The multi-year preservation project for the historic Pilcher Pipe Organ began. A matching grant from the Wyncote Foundation, as well as other generous contributions, make the work possible. Additional donations continue to be accepted for the mission to ensure future generations have an opportunity to hear the magnificent sounds of the unique instrument. PDF of Press Release
Give for Good Day annual campaign starts Friday, September 17, 2021 as presented by Louisville Community Foundation. Visit: Give For Good Louisville to support Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation to continue preservation of the community’s only public auditorium and WWI War Memorial.
August 2021: Auditorium leadership made a request to Louisville METRO Council to fund upgrades for the historic public auditorium, which has not had any improvements since 1954. Help with the campaign by contacting your elected district council representative and ask to support the project which will impact the entire community. Youtube Video
Annual fundraising campaign kicks off with presenting a request to the Louisville METRO Council budget committee handling fund distribution from the (ARP) American Rescue Plan. The focus is to invest in the community's only public auditorium and WWI War Memorial honoring veterans from Jefferson County and Louisville communities. The auditorium has not received any major upgrades since the 1954 renovation. Such an investment would preserve the historic multi-purpose facility for future generations. Youtube Video
Premiering our quarterly NEWSLETTER devoted to the preservation of the Louisville Memorial Auditorium. Feedback welcome!
Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. was created as a fundraising non-profit organization focusing to preserve the facility, add modern heat and air systems, update the seating, lighting & sound systems and plaster repairs, while supporting the ongoing preservation of the Pilcher Pipe Organ and historic flag collection.
The Wyncote Foundation awarded a $75,000 matching grant to the Foundation for further restoration of the World’s Largest Pilcher Pipe Organ. The William H. Bauer Foundation is donating an additional $33,000 to support the project.
Grant applications and fundraising efforts are planned to preserve the historic flag collection from World Wars I and II. Improving the ventilation of the flag cases will be a priority. Last year the cases were cleaned and more energy efficient lighting was installed.
Placards were produced from research into the origins of the flags. For years, guests and visitors admired the collection; however, their interesting history was never understood.
Additional plans include further research of the flag room where the original 20' tall mahogany cases once proudly displayed the massive collection. Unfortunately, past roof issues caused damage to the room and contents, consisting of historical documents, book, photos and other artifacts.