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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.



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



Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places
Monday, October 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | John I. “Hans” Gilderbloom explores and celebrates the appeal of captivating historic houses in "Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places."



Film Screening - Robert Penn Warren: A Vision
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00-7:30 p.m. | Join KET for a free reception and screening of the original production, Robert Penn Warren: A Vision"



Prison Architecture: Building Relationships Through Design
Tuesday, October 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Intern Sarah Kelly will give a presentation on prison architecture and how it impacts the lives of not only the inmates, but also the lives of the prison guards.



Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case
Thursday, November 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | MIlton C. Toby presents an engaging narrative of the cold night in 1983 when armed thieves stoke Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry's most renowned stallions.



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.



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.



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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