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Shreds of History, Hung on a Horn
Thursday, January 19 | 6:00 p.m. | Collector and historian Mel Hankla will speak about the beautiful artisan powder horns produced by the Tansel family in the 18th and 19th centuries.



How-to Days at The Filson
January 20, 26, 31 | Learn how to do historical research, use our library and special collections, trace your genealogy, and more at The Filson's How-to Seminars



Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom
Monday, February 6 - 6:00 p.m. | Author George Leopold talks about the late Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom in his latest book, "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom"



Fighting for My Country and My Race: Black Kentuckians in World War II
Thursday, February 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Dr. Bruce Tyler will present several photographs black soldiers and Red Cross workers and will discuss their contributions to World War II



Collecting Kentucky Music: The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1933-1942
Thursday, February 16 - 6:00 p.m. | Musician and curator of the Alan Lomax Archive Nathan Salsburg will discuss Alan Lomax and the Kentucky collections, play selected pieces, and discuss what it means for these historic recordings to "come home."



Exploring Black History Through Photography: A Tale of Two Families
Tuesday, February 21 | Filson Curator Heather Potter will tell the story of the Lusby and Plato families of Louisville through the family photos they have left behind



Blues Night with the 10th Street Blues Band
Friday, February 24 - 7:00 p.m. | Join The Filson Historical Society for an evening of blues hits from the 1950s and 60s.


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