New Albany Renewal

New Albany Renewal is intended to serve as a repository for ideas relevant to preserving and restoring historic buildings, cleaning up neighboorhoods, revitalizing downtown, and improving the quality of life in New Albany, Indiana.

Location: New Albany, Indiana

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Museum Suggestion

A suggestion by a reader, Brandon Smith:

Just thinking on the spot here, but I wonder if an Immigration museum, focusing on, but not limited to the massive influx of German and Irish settlors would have a big enough draw? That would certainly tie into regional history and be interesting to lots of folks in the Midwest. Outside of the German and Irish core, you could easily tie in African-Americans, Scandinavians, Latin Americans, etc. Could actually serve as a type of cultural center as well, if done right. In fact, part of the description of the City Flag ("Standard") reads:"white shield edged in gold, symbolic of the character and courage of the varied nationalities of our ancestors,"Just a random idea...

Munice has a cultural center, Minnstrsita. Take a look at the website:


Blogger edward parish said...

New Albany has played such an important part in the migration West for this wonderful country. I read Frontier Indiana by Andrew R.L.Cayton a few years back and learned so much about this area and how important New Albany actually was in the 19th Century. From the old Buffalo Trace to Fort Vincennes, this area helped shape the Northwest Territory.

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