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Filson Gallery Chat – People, Passage, Place

Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Filson Historical Society (In-Person Only)

Gallery chats will take place on June 9th, 23rd, and 30th.

The chats are free to attend but registration is required.

Join a member of the People Passage Place: Stories of the Ohio Valley exhibit team for an intimate and exploratory gallery viewing experience.  

People Passage Place uses the Filson’s vast collections to share stories that shape the social and cultural fabric of the Ohio Valley. This exhibit has been separated into three thematic sections to explore multifaceted perspectives on our region: Land Labor Water, People Family Community, and Culture Creativity Craft. The materials on display have been selected to expand preconceptions and encourage conversations. Items will be rotated periodically to feature fresh Ohio Valley stories.

Participants will meet with a curator between 1:30 and 2 pm. Examples of topics that will be covered in the Gallery Chat include behind-the-scenes info and details about the exhibit’s development, design, and installation; the curatorial process and how the objects were chosen; further details about the stories presented; and how the community was involved in this project. Following the Gallery Chat, participants will have the option to take the 2 pm guided campus tour to learn more about the Filson Historical Society and the historic home where we are housed.

The exhibit team includes Emma Bryan, Hannah Costelle, Abby Glogower, Jim Holmberg, Kelly Hyberger, Maureen Lane, Patrick Lewis, Heather Potter, and Brooks Vessels.