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Upcoming Events at The Filson:

Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation | Friday, November 15

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series | Wednesday, November 20

Better Lucky than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track | Tuesday, December 3

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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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