Other Resources

Other Resources

Online collections featuring Filson materials:

Antique Kentucky Samplers: https://antiquekentuckysamplers.org/

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition: https://civilwargovernors.org/

Facing the Past Digital Exhibit: https://governorsmansion.ky.gov/art/Pages/Facing-the-Past.aspx 

Kentucky Online Arts Resource: http://www.koar.org/home.html

Kentucky Virtual Art Museum: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/kentucky-virtual-art-museum/

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky: www.lewisandclarkinkentucky.org

Louisville Equal Rights Association: Women’s Suffrage in Louisville, Kentucky: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=63ca790d23e94978b15247b78113e868

Local Area Repositories:

Bellarmine University – Thomas Merton Center: http://merton.org/

Indiana University Southeast Archives: https://www.ius.edu/library/find-information/special-collections.php

JCPS Archives and Records Center: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/archives-and-records-center /

Louisville Free Public Library: http://lfpl.org

City Directories & more at the Kentucky History section

Kelly Dunnagan is the Kentucky History and Genealogy Librarian: gro.l1601536727pfl@n1601536727agann1601536727ud.yl1601536727lek1601536727

History and Biography resources: http://lfpl.org/internet/history.htm

Online newspapers: Louisville Courier Journal Historical (1830-2000); Cincinnati Enquirer Historical (1830-1922); Nashville Tennessean Historical (1812-1922); New York Times Historical (1851-2008)

Western branch African American Archives: https://www.lfpl.org/separateFlame/archives.html

Louisville Metro Archives and Records: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/records-management-archives

New Albany/Floyd County Public Library: http://www.nafclibrary.org

Indiana History room: http://www.nafclibrary.org/indiana-history-room/

Oldham County Historical Society: http://www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives and Special Collections: http://archives.sbts.edu/

University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections: https://library.louisville.edu/archives/home

State Repositories:

University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center: http://libraries.uky.edu/lib.php?lib_id=13

Kentucky Historical Society: https://history.ky.gov/resources/catalogs-research-tools/

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives: https://kdla.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Online Resources:

Kentucky Digital Library: http://kdl.kyvl.org/

Kentucky Virtual Library: http://www.kyvl.org/

Library of Congress Digital Collections: https://www.loc.gov/collections/

Chronicling America (newspapers): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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 gro.l1601536727aciro1601536727tsihn1601536727oslif1601536727@hcra1601536727eser1601536727.


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