« All Events Current Events The Twenty-Third Annual House Tour - MEMBERS ONLY Sunday, September 25 | 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.| MEMBERS ONLY Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost its Mind and Found its Soul Tuesday, September 27 | 7:00 p.m. | Join The Filson and the Louisville Free Public Library for a lecture with Clara Bingham on her latest book, "Witness to the Revolution." Historic Architecture of Shelby County, Kentucky, 1792-1915 Thursday, October 13 | 6:00 p.m. | John David Myles will give a lecture on the history of architecture in Shelby County, KY. Home Movie Day at The Speed Sunday, October 16 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Screening at 2:00 p.m.) | Join The Filson Historical Society and the Speed Art Museum for this celebration of Home Movie Day, featuring screenings from both collections. THE GERTRUDE POLK BROWN LECTURE SERIES | Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet Monday, October 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Join The Filson Historical Society for The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series featuring Jeffrey Rosen. Public Grand Opening Saturday, October 29 | 1:00 p.m. Concert featuring the Tom T. and Dixie Hall Collection | 7:00 p.m. Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front Tuesday, November 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Author David J. Bettez discusses his comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Great War on the Bluegrass. Jasper Ward: Louisville’s Modernist Icon Thursday, November 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Steve Wiser delves in to the career of Jasper Ward, a mode-breaking modernist icon. Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871-1872 Friday, November 11 | 12:00 p.m. | Join Lee A. Farrow for a lecture on the 1871 visit of Alexis Romanov, the fourth son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, as he toured the United States. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln Tuesday, November 15 | 6:00 p.m. | Join us for a lecture with author Charles B. Strozier on the remarkable friendship of President Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. An Evening with Lexington Vintage Dance Thursday, December 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Join The Filson Historical Society for an evening with dancers from Lexington Vintage Dance. "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote - Read by William McNulty Monday, December 12 | Reading, 6:00 p.m. | So much of the holidays are about tradition, and a holiday reading of Truman Capote’s "A Christmas Memory" has been a long-standing Filson tradition. Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. | Kurt X. Metzmeier's lecture will provide portraits of the men whose important contributions helped create a new common law inspired by English legal traditions but grounded in decisions of American judges.