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July 12, 2013

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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. 

  More Kentuckians served and died in the War of 1812 than any other state. From the defeats and victories in the Old Northwest to the stunning victory at New Orleans, Kentuckians played an important role in what many call the “Second War for American Independence.”

Using letters, documents, portraits, prints, and artifacts from The Filson’s collection to illustrate his presentation, Holmberg will recount how Kentucky’s experience in the war is chronicled.

Participants can bring a lunch, drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required by calling 812-944-7336 or emailing dthomas@carnegiecenter.org

NAHS class of 1966 hosting fundraiser

NAHS Class of 1966 is holding a fundraiser, 5 to 9 p.m., July 18, at Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

  Tell your server you would like 10 percent of your food purchase to go to NAHS Class of ‘66. You don't have to be a graduate of NAHS to donate to the fund. If you are a 1966 graduate, come join us and see who you may know. A good turnout and a lot of fun is expected. Proceeds go to our 50th reunion.

Archbishop Lori to visit New Albany

Knights of Columbus and the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation are jointly hosting a reception in honor of New Albany native son, William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.

The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the K of C in New Albany,  809 E. Main St. 

Archbishop Lori is a native of New Albany and graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help grade school class of 1965. All are invited to this event.

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