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Celebrating Repeal Day

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The 18th Amendment was the only Constitutional amendment to take away a freedom instead of guaranteeing one. In that light, join The Filson Historical Society for a celebration of Repeal Day with the annual Repeal Day Bourbon Tasting at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company. The Repeal Day Bourbon Tasting offers a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Prohibition era…

Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
When the first settlers arrived in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees to shade their pastures. Today, central Kentucky and central Tennessee still boast one of the largest populations of presettlement…

Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
During the bleak days of the Great Depression, news of economic hardship often took a backseat to articles on the exploits of an outlaw from Indiana—John Dillinger. For a period of fourteen months during 1933 and 1934 Dillinger became the most famous bandit in American history, and no criminal since has matched him for his celebrity and notoriety. Dillinger won…
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“A Christmas Memory” reading by William McNulty

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
So much of the holidays are about traditions and A Christmas Memory reading at Oxmoor Farm is a Filson tradition.  We invite you to share this evening with us in the historic library at Oxmoor Farm.  Actors Theatre’s William McNulty, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge’s character in A Christmas Carol, will read the holiday classic, A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote.  William McNulty has played more…

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man’s Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments of peace occupy a mythical place in remembrances of World War…

The Filson Bourbon Academy

March 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy. This educational seminar is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. This eight-hour course will take place on Saturday, March 5 at Bourbon's Bistro. The class will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Michael R. Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky Bourbon…
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