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“The Life and Times of E.H. Taylor, Jr.”

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
By Mike Veach, Bourbon Historian Edmond Haynes Taylor, Jr. was one of the Bourbon industries most influential people in the 19th century. He was born in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky in 1830 and educated in Lexington, Ky. Taylor was trained in the banking industry and was a partner in a private bank in Lexington in the 1850s. In…

Filson Bourbon Academy II – Individuals That Shaped Bourbon – Belles Cocktail House, Lexington, KY

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us at Lexington’s Belles Cocktail House for the Filson’s Bourbon Academy – Part II, including premium bourbon tastings.  This Kentucky Bourbon Educational and Tasting Experience is supported by Lexington’s own The Bourbon Review and the Kentucky Distillers Association. This Academy will look at significant people who helped shape the Bourbon industry of today. It will be an in depth look at…

“An Overview of Online Membership Benefits at The Filson”

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
By Sarah Strapp, Membership Coordinator Come learn all about the new benefits available online exclusively for Filson members!  This overview will answer all of your questions about how to search for our online resources, how to access a podcast or telecast, and the newly available online databases. Sarah will also be available for you to reset your password and give…

August 1st Trolley Hop – Early Amateur Films of Kentucky and Beyond

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The event is free and open to the public as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. Presented By Heather Stone, Assistant Curator of Special Collections Aaron Rosenblum, Assistant Curator of Special Collections If you missed our packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see…

Camp Zachary Taylor: “An Institution of the Great War”

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Camp Zachary Taylor was one of the nation’s 16 cantonments erected during World War I, built to house an entire army division.  It opened on 5 September 1917 just outside the city of Louisville, Kentucky, as a “place where Kentucky and Indiana soldiers trained for war.” Associate Curator of Special Collections Jennie Cole will share stories and images of Camp…

Filson’s Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm Part 3 – Bourbon Families

August 14 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
This is the third in a series of The Filson’s Bourbon Salon Tastings to take place in the Library of historic Oxmoor Farm.Moderated by Michael Veach, the guests for this evening are Bill Samuels, Fred Noe and Wes Henderson.  The discussion for the evening will be what it was like growing up in a family that is tied to the…

“The Changed Face of Agriculture in the 20th Century”

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
By Dr. Mark Wetherington, Director During the twentieth century agriculture in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region changed tremendously. World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and post-World War years had a profound impact on farms and farming communities. This lecture explores some of the major trends and is illustrated with images from The Filson’s collections. Reservations are recommended.…

Bourbon Academy II – Molly Wellman’s The Hearth Room, Cincinnati, OH

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us at Molly Wellman’s new The Hearth Room in Cincinnati, OH for the Filson’s Bourbon Academy – Part II, including premium bourbon tastings.  This Academy will look at significant people who helped shape the Bourbon industry of today.  It will be an in depth look at individual people and the Bourbons they created or are named for them.  The day…

Bourbon Tasting Reception – Pope House Lounge, Portland, OR

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson’s Bourbon Tasting Reception.  This tasting is supported by The Bourbon Review, the Kentucky Distillers Association, and, and the Pope House Bourbon Lounge. The reception will take place on August 30th, 2014 at the Pope House Bourbon Lounge, 2075 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209.…
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