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The Henry D. Ormsby Seminar Series – Members Only

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 8th Annual Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series honors and recognizes Henry’s devotion and distinguished contributions to The Filson Historical Society.  The series affirms Henry’s personal involvement and commitment to life-long learning, scholarship and education. When Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. designed Central Park in New York City in the 1850s, he made intentional what until then had been random…

The Filson Bourbon Academy – Louisville

March 7 @ 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 7 at The Filson Historical Society. The class will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Mike Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky…

The Trials and Tribulations of the Body of Abraham Lincoln

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In most cases, once a body is buried, it tends to stay that way. However, this is not the case with the body of President Abraham Lincoln. In this lecture, Clay W. Stuckey will cover what happened to President Lincoln’s body after his death and primarily what happened to it after its first burial at Springfield. He will tell the…

Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
It's no secret that Louisville is one of America's bourbon capitals, but the Derby City once thrived as a brewing mecca as well, rivaling even St. Louis and Milwaukee with its crisp lagers and Kentucky Common Ale. German settlers arrived with centuries-old brewing traditions and beer gardens, cementing beer and barrooms in Louisville's culture. Following Prohibition, the "big three"-Falls City,…

The Henry D. Ormsby Seminar Series – Members Only

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 8th Annual Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series honors and recognizes Henry’s devotion and distinguished contributions to The Filson Historical Society.  The series affirms Henry’s personal involvement and commitment to life-long learning, scholarship and education. When Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. designed Central Park in New York City in the 1850s, he made intentional what until then had been random…

The Quest for Harmony – David Cadman

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Professor David Cadman presents an illuminating look at His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ views on “harmony” and the essential truth that humankind is a “part of” and not “apart from” Nature.  Professor Cadman has worked closely with Prince Charles for many years and has co-edited the fascinating, recently published archive of The Prince’s writings: Speeches and Articles –…

Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Women in Bourbon

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bourbon has long been thought of as a man’s drink and definitive of a man’s world, but the number of women who drink and appreciate bourbon has risen steadily through the years. In addition to more women drinking bourbon, more women are playing a role in the business side of the industry. Join Michael Veach as he discusses the roles…

Encountering Twentieth Century Women in The Filson’s Special Collections

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
It is The Filson’s mission to collect, preserve, and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history; join us as two women of the Special Collections Department explore various themes of women’s history by detailing specific women represented in The Filson’s collections from the twentieth century.  The lecture will highlight the lives of educator Patty Smith Hill, artists…

Blues Night featuring the 10th Street Blues Band

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join the 10th Street Blues Band for an evening of blues hits from the 1950s and 60s. Blues is a key part of Louisville’s history, with its roots dating back to the early 20th century. Several legendary blues artists called the River City home, including Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the first blues guitar record in 1923. Other local blues legends…
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