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October 2014

Filson Bourbon Academy – Glen Echo Country Club, St. Louis, MO

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glen Echo Country Club,
3401 Lucas-Hunt Road, Normandy, MO 63121 United States
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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 Bourbon & Banter, the Kentucky Distillers Association, and the Glen Echo Country Club. This eight-hour course will take place on October 11, 2014 at the Glen Echo Country Club, 3401 Lucas-Hunt Road, Normandy, MO…

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“Steamboating on the Western Waters” Exhibit and Lectures: Celebrating the 100th birthday of The Belle of Louisville

October 13 - 18
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Exhibit hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • The Filson Historical Society Lectures will be held in The Daisy Room, 2nd Floor Galt House West “Steamboating on the Western Waters” Exhibit and Lectures: Celebrating the 100th birthday of The Belle of Louisville With the arrival of steamboats in 1811, the Ohio Valley Region was gradually transformed. The “Western Waters” as…

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$65.00 - $75.00

Civil War Field Institute – Guerrilla Warfare in Central Kentucky, A One Day Field Trip

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The Filson Civil War Field Institute Bus Tour Ride with the Devil: the Guerrilla Trail through Central Kentucky October 13, 2014 In the aftermath of the 1862 Perryville campaign, Kentucky never again served as a major theater for military operations. Yet people throughout the state continued to experience the hard hand of war at an ever growing rate. As Union…

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$0.00 - $10.00

Mary Jean Wall – Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Farm Road, Louisville, KY 40222 United States
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Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill’s bawdy house. At nineteen, Brezing was already infamous as a youth steeped in death, sex, drugs, and scandal. But it was in Miss Hill’s “respectable” establishment that she began to acquire the skills, manners, and business contacts that allowed her…

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Filson Bourbon Academy – Louisville, KY

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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 Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sit, sip and sample as you learn all things Bourbon at The Filson Historical Society’s nationally acclaimed Bourbon Academy! Did you know that an…

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Historic Amateur Films of Indiana and Kentucky

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The New Albany Library,
180 W Spring St., New Albany, IN, IN 47150 United States
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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…

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$0.00 - $10.00

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

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 s. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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…

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$0.00 - $10.00

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

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Farm Road, Louisville, KY 40222 United States
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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’…

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$15.00 - $25.00

Filson Fright Night Halloween Party

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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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 Cook and Jonathan Wood, while a tarot card reader offers our…

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