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Councilman Henderson and Riverside take a walk through Louisville’s First Century

Tuesday June 10, 2008

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

If you could step into a time machine, would you like to see George Rodgers Clark leading settlers to a place on the Ohio River that would become the city of Louisville? Or how about experiencing what life was like near the end of the Civil War in Jefferson County?

Such a time machine has not been invented but “100 Years on the Ohio” will serve the same purpose on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th at Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing.

“If you are a lover of history, or interested in how Louisville developed in American history you will love this event,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14. “I want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this history lesson.”

“100 Years on the Ohio” will present a living chronology of re-enactments representing Louisville’s history from 1765 to 1865. The focal point of the event will be displays of clothing, tools, food and crafts. There will also be tours of the historic Farnsley-Moreman House as well as military parades and displays.

“Riverside is working with the Falls Landing Foundation, Inc. to present something educational for the people of Metro Louisville and the surrounding community,” says Henderson. “This is an event for the whole family.”

The event is underway from 10:00am to 5:00pm on both days. The Farnsley Moremen House is located at 7410 Moremen Road in Louisville.

Admission to the event is $6 adults, $5 seniors and $3 children ages 6 through 12. There is a family rate of $15 for two adults and up to three children.

To learn more about “100 Years on the Ohio, call 502-935-6809 or go on line to www.riverside-landing.org

Sponsor:
Bob Henderson (D) 14