Lunch & Learn: Riverside: The Unfolding Story
May 21, 2019 | Noon – 1 PM
From a scandalous double murder involving a prominent Kentucky family, to the story of a forgotten soldier, discover the rich history of one of Louisville’s historic gems,Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Leading this Lunch and Learn is Patti Linn, who has been the Site Manager since 1994. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Riverside as a Jefferson County/Metro Parks property and to celebrate, Linn has written a new book entitled, Riverside: The Unfolding Story: A 25th Anniversary Publication through Louisville’s Butler Books. Copies will be available to purchase after the talk.
When the restored Farnsley-Moremen House, built in 1837, opened to the public in 1993, the goal was to preserve one of the few remaining farm sites on the Ohio River in the Louisville area and share its story with the public. Throughout most of the 19th century, the site also boasted an active riverboat landing.
The historic house at Riverside is named for the two families, the Farnsley’s and the Moreman’s, with the longest histories of ownership. While historical and archaeological research over the years has added depth to the stories of the property owners, it has also provided important new insights into the lives of the people who were enslaved that lived and worked at Riverside. Over time, Riverside has strived to become a laboratory for the discovery of the rich fabric of this place and all of the people who lived here.
Lunch & Learn is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided. For more information or to register, click here.