With Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!) just nine days (!) away, I decided it’s high time to share some holiday-inspired recipes. The following recipes come from a November 1959 Courier-Journal special section titled “Cissy Gregg’s Cookbook.” Cissy was a long-time C-J columnist whose recipes appeared daily in a column titled “Cissy Gregg’s Cookbook and Guide to Gracious Living.” This column ran from 1942-1963. Interesting to note: Cissy’s column […]
Nothing says Halloween more than candy. And nothing says candy like 20 lbs. of fudge. In the spirit of fall, candy, and all things Halloween, this month I’m sharing a recipe from the recently acquired Reed’s Candy Stores recipe book [Mss. BB R323]. Once located at 3600 W. Market as well as Fourth and Oak (building still stands at 3600 […]
The 141st Kentucky Derby is less than a month away and in keeping with April’s Kentucky Derby Festival celebrations, this month’s Recipes from the Archives features a classic: The Mint Julep. The “Pendennis Club Mint Julep” is found within How to Make Old Kentucky Famed Drinks (Brown Forman Distillery Co., 1934), which features forty-six classic drink recipes. When I first glanced at this […]
With Independence Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to take a look back in time to see how others celebrated the 4th of July. Here are several images from our Photograph Collections. As a reminder we will be closed on Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th. We hope you have […]
The Filson Historical Society would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year! We will be closed Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st. We will re-open on January 2nd, we hope to see you in 2014!
Happy New Year, from all of us at The Filson!