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The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series - Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John CalHoun and Daniel Webster
Thursday, March 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and d



Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader.



Exhibit Opening - Continuity of Care: Transforming Jewish Hospital for Modern Louisville, 1945-1980
Thursday, April 4, 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Join the Filson for the opening of our latest exhibit, "Continuity of Care: Transforming Jewish Hospital for Modern Louisville, 1945-1980." Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Trust and Treyton Oak Towers



Struck Out: The Illiterate Hand on the Literate Page
Friday, April 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Join the Filson as we host the keynote speech for the Futures of Handwriting Symposium, hosted by the University of Louisville.



Kentucky's "Humble" Gunsmiths
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Mel Hankla will discuss the life and times of the Humble brothers, Kentucky riflesmiths in the 1700s.



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.



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.


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