Author Archive for: Jamie Evans

Entries by Jamie Evans

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 Now, drawing on unpublished […]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.

Kentucky’s Juneteenth: A Public Dialogue about Slavery and Emancipation in the Bluegrass.

Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom – In recognition of Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation at the end of the Civil War for communities of freedpeople in Texas, the Filson will hold a Q&A session with Scholar in Residence Patrick Lewis at noon EDT. Join us for an audience-directed discussion of the unique story of freedom in Kentucky and how it fits in […]

Exhibit Opening – Women at Work: Venturing into the Public Sphere

In the 19th century, societal changes transformed the lives of many American women. Freed from many domestic tasks by industrialization, women’s engagement extended from home and family into the larger community. They organized as workers and in clubs, pursuing new roles as artists, educators, social reformers, and business owners. They also became conscious of their […]

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