When the Romans Came to Louisville: The Formation of the Speed Museum’s Roman Collection

Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville 2215 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY, United States

In November 1911 prominent Louisvillian Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston embarked on a motor trip through Europe with his brother, sister-in-law and family friend. When they reached Rome, he solicited the services of an Italian travel agent who escorted him to the Church of Santa Teresa d’Avila where antiquities had been unearthed some years before.  When the […]