Community History Fellows Program

jewish heritage fund logoIn 2021, the Filson received a seed grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund in Louisville to pilot an experimental new program called the Filson Community History Fellows Program (CHFP).  

Between April and September 2022, the inaugural cohort of six Community History Fellows—history advocates from diverse backgrounds and different parts of Louisville—met regularly at the Filson to explore topics and tools in historical research, documentation, and interpretation. Fellows used these methods in real time by developing individual history projects of enduring value to their home communities.  

Below, meet our 2022 Community History Fellows and learn about their work. A second pilot cohort will begin in April 2023. We hope to secure future funding to make Community History Fellows a permanent fixture at the Filson.  

The Community History Fellows Program is developed and co-led by Abby Glogower, Curator of Jewish Collections, Patrick Lewis, Director of Collections and Research, and Emma Bryan, Community Engagement Specialist. Have questions about the Community History Fellows Program? Please contact Abby Glogower at .gro.1685991944lacir1685991944otsih1685991944nosli1685991944f@rew1685991944ogolg1685991944ybba1685991944

Community History Fellows working

2022 Cohort 

Click the headshots below to meet the fellows and learn about the projects they developed during their time with the Filson’s Community History Fellows Program!