The Filson offers a variety of educational programming, events, and publications. Our programming includes both events and opportunities for schools.

Schools and other groups can visit for tours (reservations are required) of the Filson campus. Arrangements may be made for classes to attend lectures and author events free of charge. For more information please email Scott Scarboro.

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Lectures have been offered since our founding in 1884 and have included a President of the United States (Theodore Roosevelt) and several Pulitzer Prize winning authors. The Filson offers lectures and events throughout the year, including the Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series. This series regularly includes authors currently on national bestseller lists for non-fiction.

In keeping with our commitment to scholarship and education, and thanks in part to the Bullitt Family Trust and Boehl Trust, The Filson offers several fellowship and internship programs, as well as conferences and tours to historical sites. Under the Bullitt Family Trust, The Filson Institute organizes an academic conference every two years.

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