patrick O’Shea’s at 2nd and Main Streets. Topping the endangered list was the as-yet undeveloped Iron Quarter, directly to the east. Many of the most endangered buildings… Continue reading Whiskey Row Block Dominates Preservation Louisville Lists
Next month marks 41 years since the Stonewall Riots – demonstrations against police raids in Greenwich Village that birthed the modern gay rights movement. We’ll spend Thursday looking back at the history of gay rights in our own city, to see how things have changed – and how they haven’t – for LGBT Louisvillians.
Applications will be filed Thursday morning to have the so-called Iron Quarter buildings in downtown Louisville declared local landmarks.
The fate of the so-called Iron Quarter buildings at First and Main streets will soon rest in the hands of the Waterfront Development Corporation; an emergency request to demolish the buildings has been rejected by Metro Government.