The Farnsley-Kaufman House and the family cemetery are located on the campus of the Farnsley Middle School at the corner of Cane Run Road and Lees Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. The campus location, coupled with a dedicated board that includes educators and many life-long residents of southwest Jefferson County, creates positive synergy and opportunities to offer unique educational programs for youth and adults.
In the past, our programs, events, and community engagements have included ways to enrich the learning and social experience of youth and adults and to follow our vision which infuses education, history, and historic preservation. These initiatives have included archeological digs, photography and essay contests, playwriting, mental/physical wellness, music performance, and community service. We have also worked in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Master of Historic Preservation program and the University of Louisville to engage faculty, staff, and graduate students in consulting, research, training, and support.
Our vision, which “aspires to enhance education, ignite the imagination, instill pride, and preserve heritage”, drives our program design and engagements. We are currently in the quiet phase of a capital and programming campaign to raise funds to restore the exterior and interior of the House, the outbuildings, and landscaping and to engage vocational education students in this skilled preservation and restorative work. Our goal is to partner with JCPS Academies of Louisville and local contractors to offer hands-on training in construction, culinary, masonry, plumbing, technical, and other trades. We invite you to join us in this effort and support us with your time, financial support, and ideas.