125th Annual Congress
27 June – 1 July 2015
Louisville - George Rogers Clark Story
Enjoy Bourbon and Horse Country!
The Kentucky Society welcomes you to the home of Bourbon, Horses and George Rogers Clark
as we celebrate the Annual Congress in our Headquarters Town!
Welcome to Louisville
Although many of us have been traveling to Leadership in Louisville over the years there is a lot of history that we miss when we visit. Louisville is named for King Louis XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War. Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778. While its initial growth was slow, the advent of the steamboat in the early 1800s sparked booming industrial development, and by 1830 Louisville had secured its place as the largest city in Kentucky. Today it is the home of the Kentucky Derby and the surrounding area is full of historical sites and the famed horse farms of the Kentucky Bluegrass State. So come on to Louisville and take some time to learn about the city that is the host of our national headquarters.
Downtown and Historic West Main
Old and new combine in exciting ways in Louisville's downtown offering something for everyone from long-established attractions to more recent additions such as the Muhammad Ali Center. Quickly becoming known as "Museum Row," downtown's West Main Street is home to seven museums all in a six-block historic neighborhood, located a block south of the Ohio River. You'll be pleasantly surprised to find Louisville's Museum Row is housed in America's second largest collection of cast-iron facades. (Just put a magnet against the cast iron facades)
There are many different types of little boutique shops within the area around 4th Street and along Main street for your exploration and many are within a short walk of the hotels. If the ladies wish to go to the new shopping outlet mall called "Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass" is nearby.
For a list of stores go to the following web page: http://www.theoutletshoppesofthebluegrass.com/directory-map
Within the Galt there are six restaurants to serve you. They include ones for fast pickup and go food all the way to the upscale Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. If you want to get out of the hotel, just cruise up 4th Street to find many different types of restaurants to fit your epicurean needs.
Courtesy of the Louisville, KY Convention & Visitor's Bureau Visit Louisville info: http://www.gotolouisville.com