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Historic Amateur Films of Indiana and Kentucky

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Heather Stone, Associate Curator of Special Collections Aaron Rosenblum, Associate Curator of Special Collections In the past five years, The Filson, with the backing of the National Film Preservation Foundation as well as private donors and the general public, has preserved and made available several collections of historic amateur motion picture film. Among the collections are several scenes…

The Filson Institute’s ’s Fall 2014 Public Conference: “The Hard Hand of War”

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Lee Ann Whites (University of Missouri), Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University) and The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South convene a three-day academic conference to explore the experience of civilians and irregulars during the Civil War. The conference, which will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, at The Filson Historical Society, continues The…

Barry Craig – Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase—bounded by the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and the Tennessee River to the east—fought hard for separation and secession, and produced eight times more Confederates than Union soldiers. Supporting states’…

Filson Fright Night Halloween Party

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of fun and fright if you dare! Come explore the darker side of The Filson at our historical Halloween Fright Night Party.  Admission includes an evening of ghost stories, macabre artifacts, and images from our collections, as well as haunting musical performances by Dane Waters and Jonathan Wood, while a tarot card reader offers our…

Dramatic Performance: Who Shot Governer Goebel? (1869-1932)

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us at Oxmoor Farm for a dramatic performance by Duane Murner entitled Who Shot Governer Goebel? (1869-1932) by Chautauqua, Kentucky Humanities Council.   Free to members; $10 for non-members.  Reservations are required.  Please use the EventBrite link below to make your reservation, or call The Filson at 502-635-5083.      

The Filson Bourbon Academy at The Brooklyn Kitchen

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey with The Filson Bourbon Academy. The Bourbon Academy is led by Michael Veach, Filson Bourbon Historian. In the past 20 years Mike has dedicated his time studying the distilling industry, and in 2006 was inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame.  Michael is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An…

The Ordeal of the Reunion

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
By Mark Wahlgren Summers For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction’s need to form an enduring Union without…

Filson Bourbon Salon Part 4: Top Bourbon Bars

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This is the fourth in a series of The Filson’s Bourbon Salon Tastings to take place in the Library of historic Oxmoor Farm. Moderated by Michael Veach, this evening will focus on three different bourbon bars in three different cities, each with a distinctive theme.  One bar sells bourbon with only a limited cocktail selection, one sells bourbon with a…

Filson Bourbon Academy – The Ravens Club, Ann Arbor, MI

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy.  This educational seminar and tasting is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association, and the The Ravens Club. This six-hour course will take place on November 15, 2014 at the Ravens Club, 202 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. The class will be led by…
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