Museums in Old Louisville
Speed Art Museum Conrad-Caldwell House
UofL Photo Archives Sons
of the American Revolution Planetarium
Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
of a Woman,
Mon - Closed
Tues, Wed & Fri - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thurs - 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Sat - 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun - 12 noon to 5:00 PM
Lunch in the Café Bristol
Tues-Sat, 11:30 AM to 2 PM
region's premier fine arts museum. The museum is located on the
northwest corner of the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Permanent
collections include 8000 pieces of art spanning 6000 years, with major
sections devoted to European
Painting and Sculpture, Kentucky
Renaissance Room, African
of the 20th-Century,
Gallery, and Native
1402 St. James
Louisville, KY 40208
$10 Adults, $6 Senior, $4 Students (with valid id)
children, 5 and under, free
Tours times are
Wednesday-Sunda 1pm & 3pm
with an additional tour on Saturdays at 11am
magnificent Richardsonian Mansion on St. James Court. The finest in the
Also known as "Conrad's Castle," this is one of the most
stunning of Old Louisville's houses and defines Richardsonian Romanesque
architecture. The house was built for Theophilus Conrad, a Frenchman
(Alsace) who made his fortune in the tanning business. The original
construction price was $35,000. Walk around it and enjoy its
gargoyles, swags, massive arches and fleur-de-lis. The Caldwell
family purchased it in 1905 after Mr. Conrad's death.
They lived there for 35 years. It next served as the Rose Anna
Hughes Presbyterian (nursing) Home for 40 years.
The St. James Court
Association purchased the home in 1987 and turned it into a museum. The
non-profit St. James Court Historic Foundation, Inc. operates the museum.
Inside you will find breathtaking woodwork, stained glass
Web site at http://conradcaldwell.org
Filson Historical Society
1310 S. Third St.
Louisville, KY 40208
Society, archives, research and museum all devoted to Kentucky History and
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
(there is a fee to use the libraries)
Collections Guide Index
archives and museum. The artifacts
currently on display in the museum include a cast of Jim Porters hand,
a genuine Kentucky still, Daniel Boones famous Kill a Bar
carving, handmade quilts, and various Civil War artifacts. In addition to
the museums historical items, The Filson art collection, which
is displayed in the Ferguson Mansion and the museum, contains one of the
most extensive collections of antebellum portraiture in Kentucky.
Historical Society, established in Louisville in 1884, is the oldest
privately supported historical society in Kentucky. For over 100 years we
have served the public through our extensive library, varied museum
artifacts, and our Special Collections Department that includes original
manuscripts, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, and portraits. We are
dedicated to providing continuing adult education in the form of quarterly
publications, weekly lectures, historic tours, art exhibits,
reading-and-discussion groups, and weekend-long history conferences. The
extensive collections of The Filson form a regional educational
resource that attracts national and international researchers.
The Filson web
site features a calendar of upcoming events, an online version of the
newsmagazine, and rotating exhibits featuring artifacts from special
collections. The online exhibits will give visitors the opportunity to see
some of the artifacts in the museum, but the emphasis will be on items not
normally on display.
Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Wed. and Fri. 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
photographs and historical documents from a vast collection, most focusing
on Louisville and Kentucky.
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
is the National Headquarters and Geneology Library of the SAR
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
On-line Library Catalog
SAR Home Page
portraits of famous patriots, a tattered 25-star flag from the War
of 1812, a handmade model of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, a
life-size replica of the Liberty Bell from the original's manufacturer,
and a 40,000
Science Center and Rauch Planetarium
Behind the Speed Museum
Tuesday through Saturday
Check schedules on the planetarium
of L's new and improved planetarium is part of the Gheens
Science Center. The planetarium is bigger and more technologically advanced than its predecessor
which closed in 1998.
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