The coming week: Carnegie Center in the C-J; Preservation Month activities; and DaVinci Downtown.


Here is great exposure for some hard-working people in downtown New Albany:

Carnegie Center on a hot streak; New Albany museum still has way to go to achieve success, by Dale Moss (The Courier-Journal; short shelf life for C-J links).

The Carnegie Center for Art & History matters. After 35 years, changes of ownership and name, and an annual visitation stuck at about 10,000, the center in downtown New Albany is easily on its hottest streak

… It recently opened its most ambitious permanent exhibit, all about the Underground Railroad in our area.

It is called Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage, and it is a haunting and compelling story. It is a show as much as a display, sounds and sights like those of displays in big-city museums.


Last week’s opening Preservation Week workshop was held at the Carnegie Center, as will the third and fourth editions on May 23 and May 30.

However, this week the venue moves to Rich O’s Public House owing to its handy proximity to Porter Paints, the evening’s presenter:

Progressive Pizza and Preservation: Paint Your Historic House Beautiful.

Tuesday, May 16th; 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Drive, New Albany.

See “Preservation Workshop #2 On Deck!” at Ted Fulmore’s Our History in New Albany blog.

On Wednesday, it’s the second Preservation Conversation of the month.

Preservation Conversation: Filling Holes in New Albany’s Downtown Historic Fabric.

Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m., at Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring Street, New Albany.

See Ted’s “Preservation Conversation and Destination” for more details.


Looking to the weekend, don’t forget DaVinci Downtown next Saturday, May 20. For a map and schedule, click here. The Farmers Market will be running at the corner of Bank and Market, and Bistro New Albany will be open for business during DaVinci Downtown, along with Federal Hill Café and other downtown businesses. Hope for good weather, and hang out for the events.

(Photo credit: Carnegie Center’s web site)