On the 75th anniversary of "Black Sunday," Rick Bell will recall the Great Flood of 1937 and discuss the city of Louisville's challenging relationship with the Ohio River throughout history.
In a richly-illustrated presentation, Bill will explore the evolution of Louisville's active wharf area from the city's founding through the creation of it's award-winning Waterfront Park. Rare photographs will highlight Louisville's response to the Great Flood, America's "greatest natural disaster in the twentieth century."
"The Great Flood of 1937 and Louisville's Waterfront Park: A Riverfront Renaissance," both featured in this presentation will be available for purchase prior to and following the event.
Rick Bell is a historian, specializing in the steamboating industry and culture along both banks of the Ohio River during the peak of the steamboat era. He is the executive director of U.S. Marine Hospital Foundation in Louisville and leads walking tours of the Louisville Waterfront.
- Filson Historical Society
- 1310 South Third St, Louisville, KY 40208
- Tuesday 24th, January 2012
- 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM