Classmates and Friends,
are pleased to invite you to the Class of 1961 Louisville, KY Mini reunion on
September 20-23, 2018. We hope you will find our program to be interesting
and the special social events a wonderful way to renew our connections.
Please plan to join us.
enclosed agenda has been designed to give you a broad understanding and
appreciation for this city on the Ohio River and its rich history. It was a
city critical to the Union during the Civil War and was a vital center of
commerce throughout the 19th century. However, the city faced many struggles
after the Second World War and seemed doomed to mediocrity.
in the 1980s did the city reemerge with such things as the formation of the
Humana Corporation, co-founded by David Jones (Y ’60 LLB) and the
establishment of the UPS flight operations center in Louisville. Louisville is
now a center for the health services industry and for nearly 200 enterprises
taking advantage of the international freight operations of UPS.
and tours have been arranged to give you exposure to this "northern-most
southern city.” From the centrally located headquarters hotel, the historic
Seelbach Hilton, you will be steps away from many of the sights of downtown
Louisville. You will tour historic Main Street, many of whose buildings date
back to the mid-19th century. You will see Old Louisville, a National
Landmark Neighborhood with its array of 1890s Victorian mansions, one of the
largest such communities in the country. You will be treated to a behind the
scenes tour of Churchill Downs and even see a race or two.
will have the chance to visit the internationally acclaimed Yew Dell Gardens
with its displays of horticultural wonders. You will also have a chance to
take a private tour of the Speed Art Museum with its impressive permanent
collections along with its current exhibit, "Picasso to Pollock.”
visit to Louisville would not be complete without exposure to some to its
unique cuisine. This food will be served in several memorable venues such as
the historic Rathkeller Room (where Al Capone once hung out), the Pendennis
Club (one of Louisville’s grand old private clubs), the Proof restaurant at
the 21C Hotel and the wonderful River Valley Club along the Ohio River.
highlight of the mini-reunion will be a possible midnight tour of the UPS
Flight Operations Center at Louisville International Airport, a tour that is
highly sought and rarely given. This tour will be strictly limited to 20
people so we encourage you to register early so you can be part of this
an add-on to the mini-reunion, on Sunday, September 23, a tour will be
offered to Columbus, Indiana to see the town that has been hailed as a center
of mid-century modern architecture. The highlight of the tour will be a
private tour of the J. Irwin Miller House and Gardens designed by Eero
Saarinen. The grounds were designed by Dan Kiley and the interiors by
Alexander Girard. For 60 years the house was the private residence of J.
Irwin Miller (Y’31), former CEO of Cummins Engine, former Yale Trustee and
Yale Medal Winner, and only recently has been open to the public. Due to
space constraints, this tour will be limited to the first 26 registrants.
Registration: Mini-Reunion registration will be
strictly limited to the first 80
registrants. We urge you to register early and well before
the August 21 deadline.
cost of the Yale Class of ’61 Louisville Mini-Reunion will be $595 per
person. This fee includes all meals except lunch on Saturday. The cost of the
optional day’s trip to Columbus, Indiana will be $100 per person.
Click here to register or go to https://tinyurl.com/KY1961.
limited number of rooms have been reserved (only through August 21) at the Seelbach
Hilton Hotel, one of Louisville’s fine old hotels with a rich history. We
encourage you to book your room(s) early. Once our room block is full, all
subsequent reservations will be booked, if available, at the prevailing
nightly rate which we anticipate to be much higher than our block rate.
our reunion all provided ground transportation will begin and return to the
are the specifics on the hotel: The Seelbach Hilton Hotel | 500
S. 4th Street |Louisville, KY 40202
King or two beds: $185/night (plus taxes)
make reservations: (800) 333-3399; Ask for "Yale Class of 1961
deadline August 21)
Dress: Casual/comfortable dress is
appropriate for all daytime activities. Dinners on Friday and Saturday nights
will require jackets and ties for men and dinner attire for women.
Travel: Louisville International Airport
(SDF) is 20 minutes away from the hotel. Indianapolis International Airport
(IND) and Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) are each approximately a two
hour drive from Louisville.
those flying into Louisville International Airport and staying at the
Seelbach Hilton, the hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the
Louisville airport. You should contact the hotel directly for more
information on this.
those driving to the event and staying at the Seelbach Hilton, valet parking
is available for $27/night and self-park is available for $18-$23/night.
urge you to arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, September 20 so that you can
join in the buffet dinner at the historic Rathskeller Room that evening.
you plan to take the extra day’s trip to the Columbus, IN, we urge you to
book flights that take into account that this tour ends at the Seelbach
Hilton at 4:30 PM on Sunday, September 23.
this mini-reunion is limited to 80 attendees so make sure to register as soon
as possible. As long as space remains, registration will be possible through
August 21, 2018.
are looking forward to seeing you in Louisville!
& Marti Kuehn, Reunion Co-Chairs