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The Filson collects, preserves, and tells the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history.


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Let’s Talk | Bridging the Divide: A Night with the Met

Join us for a rare opportunity to spend some time with Daniel Weiss, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  As we enter 2021, with a pandemic still looming and cultural institutions and museums facing mounting challenges, we’ve assembled local leaders from The Frazier, KMAC, Roots 101, The Speed and The Filson Historical Society to discuss our collective future with Weiss.

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2022

The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, parties, or weddings. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.

View a virtual tour of our spaces!

Visit the Filson

1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083

The Filson is temporarily closed to the public to protect our staff, volunteers, and patrons during the coronavirus pandemic. All events are currently being held virtually; to register for our live virtual events, please visit our Events Page; for information on recorded lectures and other activities, please visit us online at Bringing History Home.

We continue to provide remote research services; please email gro.l1611410916aciro1611410916tsihn1611410916oslif1611410916@hcra1611410916eser1611410916.

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