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Sally Newkirk(2012-2015)
Director
Carnegie Center for Art & History

Sally Newkirk is a native of New Albany who graduated from Floyd Central High School and attended IU Southeast as an adult student. She has served as the Director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany since 1988.

The most personally and professionally rewarding projects Sally has worked on during her tenure are those that have interpreted New Albany’s often-overlooked African American history and heritage. Beginning with the 1995 exhibit titled, VOICES, to the permanent exhibit, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad which opened in 2006 and the newest exhibit titled, Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols, Newkirk has had the honor of working with a dedicated group of strong and talented women to bring these stories to life.

In 1996 Sally received the Indiana Council for the Social Studies “Citizen’s Award” for her work on the VOICES exhibit which traveled the state through the Indiana Humanities Council before being permanently installed at Division Street School. In 2007 her role in preserving and interpreting local African-American history was recognized by IU Southeast with the “Community Contribution to Education” Award; and by the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation Office of Equity and Diversity with presentation of the first annual, “Anna Katherine Hickerson Award of Appreciation.”

Sally is a member of the New Albany Rotary Club, Chairperson of the One Southern Indiana Foundation, and board member of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council, a business network of Greater Louisville, Inc. In 2012 Sally was honored to be inducted into the Floyd Central High School Hall of Fame.

Sally and her husband, Michael, a retired high school English teacher currently teaching ESL, have three children and eleven grandchildren.

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