Our Shared History, Culbertson Mansion: It's Families and Times; and a powerpoint of Victorian Christmas Cards from The Filson's Collection
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)
New Albany, IN
Join us for a program on one of southern Indiana’s great mansions. The Culbertson Mansion is a grand Victorian home built in 1867 by William S. Culbertson. Multimillionaire Culbertson built this French Second-Empire style, 20,000 square foot, 25 room, mansion for $120,000 and is the crown jewel of New Albany’s Mansion Row. The State of Indiana purchased the mansion in 1976, and along with the Friends of the Culbertson Mansion, has been working for three decades to restore the house to its former glory.
Jessica Stavros is the Program Developer for the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site. She earned an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Louisville and a graduate degree in Business Communication from Spalding University.
Adding a touch of history and Christmas, Jana Meyer will present a power point of Victorian Christmas cards from The Filson’s collections. These cards were selected to reflect the style of the Culbertson Mansion and this family’s historical era. Jana Meyer is the Reference Librarian at The Filson. Her graduate degree in history is from University of Louisville, and her Masters of Library Science degree is from University of Kentucky.
This program is free but there is a charge for the tour - $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and over, and $2 for children.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.