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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.



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.



Sue Mundy and Her Guerrilla War Against Convention
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Join Dr. Joseph M. Beilein Jr. for a lecture on Sue Mundy and their incorporation of the guerrilla: the beautiful bushwhacker who threatened Union patrols and gender conventions of mainstream 19th century society.



Family History Fair
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Celebrate Family History Month at the Filson! Join the Filson along with regional libraries, history organizations, and area genealogical societies for a Family History Fair. Sponsored by Yelp Louisville



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.



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 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.



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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