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The Eleventh Hour

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In late November 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Joint Chiefs of Staff secretly boarded the battleship USS Iowa to attend a conference in Tehran with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, where the Allies would come to an agreement on a war plan to defeat Germany. Although Roosevelt’s preparation at sea established the…

The Owsley Brown II History Center Topping-Out Celebration

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We invite you to The Owsley Brown II History Center Topping-Out Celebration on Thursday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to sign a beam and witness its placement on the building, followed by light refreshments. Please use the Eventbrite link below to sign up for this event or call The Filson at (502) 635-5083.

The Blind Tiger at Oxmoor Farm: Prohibition-era cocktails with Molly Wellmann

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Originating in the 19th century, the term “blind tiger” applied to an establishment that sold alcoholic beverages illegally. The proprietor of a saloon or bar would charge a fee to see an attraction (the blind tiger) and then give attendees a complementary drink. This was one way that people circumvented the law during prohibition. The Blind Tiger at Oxmoor Farm…

Distill-Her: An Evening with Bourbon Women and The Filson Historical Society

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society and Bourbon Women invite you to Distill-Her Night at Oxmoor Farm. Don’t miss this chance to meet some of the influential women in the bourbon industry. Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women, will moderate a lively panel discussion featuring Marianne Barnes, the newly appointed Old Taylor Master Distiller; Betsy Bulleit from Bulleit Bourbon; and Sally Van Winkle Campbell,…

“Young Faces in Old Spaces” Bicycle House Tour

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join The Filson Historical Society for Young Faces in Old Spaces, a cycling and driving tour of old homes that have been restored and given new life by a new generation. Guests are invited to spend an afternoon touring the homes before joining us for a picnic dinner at The Filson Historical Society. This is a self-guided tour, much like…

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series – “The End of Greatness: Why American Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President,” Aaron David Miller

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Presidency has always been an implausible—some might even say an impossible—job. Part of the problem is that the challenges of the presidency and the expectations Americans have for their presidents have skyrocketed, while the president’s capacity and power to deliver on what ails the nations has diminished. Indeed, as citizens we continue to aspire and hope for greatness in…

Our Shared History – New Albany: City by the River

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us for a film screening of New Albany: City by the River, a film by Daniel Frank and Philip Collins.   New Albany: City by the River tells the story of New Albany's past and recognizes residents who are breathing new life into the downtown area.  The filmmakers spent over a year researching the history of New Albany and…

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…
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