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Jazz at the Filson – The Old Seelbach Jazz Bar Reunion Concert

Sunday, April 16, 2023 3 – 5 PM Filson Historical Society (In-Person Event Only) Jazz at the Filson is a three-part series of jazz presentations directed and curated by internationally recognized vibraphonist and composer Dick Sisto. Sisto, the music director at Old Seelbach Bar from the late 1980s through 2010, studied with Chicago Symphony mallet […]

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 6 – 7 PM Bomhard Theatre, 501 W. Main St, Louisville (In-Person and Virtual Options) Part of The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could […]

The Filson receives grant from the NEH SHARP

Louisville, Ky – The Filson Historical Society is thrilled to announce that it has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) grant. The award, totaling $146,364, will allow the Filson to revive and expand a digital history project, “The First American West, the Ohio […]

The Filson Historical Society Reopens to the Public September 1

Louisville, Ky – Beginning September 1, the Filson Historical Society will reopen to the public for guided campus tours, research appointments, and rental space tours.  Previously, the Filson had been closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. Staff have been working on campus and remotely in accordance with Kentucky’s “Healthy at Work” guidelines since […]

The Filson announces the Kentucky Covid-19 Poster Project

Louisville, Ky – The Filson Historical Society is excited to announce a new initiative, the Kentucky Covid-19 Poster Project. Inspired by the Covid-19 Poster Project at the Wisconsin Historical Society and other Covid-19 art actions throughout the country, this project leverages the power of words and images to document, interpret, and find inspiration in a […]

The Filson Historical Society receives grant from the NEH

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Filson Historical Society received a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant, totaling in $8,580, will allow the Filson to perform a preservation needs and disaster preparedness assessment, in addition to providing disaster training for fellow archivists in the area. The Filson’s collection […]