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Tickets for Spying on the South on May 22 are available through The Kentucky Center. Please click on the image to be taken to their site. Filson members: Enter code "FILSON" for special pricing.

 Tickets for Spying on the South on May 22 are available through The Kentucky Center. Please click on the image to be taken to their site.

The following educational programs are being offered:

Current Events

Panel Discussion: People and Places of the Russell Neighborhood
Thursday, April 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Sam Watkins will moderate a panel discussion on the people and places of the Russell Neighborhood.



Exhibit Tour and Discussion - Navigating Change Then and Now
Tuesday, April 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m. | Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky and Dr. Abigail Glogower will explore tough choices and major mid-century shifts in Jewish Hospital's history and the ways these issues have informed Jewish Hospital's more recent past.



Shantyboat Louisville
Thursday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Mark Wetherington will give a lecture on Louisville's shantyboat community in the early 1900s.



Panel Discussion: Opportunities and the Future of the Russell Neighborhood
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | The final installment in the Notable Louisville Neighborhoods series focusing on the Russell neighborhood.



The History of the American Jewish Hospital and Why it Matters Today
Monday, May 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Edward C. Halperin will explore why Jewish hospitals were created, the purposes they served, and why they are disappearing.



Bernheim: Celebrating 90 Years While Looking Towards the Future
Thursday, May 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Mark Wourms and Tom Block will talk about Mr. Bernheim's story and vision for the land he purchased, now Bernheim Forest.



Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal
Tuesday, June 4, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Historian Gregory D. Smithers will share a narrative of American Indian history in the Southeast from the time before European colonialism to the Trail of Tears and beyond.



Exhibit Opening - Breaking the Mold: Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900
Friday, June 7, 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Please join us for the opening of our latest exhibit, Breaking the Mold: Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900, curated Heather J. Potter.



Naming Louisville’s Largest Parks: Tribes, Politics, and the Filson President
Tuesday, June 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Richard Hume Werking will discuss the early history of Louisville's park system, including how the city's three largest parks got the names they still have today.



The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author James Higdon tells the story of the Cornbread Mafia, the largets homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history.



Members Only: The 26th Annual House Tour
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | Join the Filson Historical Society for the 26th Annual Distinctive Dwellings House Tour!


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