Get Involved in our Campus Expansion Project: Purchase A Wall Panel!

You have heard about The Filson Campus Expansion Project. You may have even attended our Groundbreaking Ceremony in May. Now, we are pleased to offer you a new and unique way to get involved in our Project.

Our architect firm, De Leon and Primmer, has created a magnificent design for our new building, The Owsley Brown II History Center, including a large, multi-purpose Event Hall. The Event Hall is designed with beautiful wooden walls. We are thrilled to announce that The Filson is now accepting orders for a limited number of personalized, engraved wood panels that will be incorporated in the interior walls of the new Event Hall. Through this program, your name, or the name of someone you love or admire, will become a permanent part of The Owsley Brown II History Center.

The Event Hall in the new Owsley Brown II History Center

The Event Hall in the new Owsley Brown II History Center

Your order of a panel will go towards our final project budget of $11.75 million. Thanks to our Cornerstone Campaign supporters, we currently have raised $10.35 million. We will need the support of the entire community to raise the remaining $1.4 million. Through purchasing a panel, you can bring us closer to our goal and help us raise The Filson’s new walls.

Each panel you order will be engraved with the name(s) of your choice. As permanent fixtures in this beautiful and functional facility, these panels will be the ideal place to commemorate your support for The Filson, or honor someone else. They will also make unique and memorable holiday, birthday, or anniversary gifts for the special “historian” in your life.

Our commemorative panels are offered in three sizes, at three one-time contribution levels as shown below.

2 ¾” High Engraved Wooden Panel at $1,000 Per Panel

wall slats large

1 ¾” High Engraved Wooden Panel at $500 Per Panel

wall slats medium

1”   High Engraved Wooden Panel at $100 Per Panel

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Panels are available in limited quantities and will be produced when all available panels have been ordered. You can order your panel by contacting Laura Kerr, Cornerstone Campaign Manager, at (502)635-5083 or at lkerr@filsonhistorical.org. Thank you for your support!

Sample Engraved Wall Panels

Sample Engraved Wall Panels

Sarah Strapp Dennison

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