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Filson Friday: Researching Your Historic Home with Danielle Spalenka

Learn how to navigate and discover resources to find out about the history of your historic home. The talk will provide basic guidance, highlight key resources, and present two case studies from Old Louisville that provide a glimpse of the twist, turns, and dead ends you may encounter when finding more about your historic home.

Danielle Spalenka is the Associate Curator of Digital Projects at The Filson Historical Society and a resident of Old Louisville. Prior to joining The Filson staff in April 2019, Ms. Spalenka held the role of Preservation Specialist at the Northeast Document Conservation Center; Project Director for the NEH-funded Digital POWRR Project; and Curator of Manuscripts at the Northern Illinois University Regional History Center. She holds a BA in history from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) and a MA-LIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This event will be broadcast live online via Zoom, the cloud-based video conferencing provider, free of charge for the public.

Register online: https://filson.simpletix.com/e/53932

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.

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1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
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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.

We continue to provide remote research services; please email gro.l1601540237aciro1601540237tsihn1601540237oslif1601540237@hcra1601540237eser1601540237.

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