You may have noticed a little silence on the blog last week. The staff of The Filson were getting ready for two big events: our first Filson Fright Night for the Young Filsonians, and the Fall Conference, The Long Struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1752-1815. Thanks for bearing with us, and we're back to our regularly scheduled posts!
The first annual Filson Fright night was wildly successful. As the third event this year geared toward the Young Filsonians, the staff worked very hard in the last few months to pull it off. From rummaging around in the collections to designing the layout to getting the word out, it was truly a group effort. Almost 175 young people attended the event, most of whom were not members of The Filson. In addition to seeing some creepy items in our collection, we were able to share our mission and attracted a dozen new members!
Here are a few pictures from the event; You can view more pictures on our Facebook page!