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Indexing Project at FamilySearch.org
Wednesday, December 18
Indexing Project at FamilySearch.org  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bon Air Regional Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY 40220
 
 
Presented by: Nancy Simmons Roberson

Bring your computer and be actively involved in the Indexing Project at FamilySearch.org.  Nancy Roberson will instruct and help participants index records.  Great volunteer project giving back to the genealogical community.  This workshop is, 10:00 am to noon.  NO EVENING SESSION THIS MONTH.  Internet access is available for notebook or laptop. All are welcome 




I Write you Without Reserve
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I Write you Without Reserve": Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

 

Presented by James J. Holmberg 

William Clark’s letters written to his brother Jonathan over nineteen years (1792-1811) open a window to their world. Wanting to benefit from Jonathan’s sage advice, William Clark is more open and revealing about himself, events, and people than in any other known source. From news of his and Meriwether Lewis’s famous expedition, and the death of his partner in discovery, to his enslaved African American York’s tragic post-expedition life and including the homesickness and hardships faced by Clark’s young wife Julia (who was whisked from the luxury of her Virginia home to the frontier town of St. Louis), William reveals important information about these people and events and much more in his letters to his “Dear Brother”, best described in Clark’s own words.




Louisville’s Street Railway Era: The Interurban
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Louisville’s Street Railway Era: The Interurban  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

 

Presented by Martin Biemer

For nearly eight decades, Louisville's street railway system was a key factor for the city's growth. Beginning in the late 1860s, the streetcar lines eventually stretched outside the city limits. Four men who experienced streetcar travel in their youth and were fascinated by it formed a small group of streetcar enthusiasts here in Louisville.  One of them, Ernest Gibson, had assembled a large collection of drawings, documents, and stories about the system. His collection was left to the University of Louisville when he died.




19th Amendment-Victory for the Suffragists
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
19th Amendment-Victory for the Suffragists  (Program)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY

 

Presented by League of Women Voters

A suffragist is one who believes in extending political suffrage (the right to vote), especially to women.  In August of this year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.  The battle for women’s voting rights was a long and arduous fight that pitted husband against wife, men against women.  Not all women supported this issue and there are many stories around the events which lead to women’s voting.  Today many people take for granted this right and our speaker will tell us about the long process to win the right of women to vote.  Focusing on the Louisville scene, our speaker will give us a better appreciation of this right.