This series will highlight various events/exhibits that our staff members are involved with outside of their work at The Filson Historical Society.
This month, there is a Women’s History Month installation in the lobby of the Federal building (600 Dr. Martin Luther King Place). Filson Archivists Robin Wallace, Jennie Cole, and Sarah-Jane Poindexter organized the display, which is in two glass cases. The first case features images, manuscripts, and text about two different women, Julia Ann Tevis and Margaret “Peg” Allison Nightingale. The second case is a collection of approx. a dozen images (and captions) of women in a variety of roles during the nineteenth century (ex. aviatrix, women in the military, red cross during WWI, a tradeswoman/carpenter, etc. ).
Drs. Mark V. Wetherington and A. Glenn Crothers will be speaking at the “Victory Achieved – Freedom Denied: From Civil War to Reconstruction in Kentucky” on March 8th and 9th. On March 8th, Dr. Crothers will present “Lucy Higgs Nichols and the Limits of Freedom in the Post-Civil War Ohio Valley,” and will also be part of a panel discussion entitled, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” Friday, March 9, Dr. Wetherington will present “‘Treat them as Wild Beasts’: The Breakdown of Law and Order in the Civil War and Post-War Era.”
Finally, Curator Jim Holmberg will be giving a talk to the Louisville Historical League during their meeting about Researching at The Filson. He will be covering the types of sources that we have, how to research in the archives, and more! This meeting is Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 – 11:30. It is open to the public and will be held at the Peterson-Dumesnil House. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome.
We are always glad to see love of history shared with others!