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Louisville Industrial Tour April 16

Public is invited to explore Louisville’s industrial heritage

Louisville, KY – The public is invited to join the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, for a driving tour of the most significant industrial sites in Louisville. The four-hour tour, which will visit over twenty sites, focuses on how industrialization in the nineteenth century transformed Louisville and how that industrial landscape is changing in the twenty-first century.

Tour participants will leave on a bus from APH, whose own building dates from 1883, promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Tickets for this special tour cost $25 each. The deadline for reservations is April 8, seating is limited, and the bus is expected to fill early. Program is best for older children and adults.

Buildings along the tour include architectural wonders such as the Bernheim Distillery Bottling Plant, 822 South 15th, Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company, 2601 S. Third, and Sneed Manufacturing Building, 817 W. Market.

For more information and to order tickets call (502) 899-2213, or send e-mail to

About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

APH’s award-winning museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors can write in braille, see the first book embossed for blind readers, play a computer game designed for students who are blind, and much more. More information at or call (502) 895-2405, ext. 365, weekdays.

About APH

The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.

APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible web site ( features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics. The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to