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“People, Passage, Place: Stories of the Ohio Valley” opens Jan. 13


LOUISVILLE, KY – The Filson Historical Society will host a public exhibit opening for “People, Passage, Place: Stories of the Ohio Valley” on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This exhibit is curated by Emma Bryan, Hannah Costelle, Abby Glogower, Kelly Hyberger, James J. Holmberg, Maureen Lane, Patrick A. Lewis, Heather J. Potter, and Brooks Vessels.

“People, Passage, Place” reimagines ways for visitors to engage with the Filson’s collections and invites them to think about how history shapes their lives and communities. The exhibit distills more than 250 years of history and the Filson’s millions of portraits, objects, manuscripts, and photographs into three thematic sections: Land, Water, Labor; People, Family, Community; and Culture, Creativity, Craft. Personal and family stories open conversations about important themes that have and will impact our region. The exhibit will be a long-term feature in the Nash Gallery but has been designed to stay relevant by allowing staff to regularly rotate in new items and share interesting stories found in the depths of the Filson’s collections.

The opening reception on January 13 will feature refreshments and short remarks from the curators and sponsors at 5:15 p.m. All participants must register in advance. To register for this event, please visit This event is free and open to the public.

“People, Passage, Place: Stories of the Ohio Valley” is generously sponsored by Stock Yards Bank and Trust.

“People, Passage, Place” will be open for viewing Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm beginning Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd Street, Louisville. Tours of the exhibit and grounds are free, but reservations are strongly encouraged.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Maureen Lane, Curator of Museum Collections at gro.l1718393942aciro1718393942tsihn1718393942oslif1718393942@neer1718393942uam1718393942 or (502) 635-5083. For more information on Filson events, please visit