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October 2015
$25.00 - $30.00

A Walking Tour of South Fourth Street with Tom Owen

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cathedral of the Assumption,
433 S Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Join Archivist and Louisville historian Tom Owen on a leisurely walking tour of a frequently overlooked but rapidly changing Downtown Louisville South.  While there will be plenty to recall from our center city’s old convention center, retail core, and movie row, there’s also been a lot happening in the area with more on the drawing board.   Meet in front of…

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Free - $10.00

Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times introduces a history as dynamic and diverse as Kentucky itself. Covering the Appalachian region in the east to the Pennyroyal in the west, the essays highlight women whose aspirations, innovations, activism, and creativity illustrate Kentucky’s role in political and social reform, education, health care, the arts, and cultural development. The collection features women with well-known…

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November 2015
Free - $10.00

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man’s Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments of peace occupy a mythical place in remembrances of World War…

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December 2015
Free - $10.00

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series: Jacksonland

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Temple,
5101 US Hwy. 42
Louisville, 40222 United States
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Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. Jacksonland is their story. One…

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“A Christmas Memory” reading by William McNulty

December 14 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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So much of the holidays are about traditions and A Christmas Memory reading at Oxmoor Farm is a Filson tradition.  We invite you to share this evening with us in the historic library at Oxmoor Farm.  Actors Theatre’s William McNulty, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge’s character in A Christmas Carol, will read the holiday classic, A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote.  William McNulty has played more…

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