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June 7th
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Our River City

Our River City

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage will be featured on a new river cruise that Belle of Louisville Riverboats will offer: Our River City. This narrated cruise will present the history of Louisville and Southern Indiana through a unique perspective—the Ohio River. This year, the Belle of Louisville has added another voice to the cruise to attract diverse, river-related stories from members of our community.  

On Friday, June 7th, 2024, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, a significant contributor to our community's cultural heritage, joins the Belle of Louisville's Our River City cruise. This collaboration is a unique opportunity to highlight what makes the Ohio River – and the River City – so special, and we are privileged to have you join us.

The Heritage Center has meticulously organized an array of activities during the cruise, promising a diverse and engaging experience for all attendees. These activities include:      

  • Staffed information table informational tables. Live presentations and performances. 
  • A performance of "Songbird of the South: The Real Mary Ann Fisher Story," a vignette of a visitor experience performed by Marjorie Marshall. This one-woman performance chronicles Fisher's life from her tragic and traumatic childhood in Henderson, Kentucky, to her ascension to be one of the first talented singers whose life and art became professionally and personally intertwined with the legendary Ray Charles. (https://www.gotolouisville.com/directory/songbird-of-the-south/)
  • A presentation by Michael L. Jones, Louisville journalist and author of "Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to National Jubilee," will be on deck to present about how Jug Band music was forged on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the nineteenth century. Jug band music was the early soundtrack for a new nation. Louisville was at the heart of it all. (https://www.lpm.org/news/2014-09-28/how-louisville-made-jug-band-history)
  • A showcase of Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville exhibit. Earth Day 2024, we marked the annual "Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville Photo Contest," inviting all K-12 students in the Louisville area to capture images of what water means to them. Water is vital to life on Earth, and our city is fortunate to be nestled along the mighty Ohio River. The showcase will feature photos by student awardees from previous contests exhibited in the Captain's Quarters. (https://www.lfpl.org/photocontest)

For ticket and more details, go to: https://www.belleoflouisville.org/cruises/included-with-your-annual-pass/our-river-city-cruise/

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage will be featured on a new river cruise that Belle of Louisville Riverboats will offer: Our River City. This narrated cruise will present the history of Louisville and Southern Indiana through a unique perspective—the Ohio River. This year, the Belle of Louisville has added another voice to the cruise to attract diverse, river-related stories from members of our community.  

On Friday, June 7th, 2024, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, a significant contributor to our community's cultural heritage, joins the Belle of Louisville's Our River City cruise. This collaboration is a unique opportunity to highlight what makes the Ohio River – and the River City – so special, and we are privileged to have you join us.

The Heritage Center has meticulously organized an array of activities during the cruise, promising a diverse and engaging experience for all attendees. These activities include:      

  • Staffed information table informational tables. Live presentations and performances. 
  • A performance of "Songbird of the South: The Real Mary Ann Fisher Story," a vignette of a visitor experience performed by Marjorie Marshall. This one-woman performance chronicles Fisher's life from her tragic and traumatic childhood in Henderson, Kentucky, to her ascension to be one of the first talented singers whose life and art became professionally and personally intertwined with the legendary Ray Charles. (https://www.gotolouisville.com/directory/songbird-of-the-south/)
  • A presentation by Michael L. Jones, Louisville journalist and author of "Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to National Jubilee," will be on deck to present about how Jug Band music was forged on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the nineteenth century. Jug band music was the early soundtrack for a new nation. Louisville was at the heart of it all. (https://www.lpm.org/news/2014-09-28/how-louisville-made-jug-band-history)
  • A showcase of Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville exhibit. Earth Day 2024, we marked the annual "Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville Photo Contest," inviting all K-12 students in the Louisville area to capture images of what water means to them. Water is vital to life on Earth, and our city is fortunate to be nestled along the mighty Ohio River. The showcase will feature photos by student awardees from previous contests exhibited in the Captain's Quarters. (https://www.lfpl.org/photocontest)

For ticket and more details, go to: https://www.belleoflouisville.org/cruises/included-with-your-annual-pass/our-river-city-cruise/

 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Friday, June 14
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