Special Event Lecture “Street Names of Camp Taylor”

South Face of Building

“Street Names of Camp Zachary Taylor” April 26th at 4:00 pm

We are very excited about the next Lecture in our series of “Special Events” in conjunction with our current exhibit “Louisville and The Great War”. The third lecture will be held at Joe Creason Park on April 26th. It will take place inside of the Motor School Garage Building, which is the LAST remaining large structure that was built at Camp Zachary Taylor.

I will be giving a short history about the structure and will be showing some photographs of it that have never been seen by the public before. The Motor School at Camp Zachary Taylor comprised of several buildings for instruction in the repair of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. The large garage, which is 102′-6″ x 256′-0″ was the largest structure built, and was constructed with clear span trusses over 100′-0″ long. It was used as a garage to store those vehicles. This will be the first time that it will be open to the public for an event like this. The photo is the Motor School Garage as it looked in 1974.

The Lecture will be “Street Names of Camp Zachary Taylor”. I will be showing maps and photographs of the camp before and during the war while talking about the original roads that were there before the camp was built. Also about the new roads that were constructed in the camp, and the people who there were named after. You will never know what you will discover when you take an in depth look back into our local history. Some of it is fascinating.

Tickets are $5 can be purchased in advance at the Conrad Caldwell House or at the door.

Classic Movie Screening – “The Big Parade”

YMCA - The Big Parades

This Classic Silent Film from 1925 will be our third installment in our Special Movie Screening Event. It will be shown at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Court, Louisville Ky on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell.[1][2][3] Adapted by Harry Behn from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel Plumes by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army’s Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.
The film was groundbreaking for not glorifying the war or ignoring its human costs, exemplified by the lead character’s loss of a leg from battle wounds. It heavily influenced all subsequent war films, especially All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).*

*from Wikipedia