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New Albany celebrates Bicentennial with Governor's Ball

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- New Albany's Living History Committee will host their fifth event in a year-long Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of New Albany in 1813.

The Governor's Ball will be held Saturday, November 9th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 809 E. Main Street from 7pm - 10pm.

The Governor's Ball refers to Indiana's first Governor, Jonathan Jennings who lived in Charlestown.

It is believed that as he made his way from Charlestown to Corydon for his inauguration, he stopped in New Albany where the citizens hosted a ball in his honor.

He was Governor from November 7, 1816-September 12, 1822.

The reenactment of the Governor's Ball will include live music and dances called by Tom & Toni Tumbusch of Cincinnati, OH.

Attire from all time periods welcome as well as formal attire.

Tickets are $20 per person by calling Patty Hughes at 812-945-7601.

Master Card, Visa and Discover accepted.

Snacks and beverages will be available during the evening.

A free dance practice session will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on the day of the ball.

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