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.
Kids Art Academy Tiny Tykes and Youth Repertory Troup will take the stage on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to present a production with a double feature of “A Tale of Two Plays: Goldilocks on Trial & The Little Mermaid Jr.” KAA is a youth program offered by (LCCC) Louisville Central Community Center that offers programs and services in support of children and families. Information
The USS LST Ship Memorial was docked over the weekend of September 3, 2021 at the Brandenburg, Kentucky river dock. A special trip to the region was scheduled in conjunction with a community celebration of freedom. Guests walked the decks of history on the only operational WWII Landing Ship Tank still afloat in US waters then were able to view WWII artifacts, music, and vintage car show. See link to images from the tour on Facebook
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.