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Evening Workshops / Hands-On
St. Matthews/Eline Public Library
3940 Grandview Avenue, Second Floor

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 7:00-9:00 p.m.
An EXCEL-lent Resource, Using a Spreadsheet to Organize and Analyze Genealogical Data
presented by Debra Renard

Bring your notebook/laptop or just show up with paper and pen/pencil.
Tell your friends about these workshops. These will be especially convenient to persons who work. Everyone welcome!


Check back for 2015 workshops.

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History of the Belle of Louisville presented by Charles E. "Chuck" Parrish

Mr. Parrish will speak about the History of the Belle of Louisville following the showing of the DVD, "The Legendary Lady: The Story of the Belle of Louisville." This meeting will follow close on the heels of the celebration of the Belle's 100th birthday, which will occur on October 15-19, 2014. 

 Charles E. “Chuck” Parrish, a native Louisvillian, graduated from the University of Louisville with BA in history (1964) and did graduate work at UL in history. After 30 years of service, he retired January 2004 as Historian of the Louisville District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers where he was involved in many projects related to the Ohio River. He was re-hired by the Corps 2006-2008 for special river projects.

Previous employment includes the Kentucky Heritage Commission, the Filson Historical Society, and Louisville/Jefferson County Planning Commission. His entire career has been in the field of historic preservation, historical agency management, and documentation of America’s maritime history.

While active in numerous historical organizations such as the Louisville Historical League and Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial Committee, he has also been active in numerous projects, he has authored numerous articles on history of navigation development in the Ohio Valley. He has collaborated on many publications dealing with river subjects by other authors and has served as proof-reader/editor for several river-related publications. For 20 years Mr. Parrish narrated tours on riverboats in the Louisville area, including the Belle of Louisville, River Queen, Bonnie Belle, and Star of Louisville and was a guest lecturer on the Delta Queen, American Queen, and the Chattanooga Star.

Since retirement, he has been a consultant/writer/speaker on river-related history and preservation projects at numerous river venues and a guest lecturer at Bellarmine University, Louisville. He is also working as a consultant to Hanover College in Indiana and their Rivers Institute on matters of river history. He served as Chair of the Steamboat Bicentennial Committee and coordinated production of a DVD on 200 Years of Steamboating, publication of a book of essays on the same subject and giving many presentations on the history if steamboating.

Mr. Parrish is married with 2 sons, 4 granddaughters, and 1 grandson.

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THE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 28, 2014 was the final workshop for 2014. When information for 2015 is available, it will be posted on this site.

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All regular meetings are at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the corner of Linn Station Road and Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol are not permitted on the premises.

Visitors are always welcome!