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Exhibit Opening - "Connecting the Dots: Exploring Your Family History" and "Made to Order: The Fashion of Geneva H. Bell"
Friday, August 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Join the Filson at the opening reception for our two newest exhibits, "Connecting the Dots: Exploring Your Family History" and "Made to Order: The Fashion of Geneva H. Bell."

Ekphrastic Writing Workshop featuring the Filson’s Connecting the Dots: Exploring Your Family History Exhibit
Thursday, September 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Lynnell Edwards will lead a writing workshop using the "Connecting the Dots" exhibit as inspiration for writing poetry and family history stories. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Work/Place: The Design Approach of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Tuesday, September 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | This lecture will focus on a selection of the firm’s current range of work, specifically highlighting the design approaches & explorations unique to each project.

Music Under the Trees featuring the Kentucky Opera Studio Artists
Friday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. | Join the Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Opera Studio Artists for an evening under the trees with your favorite opera highlights!

The 25th Annual House Tour
Sunday, September 30 - 1:00-6:00 p.m. | Join The Filson Historical Society for the 25th Annual House Tour, sponsored by Kentucky Select Properties, Papercone Corporation, River City Bank, Germantown Mill Lofts, and Fincastle Farm.

The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series, featuring "Code Girls - The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WWII"
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Author Liza Mundy shares the little-known story of the women who were recruited to break codes during WWII.

We Were the Lucky Ones
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Georgia Hunter’s searing novel is the story of a Jewish family ripped away from each other at the start of the German and Russian occupation of Poland on the eve of World War II, and their extraordinary journey back t

Kentucky's "Humble" Gunsmiths
Thursday, November 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Mel Hankla will discuss the life and times of the Humble brothers, Kentucky riflesmiths in the 1700s.

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.

Genealogy through Photography: Exploring Family Photographs
Wednesday, December 5, 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.

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

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