Loading Events

« All Events

The following educational programs are being offered:

Current Events

Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776
Thursday, January 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Patrick Spero shares the untold story of the “Black Boys,” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution.

Jewish Genealogy Workshop with Avraham Groll
Tuesday, January 29, 9:00-12:00 p.m. | Join the Filson Historical Society for a Jewish Genealogy Workshop led by Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org.

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.

Bud Dorsey's Louisville: African American Life Through the Years
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Bud Dorsey will talk about his experiences photographing African American life in Louisville

Blues Night with Tyrone Cotton
Friday, February 15, 7:00-10:00 p.m. | A longstanding tradition, Blues Night will feature the music of Tyrone Cotton. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sponsored by Republic Bank.

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.

Utilizing the 'Worthless' Animal: The Musseling Industry of the Ohio River
Tuesday, February 26, Exhibit opens, 5:00; Lecture at 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Kristen Fleming will discuss the musseling industry on the Ohio River and the environmental history of the mussel in this region.

Film Screening - Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard
Thursday, March 7, Exhibit open, 5:00 p.m.; Film screening, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Join the Filson Historical Society and KET for a screening of the documentary "Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard"

Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop
Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Join the Filson Historical Society and the Ulster Historical Foundation for the second annual Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop. Sponsored by Jerry Miller.

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.

A History of Navigation on the Ohio River
Tuesday, April 9 - Exhibit open, 5:00, Lecture, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Chuck Parrish will speak on the history of navigation development on the Ohio River.

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.

It looks like your cookies have disabled on your browser, this store requires cookies, please adjust your browser's settings to enable cookies to continue.