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Kentucky’s Juneteenth: A Public Dialogue about Slavery and Emancipation in the Bluegrass.

Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom – In recognition of Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation at the end of the Civil War for communities of freedpeople in Texas, the Filson will hold a Q&A session with Scholar in Residence Patrick Lewis at noon EDT. Join us for an audience-directed discussion of the unique story of freedom in Kentucky and how it fits in to national commemoration and memory of the collapse of the slave system across the United States. Lewis is a published author and speaker on the history of enslavement and freedom in Kentucky during the era of the Civil War. He brings fifteen years of experience in public history interpreting issues of race in classrooms, programs, exhibits, and publications at the National Park Service, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Filson. 

Register online here: https://filson.simpletix.com/e/53931

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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.

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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.

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