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April 2014

“Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC” – David Bettez

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869–1936) played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Highly decorated for his heroic actions during the battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, Feland led the hunt for rebel leader Augusto César Sandino during the Nicaraguan revolution from 1927 to 1929—an operation that helped to…

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“Morgan’s Great Raid: Taking the War to the North” Dave Mowery

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
Clarksville, United States
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A military operation unlike any other on American soil, Morgan’s Raid was characterized by incredible speed, superhuman endurance and innovative tactics. One of the nation’s most colorful leaders, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, took his cavalry through enemy-occupied territory in three states in one of the longest offensives of the Civil War. The effort produced the only battles fought north…

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“Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories From an Appalachian Family” – Sarah Beth Childers

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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In a thoughtful, humorous voice born of Appalachian storytelling, Childers brings to life in these essays events that affected the entire region: large families that squeezed into tiny apartments during the Great Depression, a girl who stepped into a rowboat from a second-story window during Huntington’s 1937 flood, brothers who were whisked away to World War II and Vietnam, and…

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Kentucky Bourbon Tasting Experience – 21c Museum Hotel

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
21c Museum Hotel,
700 W. Main Street, Louisville, 40202 United States
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A Benefit for The Filson Historical Society Join us at Louisville’s world famous 21C Museum Hotel during Kentucky Derby Week for a Premium Bourbon Tasting and Cocktail Party.  This Kentucky Bourbon Tasting Experience is supported by The Bourbon Review, the Kentucky Distillers Association, and the Louisville Convention Visitors Bureau. This event will feature The Filson’s Bourbon Historian, Mike Veach, a member…

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May 2014
$0.00 - $10.00

“Unconventional Warrior: Memoir of a Special Operations Commander in Afghanistan” – Walter Morris Herd

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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This fascinating look at the life of a modern-day professional soldier gives the reader an inside view of the deadly global war on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political objectives have muddied the way forward for the on-the-ground commanders and thus threaten the prospect of any real victory in Afghanistan. He uses everyday stories to make his points: “One of…

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Filson Campus Expansion Groundbreaking

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The Filson Historical Society’s Board of Directors Invite you to the groundbreaking celebration marking the start of construction on our expanded campus.

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$0.00 - $10.00

The Untold Civil War – Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr.

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Farm Road, Louisville, KY 40222 United States
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At Oxmoor Farm 720 Oxmoor Farm Road Louisville, KY 40222 Dr. Robertson’s event is generously underwritten and co-sponsored by The Kentuckiana Chapter of Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Dr. Robertson’s latest book, The Untold Civil War, focuses on emotions – human feelings – that generally are missing in most works about the war.  Hostilities triggered emotions to such a high degree that…

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“Lost in the Pacific” – L. Douglas Keeney

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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They were young, but not frivolous. They were battle hardened pilots, but not without soft spots in their hearts for home. They were scared, but not without courage. Presenting the true, never-before-published stories of American pilots and airmen shot down in WWII combat and now lost in the ocean struggling to survive until their rescuers arrived. Each story is told…

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The Filson Institute 2014 Spring Public Conference

May 15 - 16
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The history of the United States has been largely the history of immigration. Since even before national independence millions of women and men from around the world left their homes, opting for America, a place where they believed they could improve the conditions of their lives. Certainly we must remember that Africans who made up the slave population did not…

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