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The Filson Historical Society

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Upcoming Events

July 2015
Free - $10.00

Filson Friday | Mammoth Cave Photography: The Story Behind our H.C. Ganter Lantern Slide Collection

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Mammoth Cave National Park is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles of underground passageways. From its early days through today, people from around the world have been curious about this natural wonder.  Photography has played an important role in documenting this lush region in Kentucky, with the first images taken in Mammoth Cave in 1866…

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August 2015
$65.00

Kentucky Bourbon Barons

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bourbon’s Bistro,
2255 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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If you like your history with a side of bourbon, then you won’t want to miss this four-hour seminar with Filson Bourbon Historian Michael R. Veach. “Bourbon Barons” is a seminar that is steeped in bourbon basics and teaches it through the eyes of key individuals in the history of bourbon. Michael will discuss the lives of William L. Weller…

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Free

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Muhammad Ali Center,
144 N. 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Join The Filson Historical Society and the Muhammad Ali Center for a panel discussion featuring the editors of The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia! Please check back for more details about this exciting event and keep an eye on your mailbox and inbox for the latest information about this event.   Gerald L. Smith is a professor of history and the holder of…

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$50.00

Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm – Enhancing Your Flavor: Bourbon Cooking

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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Kentucky bourbon ranks right up there with apple pie as a classic American offering. In addition to the traditional drinks and desserts, bourbon is finding its way into mainstream cooking with the advent of bourbon flavored barbecue sauces, marinades, and spices, making it easier to add a little Kentucky flavor to an otherwise commonplace dish. Join Michael R. Veach for…

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September 2015
Free - $20.00

Music Under the Trees featuring The Louisville Leopard Percussionists and Squeeze-bot

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40222 United States
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Join The Filson Historical Society for our annual Music Under the Trees event at Oxmoor Farm! This year, we are proud to present two fabulous groups: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a performing ensemble featuring 60+ student musicians ranging in age from 7-14, and Squeeze-bot, a unique local band that blends jazz, pop, blues, and funk music into a bold new…

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$100.00 - $125.00

The Filson Bourbon Academy

September 26 @ 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, September 26 at Bourbon’s Bistro. The class will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Mike Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey:…

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$150.00

MEMBERS ONLY: The 22nd Annual “Distinctive Dwellings” House Tour

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Filson Historical Society,
1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Please join us for the 22nd Annual “Distinctive Dwellings” House Tour! Stay tuned for more details and look for your House Tour invitations in the mail soon!

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Free - $10.00

The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Whiskey making has been an integral part of American history since frontier times. In Kentucky, early settlers brought stills to preserve grain, and they soon found that the limestone-filtered water and the unique climate of the scenic Bluegrass region made it an ideal place for the production of barrel-aged liquor. And so, bourbon whiskey was born. As the popularity of…

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October 2015
Free - $10.00

New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 2:00 pm
The University Club,
200 E. Brandeis Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The University of Louisville’s Arts and Culture Partnership and The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South announces a three-day academic conference to explore the environmental history of North America. The conference, which will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, at the University of Louisville and The Filson Historical Society, is part of the…

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Free - $10.00

Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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When World War II broke out in Europe in 1939, Kentucky was still in the thick of the Great Depression. Though the inevitability of war had been apparent for months, citizens viewed foreign affairs with less interest than issues closer to home, such as lingering economic depression, the approaching planting season, and the upcoming gubernatorial race. The illusion of peace…

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November 2015
Free - $10.00

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Oxmoor Farm,
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208 US
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In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man’s Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments of peace occupy a mythical place in remembrances of World War…

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