Author Archive for: Jamie Evans

Entries by Jamie Evans

Louisville, Chicago, and the Birth of the Modern Museum

Tuesday, November 17 – 6:00 p.m. – Sponsored by the Thomas W. Bullitt Perpetual Charitable Trust – Join Dan Gifford and Filson Director of Collections & Research Patrick Lewis for a conversation about this intersection of East, South, and Midwest, when the era of professional museums and historians began to eclipse an older tradition of local historical promoters and private collectors.

Archiving Your Personal and Family History

Tuesday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 13 – Join Dr. Abby Glogower of the Filson Historical Society for a two-part workshop that will empower you to explore, organize, and preserve your personal and family history like an archivist. Attendance both days is not a requirement. 

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Blue Grass Motorsport – On the eve of his 52nd birthday, February 11, 1861, the President-Elect of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, walked onto a train, the first step of his journey to the White House, and his rendezvous with destiny.

#AskACurator, featuring the “Women at Work” exhibit

Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 pm – “What is it like to curate an exhibit?” “How do you choose items for an exhibition?” “What did you learn about women’s history while working on this exhibit?” “How has women’s work changed in the past 150 years?” Do you have questions like these? If so, you may get them answered!

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series featuring Caroline Fraser, author of “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder”

Register online at filson.simpletix.com – Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished […]

Living with a Deadly Disease: A History of Tuberculosis and Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Register online at filson.simpletix.com – At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was widespread, striking adults and children across lines of class and race. Drawing on the Filson’s manuscript, photograph, and architectural collections, Dr. Lynn Pohl examines how Kentuckians lived with the deadly disease, how they learned about germs and contagion, and why they sought treatment at tuberculosis sanatoria built across the state. It is a history that takes us from whiskey remedies to Louisville women’s public health work, and from Mammoth Cave to a vast complex of patient facilities at Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

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