Arts Around Kentuckiana

Arts Around Kentuckiana

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A monument to a Civil War battle fought right here in Kentuckiana has a new home, and there might be a good chance for a good old-fashioned concert in the park in your future. It's all part of this weekend's Arts Around Kentuckiana.

The Bloedner Monument has been placed at the front entrance of the Frazier International History Museum.

The monument was built in early 1862 after a small battle near Munfordville. A Hoosier soldier carved it to remember 13 fellow soldiers killed in battle.

It spent over a century at the Cave Hill Cemetery before the weather wore it down so badly it needed to be restored.

You can now see it at the Frazier International History Museum, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Sundays, when it opens at noon.

Across the river in New Albany, it's the final weekend for Landmarks Through the Viewfinder, an art show featuring snapshots of several landmarks across southern Indiana. It includes classics like Polly's Freeze in Georgetown and the Big Four Bridge on the Ohio.

You can see the show for free until Aug. 31 at the Carnegie Center on Spring Street in New Albany.

It's open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

If you want to spend some time outside, head to Warder Park in downtown Jeffersonville Friday evening the RiverCities Concert Band. They start playing 7:30 at the park located at the corner of Spring Street and Court Avenue.

Another quick note: if you've got a musician in the house, check out the Louisville Youth Orchestra: they're auditioning starting next week, so there's still time to practice.

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