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The Filson is closed to patrons, volunteers, and staff as we play our part in mitigating the effects of this public health crisis. All events through April 30 have been postponed. Thank you for your understanding and support. We will send email notifications regarding our reopening and with any further changes to our upcoming events schedule. Our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) will also include these updates. Please email us at with any questions.

There is no better time than now
to explore history at the Filson!

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The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately-supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region.

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