New Albany locals can get the best in musical concerts and theatre performances at the Paul W. Ogle Community and Cultural Center. The center is named for Paul Ogle, a native of Indiana who dedicated part of his fortune to enriching the community of New Albany and helping build the center. With a little help from Indiana University Southeast, the center was opened in 1996, with an inaugural show by the St. Louis Orchestra. The center has four indoor theaters in addition to its amphitheater, not to mention an art gallery where local artists can display their works.
New Albany's Historic
New Albany's history shines through in its large collection of historic buildings, with five separate sections of town designated as historic districts. These districts are maintained by the New Albany Historic Preservation Committee, a group dedicated to preserving the architectural bounty of the town. The committee also helps put together tours of the historic districts, helping show visitors and locals alike what New Albany has to offer. The downtown historic district is especially popular, with a large number of historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. The Sapinsky Block is a great example in the Renaissance Revival style.