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The Filson Historical Society will be closed to the public Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 17, 2020. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. and resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21 after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. During the public closure, we appreciate your patience with delayed email responses.

Upcoming Events at The Filson:

Film Screening - Julius Friedman: Picture This, The Veil, and Convergence Redux | Thursday, January 23

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series | Thursday, January 30

Searching for Black Confederates | Tuesday, February 4

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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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