Filson Fright Night: A wildly successful event!

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!

Sasha Caufield, left, talks to party-goers about the value of membership to The Filson.

Sarah-Jane Poindexter, far right, tells the story of the Newcomb children. The display featured a portrait of H.D. Newcomb accompanied by childhood items in our collections. Not pictured is a red balloon, used to symbolize the promise Mrs. Newcomb made to her children to get them to the window.

Musicians Dane Waters and Warren Christopher Gray enchant party-goers with their hauntingly beautiful music.

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans is the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at The Filson Historical Society. When she isn't working on publications for The Filson, you can find her behind her sewing machine or out on the roads training for her next big race.

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