Board and Staff

Board and Staff

Leadership Team

President and CEO: Richard H. C. Clay | Email Richard Clay

Vice President: Dr. Julie Scoskie James | Email Julie Scoskie

The Filson Historical Society Curator: James J. Holmberg | Email Jim Holmberg

Chief Financial Officer: Diane Cornwell | Email Diane Cornwell

Director of Collections Access: Jennie Cole | Email Jennie Cole

Director of Collections and Research: Patrick A. Lewis, Ph.D. | Email Patrick Lewis

Director of Development: Brenna Cundiff | Email 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 gro.l1618531823aciro1618531823tsihn1618531823oslif1618531823@hcra1618531823eser1618531823; image orders to gro.l1618531823aciro1618531823tsihn1618531823oslif1618531823@sega1618531823mi1618531823

Librarian: Kathryn Bratcher | Email Kathryn Bratcher

Associate Curator of Collections: Jana Meyer | Email Jana Meyer

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

Curator of Museum Collections & Exhibits Coordinator: Maureen Lane | Email Maureen Lane

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

Manuscript Cataloger: James M. Prichard | Email James Pritchard

Collections Cataloger: Dr. Lynn Pohl | Email Lynn Pohl

Museum Collections Assistant: Brooks Vessels | Email Brooks Vessel

Research Specialists: Hannah Costelle | Email Hannah Costelle

Associate Curator of Digital Projects: Danielle Spalenka | Email Danielle Spalenka

Collections Assistant: Elizabeth Massie | Email Elizabeth Massie

Education and Programming

Programs and Education Manager: Scott Scarboro | Email Scott Scarboro

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator: Jamie Evans | Email 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 | Email Kate Wanke

Business and Rental Manager: Sarah Laufer Bruns, CTA | Email Sarah Bruns

Community Engagement Specialist: Emma Bryan | Email Emma Bryan

IT/Administrative Department

Technology and Facilities Manager: Kyle Brewer | Email Kyle Brewer

Research and Ohio Valley History

Co-editor of Ohio Valley History: Dr. David Stradling | ude.c1618531823u.lia1618531823mcu@s1618531823dldar1618531823ts1618531823

Ohio Valley History Book Review Editor: Casey A. Huegel | ude.c1618531823u.lia1618531823m@acl1618531823egeuh1618531823

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.l1618531823aciro1618531823tsihn1618531823oslif1618531823@hcra1618531823eser1618531823.


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