David Armstrong History Fellowship Award

David Armstrong History Fellowship Award

To Dave Armstrong, history was not just interesting, it was essential.  He believed that an understanding of the past provided the best foundation for future success. His undergraduate degree in history from Murray State University provided him with such a foundation, paving the way for a successful career serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky. David Armstrong served as Attorney General of Kentucky (1984-1988) and Mayor of Louisville (1999-2003). Now, thanks to a program created in his honor, students have a new opportunity to connect with history at the Filson Historical Society.

The David Armstrong History Fellows program will provide up to 100 free Filson Historical Society family memberships to students. Targeted high school students are in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Floyd, and Clark counties.

To apply for a High School David Armstrong History Fellow Award:

To apply for a College or Graduate David Armstrong History Fellow Award:

Teachers should encourage students to apply for this free family membership quickly, as awards will be given out to eligible students in the order received.

David Armstrong History Fellows will receive special benefits including: a year-long family membership to The Filson ($120 value), free admission to educational programs, career exploration, and assistance in conducting research in The Filson’s library and special collections. Fellows will also be invited to attend a special behind-the-scenes tour.

David Armstrong History Fellows award applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellows will be notified when their application is accepted. Fellows’ membership benefits will run for a full calendar year from the date that their application is accepted.

This program is the result of donations to the Filson in memory of David Armstrong.

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!

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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.l1606384556aciro1606384556tsihn1606384556oslif1606384556@hcra1606384556eser1606384556.

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