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July 11, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For July 11

CHARLESTOWN

Historical society to meet

Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Rd., Charlestown.

The speaker will be Anne Bader, archaeologist and founder of Corn Island Archaeology LLC. In 2002, she formed the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society. In 2004, Anne was awarded the Indiana Archaeology Award. She occasionally serves as adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community College in Louisville where she teaches courses in archaeology and New World civilization. 

In December 2011, in anticipation of planned development, archaeological investigations were done within Colston Park (also known as Colston Memorial Park), a city park located in Jeffersonville. As a result, the boundaries of the old Jeffersonville City Cemetery were delineated. In addition, a historic dump site was found with copious amounts of historic materials. These sites possess significant data that would enhance our understanding of the history of the area, and are considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Properties.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-256-5777 or 812-294-4080.

 

NEW ALBANY

Family Fun Workshop July 13

Celebrate summer at the Saturday, July 13, Carnegie Center Family Fun Workshop with simple and fun pie-plate noisemakers. 

Each attendee will make a noisemaker using an aluminum pie plate, popsicle sticks, stickers, glitter glue, ribbon, jingle bells, dried beans, rice and tape. Adults need to bring an aluminum pie plate for each child.  

This drop-in workshop is free and open to the first 60 participants, suggested ages 2 to 12. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, to register or for more information at 812-944-7336.

 

Learn more about War of 1812

The Filson Historical Society will present the program “Half Horse — Half Alligator: Kentuckians in the War of 1812,” as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Carnegie Center for Arts and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany. The speaker will be Jim Holmberg.  

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