The Carnegie Center is still open to the public-come see inspiring art and learn about local history. However, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to suspend programs and events that we organize. As a branch of the Floyd County Library, the Carnegie’s programming options will transition to digital format. We hope to still provide outstanding, informative, and engaging programs for our community. Check our webpage to see what exciting things are planned and what delivery platform will be used. We want to assure that the Library services you have come to value and treasure will still be available digitally even if in person is not possible.
The Lunch and Learn Program on March 17 has been cancelled. However, this program will be offered digitally live via facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/nacarnegie/videos/2786716948043014/
We will also send out a link to download the talk later next week. If you would like to request a DVD copy, please email Eileen Yanoviak, email@example.com or call 812-944-7336 to provide your name and address.
For more information, please contact:
The Floyd County Library
New Albany Central
Galena Digital Branch
Carnegie Center for Art and History
A Lunch and Learn panel discussion, Letty Walter and the BPW Hoosiers: More Than a Softball Team, will be held Tuesday, March 17 at The Carnegie Center for Art and History from noon-1:00 PM. This talk will discuss the BPW Hoosiers, a women’s softball team who were not only athletes, but societal trailblazers, and their importance in the Floyd County community.
Formed in the late 1950’s, the BPW Hoosiers took their name from their sponsors, the Floyd County chapter of the Business and Professional Women, who were enthusiastic supporters. Leading the team’s formation was Letty Walter, a local teacher who also worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department. Walter learned the sport of slow pitch softball, taught it to other women, and the BPW Hoosiers were formed shortly after. They soon found success on the field winning ten Louisville City titles in a row, among many other achievements.
This talk will also accompany the exhibition Boundary Breakers: Letty Walter and New Albany’s BPW Hoosiers Softball Team in the Sally Newkirk Gallery. There will be a reception for the exhibition immediately following this Lunch and Learn discussion.
The 2020 Lunch and Learn series is generously sponsored by Sara and Jamey Aebersold.