Teen Years in Louisville

Teen Years in Louisville

In the 1970s, Beatrice Maxwell Wilson (1927-1983) wrote short memoir pieces about her childhood in Missouri and her teen years in Louisville. She assembled her memories into a booklet called “The Maxwell Connection,” which was donated to the Historical Museum. Here...

World War I Comes to Louisville

World War I Comes to Louisville

World War I began in Europe in 1914 and the United States formally entered World War I in April 1917, at a time when Louisville and the other towns in the Northern Coal Fields of Colorado were just coming out of the era of the long coal mining strike of 1910-1914....

Modern Times: Louisville in the Fifties, Part Two

Modern Times: Louisville in the Fifties, Part Two

With this issue of The Louisville Historian, we’re continuing our look at the many changes that took place in Louisville in the 1950s as it evolved into a modern city. For this, we’ll draw on the information provided by a number of attendees at the “Brown Bag”...

The Fifties: Louisville’s Transformative Decade

The Fifties: Louisville’s Transformative Decade

Edward Affolter was a man who was completely invested in Louisville’s future. He not only represented Boulder County as an elected state senator in the Colorado legislature, but he also served for a long time as the town attorney and had a law practice located in the...

Tiny Houses with a History

Tiny Houses with a History

Today, the “tiny house” movement is leading many people to choose to downsize the space in which they live. Reasons include financial concerns and a desire for increased sustainability. For many, the desire to live more simply is a reaction to more ostentatious...

Louisville’s Signs of the Times

Louisville’s Signs of the Times

Louisville’s commercial signs reveal a lot about its history! In this article, we’ll take a look at some of Louisville’s downtown signs over time. A number of signs were in use for decades, while others came and went quickly (along with the businesses that the signs...

Upcoming Events

Nov
15
Thu
Stories in Places: Putting Louisville’s Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Development in Context
 @ Library first floor meeting room
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr. Rebecca Schwendler, who recently researched and wrote three historic context reports for the City of Louisville, will share her findings about how Louisville’s residences, businesses, farms, railroads, and coal mines helped to shape the city, and how those histories remain visible today through architecture.

Dec
12
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
1
Tue
Historical Commission Meeting @ Louisville Library
Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The primary role of the Historical Commission is to act as an advisory board to the Louisville City Council on matters relating to the Louisville Historical Museum and Louisville history.

Regular meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of odd-numbered months in the Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce Street. Agendas for each meeting are posted in the foyer of City Hall, at the Library, at the Police Department/Municipal Court Building, at the Recreation Center, and on this site the Friday prior to each meeting.

Jan
9
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
13
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
5
Tue
Historical Commission Meeting @ Louisville Library
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The primary role of the Historical Commission is to act as an advisory board to the Louisville City Council on matters relating to the Louisville Historical Museum and Louisville history.

Regular meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of odd-numbered months in the Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce Street. Agendas for each meeting are posted in the foyer of City Hall, at the Library, at the Police Department/Municipal Court Building, at the Recreation Center, and on this site the Friday prior to each meeting.

Mar
13
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
10
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
30
Tue
Historical Commission Meeting @ Louisville Library
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The primary role of the Historical Commission is to act as an advisory board to the Louisville City Council on matters relating to the Louisville Historical Museum and Louisville history.

Regular meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of odd-numbered months in the Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce Street. Agendas for each meeting are posted in the foyer of City Hall, at the Library, at the Police Department/Municipal Court Building, at the Recreation Center, and on this site the Friday prior to each meeting.

May
8
Wed
Foundation Board Meeting
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm