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The Filson Historical Society

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February 2016

Members Only – The Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series – Session 3

February 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Session 3: God's Cause? Many of Kentucky's Protestants shared a common way of reading and understanding the Bible before the Civil War that was widespread among American evangelical Christians. This shared approach was based on "common sense" understandings of the literal text of Scripture. Under the strains of war and emancipation, however, this common religious culture began to fray, and…

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Blues Night with the 10th Street Blues Band

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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10th Street Blues Band

Join the 10th Street Blues Band for an evening of blues hits from the 1950s and 60s. Blues is a key part of Louisville’s history, with its roots dating back to the early 20th century. Several legendary blues artists called the River City home, including Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the first blues guitar record in 1923. Other local blues legends…

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Preserving History, Culture and Arts: A Reflection of the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yearlings Club,
4309 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211 United States
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Join The Filson Historical Society as we partner with the University of Louisville/Yearlings Club to host a discussion on the efforts to preserve the civil rights history and sites. The confirmed speakers for this event are: Raoul Cunningham, President, Louisville Chapter, NAACP and President, Kentucky State Conference Kirk Bright, Student Activist Connie Cosby Moderator: Dr. Shirletta Kinchen, Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies at The University of…

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Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Brandy, Bourbon’s Older, Sophisticated Sister

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Kentucky has a rich tradition of distilling brandy from fruit. One of the world’s oldest distilled spirits, brandy was considered an essential part of daily life throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and it survived Prohibition only because it was marketed as a medicinal prescription or an ingredient for baking. Join The Filson for “Brandy: Bourbon’s Older, Sophisticated Sister,”…

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March 2016

Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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For two and a half years, Katherine J. Black crisscrossed Kentucky, interviewing home vegetable gardeners from a rich variety of backgrounds. Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners is the result, a powerful compilation of testimonies on the connections between land, people, culture, and home. The people profiled here share a Kentucky backdrop, but their life stories, as well as their gardens,…

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The Filson Bourbon Academy

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bourbon’s Bistro,
2255 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy. This educational seminar is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. This eight-hour course will take place on Saturday, March 5 at Bourbon's Bistro. The class will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Michael R. Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky Bourbon…

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Oral Histories of Louisville’s African American Communities

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Louisville Free Public Library, Western Branch,
604 S Tenth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Louisville, like many cities in the south, was home to many African American neighborhoods and hamlets where residents moved there because of shared experiences and family ties. Join The Filson Historical Society and the Louisville Free Public Library for a morning of oral history as historian Carridder Jones shares stories of these neighborhoods found in her book Voices: From Historical…

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Members Only – The Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series – Session 4

March 9 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Session 4: Kentucky's Confederate heritage and current-day controversies There are 61 Civil War monuments in Kentucky listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of that group, seven memorialize the Union, showing the impact that the Lost Cause had on Civil War memory in the state. In the last few decades, however, some of the more prominent Confederate-themed monuments have…

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Kentucky Countryside in Transition: A Streetcar Suburb and the Origins of Middle-Class Louisville, 1850–1910

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Kentucky Countryside in Transition charts the rise of the American middle class at the turn of the twentieth century by examining the migration from the Kentucky countryside to the city and subsequently to the suburbs of Louisville. The formation of the middle class in Louisville was fostered by two factors: a boom in white collar employment and the electric streetcar,…

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Wash the Dust from my Eyes

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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A hundred years in the making, this collection of nonfiction, poetry, art and photography combines the journal entries of Nana Lampton’s grandfather—a World War I cavalryman uncertain about the future the war holds, yet ready to play his part— with her own poetry inspired by his writing. As she reaches back through a century to see the world from his…

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Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Female Distillers in the 21st Century

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Prior to Prohibition, women were a part of the distilling tradition. Throughout the latter half of the 21st century, the industry has seen a resurgence of women distilling bourbon, moving away from the stereotype that women who drink bourbon are threatening or dangerous. Join The Filson for “Female Distillers in the 21st Century,” a panel discussion with Marianne Barnes, Master…

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April 2016

Cemeteries of Jefferson County

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222
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Do you want to know more about ‘where the bodies are buried’? Then be sure to attend this fascinating look at a few of the approximately 300 burial grounds that lie within the borders of Jefferson County.  Steve Wiser, local architect and historian, and Jack Koppel, cemetery researcher, will discuss the history, monuments, and notable residents of these final resting…

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Bourbon Through Bluegrass

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint’s Pizza and Pub,
131 Breckinridge Lane
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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This event was cancelled previously due to inclement weather. This is the rescheduled date.   Close your eyes and picture a Ken Burns documentary on bourbon brought to life through live bluegrass music. Then all throughout the performance, you actually experience the evolution of bourbon by tasting the different whiskies and  bourbon that folks were drinking starting back in the…

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