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Upcoming Events at The Filson:

Blues Night with the 10th Street Blues Band | Friday, February 24

The Kimberlins Go to War | Thursday, March 2

Dark Highway: Love, Murder, and Revenge in 1930s Kentucky | Monday, March 6

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. For more detailed research please visit The Filson to access our extensive archives and library holdings.


Research Questions - Email Contact - click here


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