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The Filson Historical Society will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Welcome to The Filson Historical Society!

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

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We 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.



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


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