By Jamie Evans
It’s that time of year, where we begin dreaming of vacations, beach days, and lazy summer afternoons. The kids are out of school, time slows down just a bit, and we all relax. Yes, it is definitely summertime. The Filson is back again this year with our popular Filson Fridays lecture series. We had two great lectures in June from Jana Meyer and Jim Holmberg, and July and August promise more of the same. Check out our lineup of excellent topics presented by Filson staff members!
July 12, Noon – The Golden Age of Bourbon, Mike Veach, Bourbon Historian
July 19, Noon – Poor Tom Marshall, James Prichard, Assistant Curator of Special Collections
July 26, Noon – From Laundry List to Fine Art: A History of Lithography, Sarah Strapp, Membership and Annual Fund Coordinator
August 2, Noon – “So Soon to Separate, Never, Perhaps to Meet Again”: The Social Network of J. Stoddard Johnston and the Yale Class of 1853, Jennie Cole, Associate Curator of Special Collections
August 9, Noon – Polish Exiles and Illinois Settlers: Changing Definitions of Republicanism on the Illinois Frontier, Eric Willey, Assistant Curator of Special Collections
August 16, Noon – The Russell Neighborhood in Three Lives, Mark Wetherington, Director of The Filson Historical Society
In addition to our Filson Fridays series, The Filson and the Carnegie Center for Art and History are partnering for a summer Lunch and Learn series! Attendees are invited to bring their lunch (drinks are provided) and enjoy entertaining and educational programs on the third Tuesday of the month. Jim Holmberg and Mark Wetherington will be giving lectures in July and August. For more information or to register for these events, visit our events page or call The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
July 16, Noon – “Half Horse – Half Alligator”: Kentuckians in the War of 1812, Jim Holmberg, Curator of Special Collections
August 20, Noon – The Great River Catastrophe: The Collision of the Steamboats America and United States on the Ohio River, Mark Wetherington, Director of The Filson Historical Society
Finally, don’t miss out on our annual Picnic Under the Trees event at Oxmoor! This event has been rescheduled for Friday, September 13, 2013. Gates will open with music at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to bring your friends and family for a fun evening with Lagniappe, the regions only Cajun/Zydeco band. Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 day of for members and $15 in advance/$20 day of for non-members. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.