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Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Tasting with the Professionals -The Brown-Forman Sensory Team

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Have you ever wondered how professionals evaluate bourbon? Every brand of bourbon carries a different flavor: some oak, some smoky flavor, perhaps a hint of vanilla, and has between 50 and 100 unique chemical compounds. Join Mike Veach and the Brown-Forman sensory team at this month’s Bourbon Salon for an informative discussion on the sensory evaluation of bourbon. Chris Morris,…

The Filson Civil War Field Institute – John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid: The Confederate Ride Across Indiana

May 29 - May 30
John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid: The Confederate Ride Across Indiana We will travel by bus from Louisville, KY as tour guide David L. Mowery leads us along John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid path within Indiana.  We will spend the night in Scottsburg, IN where historian Gary Matthews will join us for a dinner lecture about Thomas Henry Hines, a scout for…

American Liquors

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Those dusty old Bourbon bottles and time-worn advertisements in your attic could be worth some money. Find out how much – and their history – at this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp. “American Liquors,” sponsored by The Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, will once again offer advice and appraisals on rare Bourbon items as part of…

Our Shared History – The Floyds of Kentuckiana

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Retired Courier-Journal columnist Bob Hill has spent six years traveling the almost 20-mile section of Floyds Fork that’s being converted into the 4,000-acre Parklands of Floyds Fork. In that time he has studied the history of John Floyd, who was the brother of Robert Clark Floyd. Robert Clark Floyd lived in Southern Indiana and ran the Clarksville Ferry, and was…

Filson Friday – “Death Before Dishonor”: Famous Kentucky Duels

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
"Death before Dishonor" ruled the lives of Southern gentlemen for generations before the Civil War. As a result, personal disputes were often settled at gun point. Many Kentuckians willingly embraced this code of ritualized violence. More than forty notable duels were fought in the Commonwealth between 1790 and 1867. Henry Clay was no stranger to the "field of honor" while…

The Filson Historical Society presents “Moon Pies and Moonshine”

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You don’t want to miss The Filson’s annual Moon Pies and Moonshine summer picnic! In the historic setting of Oxmoor Farm, this event includes a fried chicken dinner, a moon pie eating contest, live music by The Juggernaut Jug Band, educational information about the history of distilling, as well as dancing, yard games, and fun for the whole family. Limestone Branch…

Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: The Art of the Bourbon Cocktail

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
As “America’s Native Spirit,” bourbon is a very popular base for cocktails. With the recent influx of distilleries in downtown Louisville and the rise in popularity of cocktail bars, it’s no longer acceptable for establishments to serve boring cocktails. This trend has spilled over into private homes and parties, and there has never been a better time to learn what…

Filson Friday: Online Membership Benefits 101

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Sarah Strapp Dennison for an overview of your online membership benefits. Learn how to find a podcast, publication, or telecast, use the Virtual Card Catalog and family files, or make an event reservation. This lecture is a great way to learn how to enjoy all that filsonhistorical.org has to offer for everyone, beginner to advanced. This is a class…

Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Craft Distilling and Tourism in Louisville

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
With the growing popularity of bourbon and craft distilleries, bourbon tourism is booming in Louisville. “Craft Distilling and Tourism in Louisville” is an opportunity to talk with some of the people who are embracing craft distilling and leading the way as the city continues to rewrite what it means to be the center of the bourbon world. The featured guests…
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