Upcoming Programs

2018 – 2019 Programs

Annual Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at noon, Bristol Bar and Grill in downtown Louisville (614 West Main Street)

We hope you will be able to join other members of the Association for our final program of this academic year, our annual Awards Luncheon at the Bristol Bar and Grill in downtown Louisville (614 West Main Street).  You’ll have the chance to meet three outstanding college students—our award winners from Bellarmine, IU Southeast, and the University of Louisville–and network with other members of the Association.  We are honored that our luncheon speaker will be Dr. Fred Lawrence, Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Lawrence is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center, and has previously served as President of Brandeis University, Dean of the George Washington University Law School, and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.  His topic will be of interest to all of us and is titled, “Phi Beta Kappa’s Mission in the 21st Century.”

The cost of the luncheon is $20.00.  Please make your reservations using the form below We would appreciate having your reservations by Friday, May 3.



Taste of History with Phi Beta Kappa

Old Forester Distilling Co.

Old Forester Distilling Co. is located at 119 West Main St in Louisville, Kentucky.

After the tour, PBK will host a happy hour at 6PM at the Corner located on the ground floor of Aloft Louisville Downtown, which is located at 102 West Main Street (corner of Main and First Streets). ** Open to all PBK members / not required to attend distillery tour. **

Time: Friday, September 7,2018  4:45

Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana, Inc. will host a meet and greet for local Phi Beta Kappa members at the Old Forester Distillery Co. There will be a 60-minute guided immersion through the Old Forester Distillery that explains the history of the hometown bourbon of bourbon’s hometown, distilling, bottling process, and much more. At the end of the tour, guests of legal drinking age (21+) can taste Old Forester’s award-winning craft bourbon for themselves in the Old Forester Tasting Room.

Please note that the Old Forester Distillery is a fully functioning distillery operation.

Registration for this event ends at 1PM on Thursday, September 6th.  To register for this event (event password = PBKBourbon) go to:



Information about parking is available at:


John Hale Program at the Louisville Free Public Library

October 25, 2018 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 Your Street.

Please call 502-574-1623 to reserve your seat.

Dr. John Hale is the Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville and an archaeologist with more than 30 years of fieldwork experience. He has excavated at a Romano-British town in Lincolnshire, England, and at the Roman Villa of Torre de Palma in Portugal. He has carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famous Delphic oracle, and participated in an undersea search in Greek waters for lost fleets from the time of the Persian Wars.  He has been profiled by National Public Radio and The New York Times and has been featured in documentaries on the Discovery and History channels. Professor Hale has received many awards for distinguished teaching, including the Panhellenic Teacher of the Year Award and the Delphi Center Award. He is the author of Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy.

The title of Professor Hale’s presentation is “Time Machine at Antikythera.” He will explain how the world’s oldest analog computer was discovered on an ancient Greek shipwreck.