Free Screening of Rare Filson Films At August 1st Market St. Trolley Hop!

Free Screening August 1st

If you missed The Filson Historical Society's packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see it at Dreamland!

In 2013 The Filson, with support from the community through a fundraising campaign, preserved three historic films from the Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection. Judge Hopkins (1881-1944) was a Louisville attorney, judge, alderman and member of the Board of Directors of The Filson with a passion for film and photography.

For the past year Filson archivists have worked to bring these historic Louisville films back to life. Join us at this screening to see these rare scenes of downtown Louisville, Indianapolis, the Kentucky Derby, Bowman Field, Cherokee and Iroquois Parks, and more!

The films will be shown at Dreamland (810 E. Market St., behind Decca) on a loop throughout the event, with a period-appropriate soundtrack curated by Nathan Salsburg of the Alan Lomax Archives. Filson staff members will be on hand to provide historical information about the films and to share information about our current Power2Give campaign to preserve more rare amateur films. The films will be followed by a performance from Nathan Bowles, of Blacksburg, Virginia, and further musical treasures selected by Nathan Salsburg and played in their original 78rpm disc format. Refreshments will be available. Friday, August 1st at DREAMLAND 810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant) Film screening from 5 PM to 8 PM, live music to follow The event is FREE and open to the public as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. Join the event Facebook page for more information and previews!

Aaron Rosenblum

Aaron Rosenblum is an Associate Curator of Special Collections at The Filson Historical Society.

2 comments on “Free Screening of Rare Filson Films At August 1st Market St. Trolley Hop!

  1. Fred W. Kaurish

    My father belonged to the Filson Club and passed away during 1974. His name was Walter Price Robards who lived in Louisville, Ky. and worked for the General Electric Plant before retirement. If you have any pictures of him any where in your files, I would love to be able to see him. I was born in 1944 out of wedlock but I have my birth certificate stating that he was my biological father. Thanking you for any information you may be able to come up with.

    1. Jennie Cole

      Hi Mr. Kaurish,
      I did a search under your father’s name for documents or images in our collection, and I did not get any results. We do not usually have information on our members unless they have donated personal papers, images, etc., which is not typical. I will see if I can find a record of his membership and email you with any information found there. I am sorry that we cannot be of more assistance!


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