The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 6, Number 4
Battle for the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy": The Vicksburg Campaign
The Filson Civil War Field Institute Seminar, Spring 2007
Join us in Vicksburg, Mississippi during
the last week of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage! We
will gather on April 12, 2007 for a reception and lecture at
the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg, the historic
structure that withstood the siege.
Four Generations Visit The Filson
One morning, at The Filson, a family came to
visit. This is not unusual but the story the family had to
tell was. Family descendents of Julia Tevis’, head
mistress of Science Hill Female Academy, from Nebraska and
Oklahoma came to visit her portrait and all had one thing in
common: their names were also Julia Tevis.
"Going Over the River": On the Making and Unmaking of Borders
Forgive me for starting on a personal
note but the fact is that preparing these remarks has made
me feel, well, old. The cause of this sudden
attack of antiquity at the not really so advanced age of 52
is my inability to forget my one and only other trip
to The Filson.
The Filson's Educational Programming: One-Act Dramas
As The Filson strives to share the
significant stories of our region, we continually work to
develop innovative methods of reaching the students of our
area. one of those ways is through our two one-act dramas, One Wore blue, One Wore Gray and The Great Journey.
Footlights and Curtain Calls: Theater Since the 1800's
“C The development of the arts is
indicative of a city's cultural advancement and economic
progress. Kentucky has a venerable theatre history,
spanning back to the performances in the temporary frontier
play houses of the late eighteenth century, and including
the present day masterpieces presented at Actors Theatre and
the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
The Filson Civil War Field Institute: Kentucky Ho!
The Confederate Invasion of Kentucky: August to October 1862
Like the Confederate soldiers in 1862,
the regiment of The Filson Civil War Field Institute invaded
Lexington to establish our base of operations. With
many reenlisting as well as several new recruits, the third
journey filled two buses for a tour of sites throughout
Kentucky that related to the Fall 1862 invasion.
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Photographs for Sale
A member of one of Louisville’s most
prominent families, Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston
(1858-1946), compiled a photographic collection that
showcased his interest in family, history and traveling, as
well as his love of Louisville and Kentucky. His photographs
spanned the years from 1882 to 1942.
This summer, The Filson provided hands on
archival experience for two Boehl Summer Interns. Brandon
Winford from North Carolina Central University and Kelly
Williams from the University of Louisville each spent two months
in the Special Collections Department learning about cataloging
archival and manuscript material and experiencing first hand how
a historical society’s special collections department
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