Filson Fridays are back for Summer 2016!

It’s baaaaaack! Filson Fridays are back on the calendar for 2016 and we can’t wait to share them with you! Join us at Oxmoor Farm every Friday at noon from July 8-August 12 for these exciting lectures: Friday, July 8 – 12:00 p.m. The Library at Oxmoor Farm, 720 Oxmoor Avenue, Louisville Louise Leland: Kentucky’s First Female Architect Johna L. […]

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Women’s History Events at The Filson!

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Filson is offering the following programming during the month of March: Tuesday, March 1 Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners, Katherine J. Black For two and a half years, Katherine J. Black crisscrossed Kentucky, interviewing home vegetable gardeners from a rich variety of backgrounds. Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners is the result, […]

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Is This Thing On? — #OralHistoryDay at FHS

In celebration of Kentucky’s inaugural #OralHistoryDay, FHS’s archivists gathered first thing this morning to discuss and devise a plan. First order of business? Define what an oral history is (and what it is not). A helpful resource Doing Oral History breaks it down like this The next step for the group was to determine, based on the above definition, which holdings of The Filson’s would constitute as oral history. We […]

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Young Faces in Old Spaces: Pioneering the Bicycle Ride Tour

When The Filson was approached by a community member about hosting a tour of older homes owned by younger people, the thought of a bicycle tour was intriguing. In order to accurately plan this tour, two Filson staff members set out to test the feasibility of participants biking from house to house.  Jamie Evans and Jordan Sangmeister used different types […]

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Summoning Spring: Transporting Ourselves to Warmer Weather through the Records of Anne Bruce Haldeman

[Transcription of the above] Notes: The garden has been designed to create a picture as well as to provide a place for cutting. The outer borders form a frame work of perennials, whereas the inner beds (after the tulip display) are intended for annuals, so planned as to give color and flowers for cutting throughout the season. Fill in spaces in […]

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I’ve always wanted to live on a farm. This may sound funny coming from someone who grew up in the city/suburbs, but yes, I’ve always wanted to live on a farm and I think I may be a country girl at heart. I enjoy yard work and being outside (as long as it’s warm). Realistically, I probably would not fare well […]

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The Filson Celebrates Riverboats and the Belle’s 100th

Steamer J M White by Harlan Hubbard

Just in time for the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, which will feature 6 riverboats on Louisville’s waterfront and events around town next week, all in honor of the 100th anniversary of the launching of the Belle of Louisville, the Filson is proud to present a week of events and an exhibit of steamboats, riverboats, and Ohio River-related materials from our collections. The exhibit, […]

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Free Screening of Rare Filson Films At August 1st Market St. Trolley Hop!

Free Screening August 1st

If you missed The Filson Historical Society’s packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see it at Dreamland! In 2013 The Filson, with support from the community through a Power2Give.org fundraising campaign, preserved three historic films from the Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection. Judge Hopkins (1881-1944) was […]

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Filson’s Moon Pies & Moonshine Membership Event – Friday June 13th Oxmoor Farm

Sarah Strapp, Filson’s Membership Coordinator, appeared on WHAS TV this week to promote tomorrow’s Moon Pies & Moonshine membership event at Oxmoor Farm, 6-9pm. Rain or shine, the event is a family affair with a fried chicken dinner, iced tea, lemonade, dessert and more! Live Music by Whistlin’ Rufus, and Limestone Distillery with samples of 8 flavored moonshines. Mike Veach […]

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Upcoming Events at The Filson Historical Society

Are you looking for things to do now that summer has come and gone? Look no further than The Filson Historical Society for programs to keep you entertained. We have a busy month of programs coming up during the month of October. These programs cover a wide range of topics from Bourbon to ghost stories. More information for these programs […]

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