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Filson Bourbon Academy – Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Washington, D.C.

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come 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 Bourbon Review, the Kentucky Distillers Association, and the Jack Rose Dining Saloon. This eight-hour course will take place on September 6, 2014 at the Jack Rose Saloon, 2007 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 2009.…

“Cap” Cornish, Indiana Pilot: Navigating the Century of Flight

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free • Sponsored by the Ogle Foundation, Inc. 12:00 p.m. (noon) • Falls of the Ohio State Park By Ruth Ann Ingraham Clarence “Cap” Cornish was an Indiana pilot whose life spanned all but five years of the Century of Flight. He began flying at the age of nineteen, piloting a “Jenny” aircraft during World War I, and continued to…

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
By Karen Abbot After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of…

Music Under The Trees at Oxmoor Farm

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society proudly presents: Music Under the Trees, an entertaining evening at Oxmoor Farm featuring the incomparable Commonwealth Brass Band Here’s a chance to make your own history. Pack up your favorite eats and drinks – or make it a potluck! – and bring your family and friends to the elegant and atmospheric Oxmoor Farm for an evening…

Richard C. Wade Award Ceremony – “Servants and Slaves in Louisville: Race, Ethnicity, and Household Labor in an Antebellum Border City”

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Richard C. Wade Award Ceremony “Servants and Slaves in Louisville: Race,Ethnicity, and Household Labor in an Antebellum Border City” by Stephanie Cole The editors of Ohio Valley History are pleased to announce that Dr. Stepha­nie Cole is the recipient of the third Richard C. Wade Award for the best article published in the journal in the past two years (volumes…

The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
By Sallie Bingham Imagine a forgotten blue box containing a snarl of letters, memoir, college bluebooks, yellowed manuscripts, and deeply creased articles—the earthly remains of three ancestors.  From just such a discovery, Sallie Bingham has woven a family history centered on her great-grandmother Sallie LeFroy, grandmother Helena Caperton, and mother Mary Bingham. The narrative spans more than a century, from…

Rare Film Review and Discussion: Civilian Conservation Corps in Pine Mountain State Park

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12:00 p.m. (noon) • The Library at Oxmoor Farm By Caroline Reubens and Elizabeth Barrett In 2014 Appalshop Archive preserved a donated 16mm silent b/w film documenting the CCC camp in Pine Mountain State Park near the coal mining community of Pineville, KY.  Made in 1938 by then-Park superintendent and CCC supervisor Carl Zody, the film shows Camp SP-10 workers…

The Filson Twenty-First Annual House Tour – “Distinctive Dwellings”

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Reception to follow at the home of Beth and Greg Steinbock • $150 The Filson Historical Society’s 21st Annual House Tour “Distinctive Dwellings” features nine homes with beautiful architecture, stunning landscaping, and unique personalities.  We would like to thank Kentucky Select Properties for their support and the following people for inviting our membership into…

Filson Bourbon Academy – Chicago

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson’s Bourbon Academy September 29th at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago!  This educational seminar and tasting is supported by The Bourbon Review, the Kentucky Distillers Association, and the Columbia Yacht Club. This event will take place on September 29th and will feature The Filson’s Bourbon…
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