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Mary Lincoln’s Assassination

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this, the sesquicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln’s death, Americans are naturally focused on honoring his memory.  His legacy remains daunting, and at this moment in Lincoln’s legacy, Catherine Clinton will examine the impact of Lincoln’s death on another key player in the Civil War White House: Mary Lincoln.  By considering Mary Todd Lincoln’s experience on the night of Lincoln’s…

MEMBERS ONLY – A Conversation with Historian Tom Owen and Artisitic Director Robert Curran

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society and the Louisville Ballet are delighted to present “A Conversation with Historian Tom Owen and Artistic Director Robert Curran.” This event will set the historical tone for the Ballet’s fresh reimagining of Coppelia, a beloved autumnal story, now set in Louisville’s own Germantown during the fall of 1917, just as the United States joins World War…
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Music Under the Trees featuring The Louisville Leopard Percussionists and Squeeze-bot

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join The Filson Historical Society for our annual Music Under the Trees event at Oxmoor Farm! This year, we are proud to present two fabulous groups: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a performing ensemble featuring 60+ student musicians ranging in age from 7 to 14, and Squeeze-bot, a unique local band that blends jazz, pop, blues, and funk music into a…

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Louisville and The Filson Historical Society are proud to present an evening with Emily Bingham exploring her new book Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, including stories of her great-aunt’s relationships with the artistic members of the Bloomsbury group. Acclaimed vocalist Cheyenne Mize will also recreate Henrietta’s 1923 London performance of “Water Boy,” later recorded…
All About the Bourbon

The Filson Bourbon Academy

September 26 @ 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, September 26 at Bourbon's Bistro. 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 Bourbon Whiskey:…
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MEMBERS ONLY: The 22nd Annual “Distinctive Dwellings” House Tour

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us for the 22nd Annual "Distinctive Dwellings" House Tour! Stay tuned for more details and look for your House Tour invitations in the mail soon!

The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times. In Kentucky, early settlers brought stills to preserve grain, and they soon found that the limestone-filtered water and the unique climate of the scenic Bluegrass region made it an ideal place for the production of barrel-aged liquor. And so, bourbon whiskey was born. As the popularity of…
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New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 2:00 pm
The University of Louisville’s Arts and Culture Partnership and The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South announces a three-day academic conference to explore the environmental history of North America. The conference, which will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, at the University of Louisville and The Filson Historical Society, is part of the…
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Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
When World War II broke out in Europe in 1939, Kentucky was still in the thick of the Great Depression. Though the inevitability of war had been apparent for months, citizens viewed foreign affairs with less interest than issues closer to home, such as lingering economic depression, the approaching planting season, and the upcoming gubernatorial race. The illusion of peace…
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