Annual Fund

Annual Fund

For over 130 years, the Filson Historical Society has collected, preserved, and shared our region’s story – a story that connects us to our past, our place, and each other. We are a private organization that does not receive governmental support. We rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations in order to continue our work of preserving and sharing our region’s history. Your annual fund donation provides powerful support for everything the Filson does, including historical preservation, educational programs, publications, and exhibits. Please consider making a gift today or becoming a History Sustainer by making a monthly contribution.

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!

Visit the Filson

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.l1628101320aciro1628101320tsihn1628101320oslif1628101320@hcra1628101320eser1628101320.


Brown Forman Logo
Fund for the Arts Logo
Blue Grass Motorsport Logo
PNC Logo
Cave Hill Cemetery Logo
Kentucky Select Properties Logo
JBS Logo
Stock Yards Bank and Trust Logo
The Eye Care Institute Logo