Louisville Tourism unveils new programming this spring that celebrates the impact of the African American contribution to the city’s history, heritage and culture.
With the Unfiltered Truth Collection, visitors journey back in time to learn more about the stories of the extraordinary people that built Louisville as we know it today. Seven local attractions share perspectives and histories. Two of the tours honoring Black heritage in Louisville are available now with more to come in the spring.
Meet Louisville native and renowned bartender Tom Bullock, the first Black American to write and publish a cocktail book in 1917, at the secret Speakeasy at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. The 45-minute presentation also includes tasting premium whiskeys.
“Songbird of the South” is the first in The Soul of Walnut Street Experience Series at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. It tells the story of R&B singer Mary Ann Fisher, from her childhood to the stage at Carnegie Hall. The Frazier History Museum is developing an immersive cultural experience that navigates the unheard story of African Americans who made bourbon. “From Enslaved to Empowered” takes visitors on a journey from World War II to today. Two experiences exploring the impact of African Americans on horse racing will be offered at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
With indoor dining finally (mostly) reopened in Philadelphia, my mom, sister and I were able to enjoy a day roaming around the city, eager for a warm place to enjoy a late lunch after a cold day out and about. For anyone who recently enjoyed the creativity and ingenuity of the city’s outdoor winter dining, an indoor space with heat, cozy furniture and rich wood walls is a much-appreciated semblance of normalcy.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Theme parks are a great way to escape reality as most offer different worlds in each section. Guests can explore different worlds, from their favorite TV show and movie franchises to much-loved video games. Mario and friends have been beloved video-game favorites for decades, and they finally get their own section of Universal Studios Japan.
Although FaceTime, Zoom and other forms of virtual communication have helped during these difficult times, sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough. Let your friends and family know you are thinking of them by sending something personal, so they will have a piece of you with them.