Board and Staff

Board and Staff

Leadership Team

President and CEO: Richard H. C. Clay |

Vice President: Dr. Julie Scoskie James |

Curator of Collections: James J. Holmberg |

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer: Marian Potter |

Director of Collections Access: Jennie Cole |

Scholar in Residence and Co-editor of Ohio Valley History: Patrick A. Lewis, Ph.D. |

Director of Development: Brenna Cundiff |

Collections Department

Manuscripts, photographs, prints, architectural records, ephemera, and other primary sources. Genealogy, printed materials, maps and other published items. Portraits, ceramics, silver, textiles, weapons, and other artifacts.

*Please submit reference queries to; image orders to

Librarian: Kathryn Bratcher |

Associate Curator of Collections: Jana Meyer |

Curator of Photographs and Prints: Heather J. Potter, MLIS |

Museum Registrar and Exhibits Coordinator: Maureen Lane |

Curator of Jewish Collections: Abby Glogower, Ph.D. |

Manuscript Cataloger: James M. Prichard |

Collections Cataloger: Dr. Lynn Pohl |

Collections Assistant: Brooks Vessels |

Research Specialists: Hannah Costelle | and Emily Benken |

Associate Curator of Digital Projects: Danielle Spalenka |

Education and Programming

Programs and Education Manager: Scott Scarboro |

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator: Jamie Evans |
Editor of The Filson news magazine, Managing Editor of Ohio Valley History


Membership, annual fund, donations, planned giving, business partnerships, and sponsorships.

Membership and Grants Manager: Kate Wanke |

Special Projects Coordinator: Sarah Laufer Bruns, CTA |

Community Engagement Specialist: Emma Bryan |

Administrative Department

Business Manager: Ellie Smith |

Facilities and Technology Manager: Kyle Brewer |

Research and Ohio Valley History

Co-editor of Ohio Valley History: Dr. Matthew D. Norman |

Ohio Valley History Book Review Editor: Dr. Matt Stanley |

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2021

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 postponed or virtual; 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


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