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Blues Night with Tyrone Cotton
Friday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. | Join us for our annual Blues Night performance featuring Tyrone Cotton. Sponsored by Republic Bank.



Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats’ 1978 Championship Season
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | In Forty Minutes to Glory, Doug Brunk presents an inside account of this celebrated squad and their championship season from summer pick-up games to the net-cutting ceremony in St. Louis.



Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop
Tuesday, March 6, 1:00-4:30 p.m. | Join The Filson for a workshop on researching Irish and Scots-Irish family history. Sponsored by Jerry Miller



A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South
Thursday, March 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Michael D. RObinson expands the scope of the secession crisis to show how the fate of the Border south hung in the balance in the months surrounding the clash at Fort Sumter.



The Log Cabin: An American Icon
Tuesday, March 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Alison K. Hoagland shows how the log cabin was a uniquely adaptable symbol and its evolving place in public memory.



The Two Lives and One Passion of Louise Marshall: Founder of the Cabbage Patch Settlement
Tuesday, March 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Filson members Linda Raymond and Bill Ellison will give a presentation on Louise Marshall, the Founder of the Cabbage Patch Settlement. Sponsored by John and Mary Wolford and Stephen and Coretta Wolford.



The Architecture of William J Dodd
Thursday, March 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Steve Wiser and Christopher T. White will give a presentation on the architecture of William J. Dodd, who created some of the city's most notable architectural landmarks.



The University of Louisville History Department Gottschalk Lecture Presented with The Filson
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Andrew Frank will give a lecture on the Indigenous History of the American Borderlands. This lecture is held in partnership with the University of Louisville's Department of History.



Experiencing World War I: America During the Great War
Wednesday, April 4, Gallery Open 5:00 p.m.; Lecture, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Jennifer Keene, a specialist in the American military experience during WWI, will examine how the war affected not only the soldiers, but those left behind on the home-front.



The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series - Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Join The Filson Historical Society for the latest installment in our Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life with Robert Dallek



The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860
Thursday, April 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Martin Bruckner will give a presentation on his book, The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860



Camp Taylor and the Spanish Flu
Tuesday, April 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Charles Oberst will give a presentation on the history of Camp Zachary Taylor, including the toll the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic took.



Political Quickstep: The Life of Kentucky's Colonel Charles S. Todd
Tuesday, April 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Sherry Jelsma will give a presentation on the life of Charles S. Todd.



Bus Tour - The Beaumont Inn, Shakertown, and More
May 11-12 | Join the Filson Historical Society for a two day bus tour through the lovely countryside which captivated many of Kentucky’s earliest settlers and enjoy an evening at The Beaumont Inn.



The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home
Tuesday, June 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Patrick K. O'Donnell, national award-winning author of Washington's Immortals, reveals the untold story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a searing narrative that thrusts the reader into the brutal heart of combat


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