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Welcome to The Filson Historical Society!

w_logo_130thWe are Kentucky’s oldest privately supported Historical Society, founded in 1884. We’ve been collecting and preserving Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region’s significant stories for 130 years.

You can search many of our collections, or visit to access our extensive archives and museum artifacts.

Join us Derby Week for a Kentucky Bourbon Experience at 21c Museum Hotel!

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