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Filson Friday - Material Culture: Clothing and Textile Collections at the Filson Historical Society
Friday, July 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Maureen Lane will provide an overview of the clothing and textiles found in the Filson's museum collection.



The Civil War Field Institute - John Hunt Morgan's Great Raid: Rebels Invade the Buckeye State
July 25-28 | Join The Filson Historical Society as David L. Mowery leads a four-day tour along John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid path within Ohio.



Filson Friday - Black Artists and Arts Education in 20th Century Louisville
Friday, July 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Aaron Rosenblum will explore the historical context of three generations of Black artists in Louisville.



Filson Friday - Days of Rage and Sorrow: The Jennie Bowman Tragedy
Friday, August 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Jim Prichard shares the story of the Jennie Bowman Tragedy and the aftermath.



Filson Friday: Children’s Literature and the Filson Library Collection
Friday, August 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Cassie Bratcher explores children's literature in the Filson's Library collection.



Filson Friday - "The Filson's Many Faces"
Friday, August 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Jim Holmberg will give an overview of the Filson's collection of Kentucky related portraits.



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. Registration opens on August 15 and seating is limited to 15 partici



American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism
Thursday, September 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author Skip Stout presents "American Aristrocrats," a multigenerational biography of the Andersons of Kentucky.



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.



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.



'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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