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One Day University at the Filson
Friday, November 30, 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | One Day University brings together the nation's greatest professors from over 100 different institutions to present short versions of their very best courses. No grades, just the pure joy of lifelong learning.



The Meanings of Dress: A View from the 1960s and 1970s
Thursday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Spillman will talk about clothing in the 1960s and 70s with a general look at clothing styles and societal changes that prompted changes in dress.



Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons
Tuesday, November 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author Sharon Hatfield shares a presentation on spiritualism as a 19th century religious movement.



Historic Bowman Field: A Century in the Making
Wednesday, November 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Charles W. Arrington will give a presentation on the history of Bowman Field, covering the beginning of air mail through World War II.



Winter Concert with the NouLou Chamber Players
Monday, December 3, Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., Music begins at 6:00 p.m. | Join the NouLou Chamber Players for a winter concert at Oxmoor Farm.



A New History of Kentucky
Wednesday, December 5 - Exhibits open, 5:00 p.m.; Lecture, 6:00 p.m. | Craig T. Friend and James C. Klotter will discuss their new edition of A New History of Kentucky, the standard single-volume treatment of life in the Commonwealth. Sponsored by the Uni



'A Christmas Carol's' American Roots
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Dr. Daniel Gifford shares how 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens mirrors a major turning point in American History.



The Nearly Forgotten History of Portland, Kentucky
Tuesday, December 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author James Higdon will give a presentation on the history of Portland and its iconic residents



Exhibit Opening: Shantyboat Life on the Ohio
Friday, January 4, 2019, 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Join the Filson for the opening of "Shantyboat Life on the Ohio," an exhibit looking at shantyboat culture in the Ohio Valley.



The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series - The Age of Eisenhower
Thursday, January 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | In his masterful account, William Hitchcock shows how President Eisenhower shaped modern America.



Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776
Thursday, January 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Patrick Spero shares the untold story of the “Black Boys,” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution.



African American Officers in Liberia
Thursday, February 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Brian Shellum tells the story of seventeen African American officers who trained, reorganized, and commanded the Liberian Frontier Force from 1910 to 1942. Of these men, two have Kentucky connections.



Genealogy through Photography: Exploring Family Photographs
Thursday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Join Heather Potter, Curator of Photographs and Prints, for an overview of the Filson's Photograph collection, a tutorial on how to search our collection, and tips for preserving your own family photos.


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