Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below!  You can subscribe to our calendar, which will sync our events onto your personal digital calendar.  Just click the “Subscribe” button below!

Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle

Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 p.m. - Sponsored by Blue Grass Motorsport - Popular historian and former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn tells the astonishing true story of George Washington's forgotten last years—the personalities, plotting, and private torment that unraveled America’s first post-presidency. 

#AskACurator, featuring the "Women at Work" exhibit

Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 pm - "What is it like to curate an exhibit?" "How do you choose items for an exhibition?" “What did you learn about women's history while working on this exhibit?” “How has women's work changed in the past 150 years?” Do you have questions like these? If so, you may get them answered!
Image of Frederick Douglass

David W. Blight - Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom

Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series Thursday, September 10, 6:00…
Book cover showing a train in the forefront with a fire in the background. A sepia photo of Laura Ingalls Wilder is superimposed onto the image. The text reads "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder"

Living with a Deadly Disease: A History of Tuberculosis and Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Register online at filson.simpletix.com - At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was widespread, striking adults and children across lines of class and race. Drawing on the Filson’s manuscript, photograph, and architectural collections, Dr. Lynn Pohl examines how Kentuckians lived with the deadly disease, how they learned about germs and contagion, and why they sought treatment at tuberculosis sanatoria built across the state. It is a history that takes us from whiskey remedies to Louisville women’s public health work, and from Mammoth Cave to a vast complex of patient facilities at Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

Filson Friday: Researching Your Historic Home with Danielle Spalenka

Learn how to navigate and discover resources to find out about…

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2022

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 being held virtually; 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.l1620682939aciro1620682939tsihn1620682939oslif1620682939@hcra1620682939eser1620682939.

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