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The December 3 Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series has been postponed due to recent international events and current news coverage demands. We are working with Steve Inskeep, NPR, and his publisher to reschedule this event after the first of the year.

For a full description of our Campus Expansion Project, and current video and photos of our progress, including a new "drone's eye view," click here!

Click here for regular updates on Collections access during the Campus Expansion

Due to campus expansion, the Ferguson Mansion is not open for tours. Research hours remain 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

We are Kentucky’s oldest privately supported historical society, founded in 1884.  We have been collecting and preserving Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region’s significant stories for over 130 years.

You can use our site to search for information on many of our collections, or visit to access our extensive archives and library holdings.



Campus Expansion
Online Catalog, Finding Aids, & Research Tools
Events & Programs
Filson Bourbon Academy
Podcasts & Telecasts

Research Questions - Email Contact - click here

Learn More About Purchasing a Panel to Support our Campus Expansion!

They make wonderful gifts!

Sample Engraved Wall Panels

Sample Engraved Wall Panels


View Artist Renderings of The Campus Expansion Now Under Construction: