WEDNESDAY, July 21
Registration 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TOUR A — It’s All in the History 9 a.m. to Noon
This 3-hour tour will showcase outstanding attractions and architecture of Louisville. The tour begins with a short video featuring the sights and sounds of Kentucky. The driving tour includes a look at the downtown area including the Humana building, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Aegon Center, and the Ohio River. We also will drive by the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, The Olmsted Parks, Union Station and the cast iron facades on Main Street. Cost is $35 per person.
TOUR B — Hubers Winery and Family Farm (includes dinner) 2:30 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside of southern Indiana as you travel north of the Ohio River, just beyond a cluster of hills called the “Knobs,” to Huber’s Orchard and Winery. The tour includes a visit to the winery to see their wine-making tradition, a sample of their wines* and a souvenir glass. Just down the road at Joe Huber’s Family Farm, every visitor will receive a warm welcome and delicious home-cooked meal. There will be time to browse the craft shop, tour the gardens or shop at the fruit stand. *Must be 21 and have a picture ID to sample wines. Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner.
(Please note: This tour includes a visit to a wine cellar. The winery does not have an elevator and stairs are required. Those guests using wheelchairs or those who cannot use stairs will have a place to wait during this portion of the tour.)
THURSDAY, July 22
Registration 8 a.m.
TOUR C — Fort Knox (includes lunch)
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Southern lunch buffet at Doe Run Inn and a walk through the grounds. Fort Knox, the Home of Armor, has served as a U.S. Army Military reservation since 1918, and a training center since 1940. The Patton Museum highlights the history of the U.S. Army Cavalry and armored forces. Museum exhibits and displays depict the history of Fort Knox, development of cavalry and armored weapons, plus equipment and uniforms from the Revolutionary War to the present. In the Patton Gallery, exhibits include numerous personal and military items of General George S. Patton. Cost is $65 and includes lunch.
FRIDAY, July 23
Registration Opens after Memorial Service
Memorial Service 8:30 a.m.
TOUR D — Historic Bardstown (includes lunch) 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The excursion to Historic Bardstown takes you over the rolling hills of bluegrass into the heart of Kentucky’s early settlements. Enter the grounds of Star Hill Farms, home of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Visit the Still House, the heart of Maker’s Mark, where guests can actually see the whiskey being made by hand every step of the way. A stop at the Barrel Warehouse shows where the barrels are stored after they are filled. And visit the Quart House, believed to be America’s oldest remaining “retail whiskey store.” We will enjoy lunch at the Kurtz Restaurant, one of Bardstown’s restaurants known for their hospitality and good southern recipes. Along the way we’ll visit Kentucky’s best-known plantation, My Old Kentucky Home at Federal Hill. Immortalized in song by Stephen Foster, My Old Kentucky Home portrays an image of the South’s gentle and leisurely home life before the Civil War. Guides in period costumes escort guests through Federal Hill, a stately Georgian Colonial mansion replicating the antebellum world. Cost is $70 per person and includes lunch.
(Please note: My Old Kentucky Home is not wheelchair accessible.)
Board meeting 1 p.m.
Friday Night R&R 7 p.m.
This evening, join your friends for entertainment and fellowship. Light snacks and cash bars will be provided.
SATURDAY, July 24
Banquet Ticket Exchange 8:30 a.m.
Ladies’ Program 9 a.m.
Business Meeting (for all veteran members of the 99th Infantry Division Association) 9 a.m.
TOUR E — Bridles and Boats1 1 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest operating steamboat in the nation. Afterward, we will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, featuring exciting exhibits dedicated to the 128-year history of the “greatest two minutes in sports.” A walking tour of legendary Churchill Downs includes the historic Grandstand and Paddock area, weather permitting. The tour continues with a drive along 3rd Street and St. James Court to see the beautiful Victorian homes. Cost is $75 per person. Lunch is not included in this tour, but there are concessions available aboard the Belle of Louisville. All guests must have a photo ID to board the vessel.
New Board Meeting 1 p.m.
Reception 6 p.m.
Banquet 7 p.m.
Menu for the banquet includes a salad of young spinach, dried cranberries, raspberry vinaigrette, roasted pears, toasted pecans and blue cheese crumbles, a grilled chicken breast with rosemary garlic sauce with wild mushroom ragout with truffle Yukon mashed potatoes and asparagus, rolls and butter, chocolate lava cake with fresh fruit coulis, coffee and tea. A short program will follow. Then, back by popular demand, the Patt Holt Singers will again perform their USO-style show that was featured at the banquet last year in St. Louis.
See Registration Area for hours and locations of the war Room and Hospitality Room.
Cut-off date for special hotel rate and early registration fee: June 2