Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved groundhog, saw his shadow yesterday morning, predicting six more weeks of winter. While not surprised to hear the news, I was a little saddened because I have been day-dreaming about camping season since early December. We are lucky to live in Kentucky where we have some amazing state and national parks, many of which […]
Wishing you a stylish New Year! As a reminder we will be closed Wednesday, December 31st , and Thursday, January 1st. We will be open Friday, January 2nd, and Saturday, January 3rd!
There is still time to support The Filson this year! As the year draws to a close think about giving the gift of history to a loved one. Give a Gift to the Capital Campaign: The Filson is now accepting orders for a limited number of personalized, engraved wood panels, that will be permanent fixtures in the beautiful Event Hall in the […]
Every year since 1938, the United States of America has celebrated Veteran’s Day (formerly known as Armistice Day). We would like to thank our veterans for their service to our country.
You have heard about The Filson Campus Expansion Project. You may have even attended our Groundbreaking Ceremony in May. Now, we are pleased to offer you a new and unique way to get involved in our Project. Our architect firm, De Leon and Primmer, has created a magnificent design for our new building, The Owsley Brown II History Center, including […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Filson Historical Society’s Campus Expansion Project is well underway. Our contractors, Wehr Realm, wasted no time after the official groundbreaking ceremony on May 8th. They prepped the site, poured test pilings, excavated the new building’s footprint, and have begun to pour the foundation! To prep the site, the contractors had to make some changes to the parking lot on […]
By James Prichard At first glance, the old volume seems to be devoid of any historical value. Yet like all original documents available for research in the Filson’s Special Collections Department, the worn ledger book of local grocer John L. Johnston (c. 1821-1878) reflects the man and his times. A native of Ireland, Johnston initially formed a partnership with fellow […]
In honor of the Holiday season, The Filson Historical Society is offering a 10% discount on gift memberships. Filson Membership makes the perfect gift for the history buff on your list or for the person who has everything else! A Filson membership lasts for a whole year and gives the recipient online access to our publications and resources, a yearlong […]