This Sun., May 22 is the opening reception for the Portland Museum’s “Adventure House of You,” Louisville’s first immersive, experimental children’s museum — aka AHOY. While the museum is far from being open, guests can see new design plans + concepts from 2-5 p.m., but before you set sail, let’s take a deep dive into the project slated to open in the fall of 2023.
When the Portland Museum acquired the Victorian property next door, it could’ve taken the safe route and expanded the museum to feature Portland’s maritime heritage through artifacts + photos, but that wouldn’t be “keeping Louisivlle weird” would it?
AHOY will be populated with locally found objects. | Photo by Portland Museum and Weber Group
AHOY will have both indoor and outdoor explorable spaces with nods to the geological and biological history of the area — think arrowheads, flood-covered building foundations + fossil beds. It’ll also feature the rich nautical culture of Portland, one Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods.
A life-sized boat will crash through the parlor room floor. | Photo by Portland Museum and Weber Group
And the museum won’t just be made for children, they’re on board to help generate ideas about what the installations should be and look like via a children’s committee composed of neighborhood kids.
At this point, you’re probably wondering what this immersive + experiential playhouse museum will be, so allow us to show you the ropes.
Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals | Sun., May 22 | 2-5 p.m. | Louisville Slugger Field | $25+ | Bring your pet to this fundraiser for shelter animals + shop vendors, see animal booths, and participate in paw-some activities. 🐕
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LDG Development, a major affordable housing developer in the 502, is at it again. This time the group is planning a new, 216-unit apartment complex — dubbed Altissima Place — in South Louisville at 9118 Manslick Rd. Eight, three-story buildings on the 10-acre property will house one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 🏗️ (Louisville Business First)
A new vegan soul food ghost restaurant is coming to the Beechmont neighborhood in June. Soul Hi Vegan will operate out of the StrEatery, a food hall in South Louisville. Patrons will be able to order Southern vegan comfort dishes for delivery or enjoy them in the food hall’s dining area. (Louisville Business First)
Ground has been broken on a $30 million Kroger store in Oldham County. The new 100,000-sqft grocery will be located at Commerce Parkway + Highway 393 — which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Louisville. It will also have a 20-pump gas station, The Little Clinic, and a Starbucks. 🛒 (WDRB)
A new Speedwash Car Wash is open at 6014 Bardstown Rd. near Fern Creek High School. The Kentucky-based car wash company has 10 locations across the commonwealth and to prove it’s the best around, Speedwash is giving away free car washes through Sun., May 29. 🧽
National Bike to Work Day is part of National Bike Month, which was created by the League of American Bicyclists to increase awareness about the health benefits of cycling.So, saddle up for your morning commute — you might even see City Editor Katie pedaling along Market Street on her way to Lodgic Everyday Community. 🚲
This Saturday is the 147th Preakness Stakes. This is the second race of the Triple Crown series + several Derby and Oaks horses are headed to the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD to compete. See the post positions for Epicenter, Secret Oath, Simplification, and Happy Jack. 🏇
Over 100 artists and local vendors are headed to Norton Commons this weekend for its annual Art Festival. The fest will take place on Sat., May 21 + Sun., May 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. We can’t wait to leave with these sleek black cups made by local artist Jessica Woolard.
Students at the Kentucky School for the Blind have begun digging up artifacts at the site of the school’s former segregated Black schoolhouse from the 1800s. This Sat., May 21 you can dig in too from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the KSB campus at 1867 Frankfort Ave. ⛏️ (WDRB)
The Louisville Zoo welcomed a baby zebra on Thurs., May 12. The 71-pound foal is the latest in the zoo’s mini baby boom — a baby harbor seal joined the crew earlier this month and a baby giraffe is expected soon. See the zebra baby and her mom on a stroll. 🦓
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