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Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Thursday, June 29, 2017: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   29/06/2017 18:00:00 29/06/2017 19:00:00 America/Anguilla Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Thursday, June 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author Kevin Gibson will talk about Louisville's quirky history in a lecture about his latest book. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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Where would you find the remains of a sainted Roman centurion on public display? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connect two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Louisville. Or even a gorgeous, nearly century-old prayer grotto hidden in plain sight? That would be Louisville as well. From a haunted cave to a serene, river-island escape, Louisville has its share of secrets and oddities. Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is a book that answers questions you didn’t even realize you had about the city that stands proudly along the Ohio River. A tree cursed by witches? It’s here. A tattoo history museum? That’s Louisville, too. You get the picture: Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky’s largest city, covering the strange, the surprising, and sometimes the silly locales, history, and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the “Happy Birthday” song, Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn’t even know you needed. Kevin Gibson is a Louisville, Kentucky-based author who writes about everything from food to beer to the great city he calls home. In his twenty-five plus years as a professional writer, he has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. His books include 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die and Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft, among others.
Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

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