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Architectural Archives Tour
Tuesday, July 16, 12:00-2:00 p.m. | Join the Filson for a behind-the-scenes archives tour focusing on its unique collection of architectural drawings. A box lunch will be provided. This program is the result of a partnership between the Filson Historical

Filson Friday - Down the Ohio and into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Friday, July 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Join Jim Holmberg for an illustrated lecture on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Filson Friday - Facing History: The Stories Behind Thomas McKenney's Indian Portraits
Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Abigail Glogower takes you between the pages of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America," A recent acquisition to the Filson's collection.

Filson Friday - History Stitched in Quilts
Friday, August 2, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Museum Registrar Maureen Lane will share favorite quilts in the Filson's collection, each with a story to tell.

Filson Friday - George D. Prentice and Bloody Monday: Scoundrel? Or Scapegoat?
Friday, August 9 - Lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Exhibits open, 1:00 p.m. | James Prichard takes a closer look at George D. Prentice's role in the "Bloody Monday" tragedy.

Boonesborough Unearthed: Frontier Archaeology at a Revolutionary Fort
Tuesday, August 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Professiona archaeologist Nancy O'Malley shares more than thirty years of research on Fort Boonsborough and life in frontier Kentucky.

A Sense of Place Through Time
Tuesday, August 20 - Press Conference, 11:00 a.m., Lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | The Filson will host the unveiling of the 2019 St. James Court Art Show official poster followed by a lecture on the history of St. James Court.

Walter H. Kiser's Neighborhood Sketches Revisited
Thursday, August 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Join John David Myles at the picturesque Oxmoor Farm as he retraces the steps of artist Walter H. Kiser, who drew 404 landmarks across Kentucky and the river communities of Southern Indiana during the 1930s and 40s.

The Pioneering Parkways in American Cities of Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux
Tuesday, August 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. David Ames shares the evolution and significance of Fredrick Law Olmsted's parkway.

Music Under the Trees featuring the Louisville Crashers
Friday, August 30, Gates open at 5:30, Music begins 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Join us for an evening of rock and roll at beautiful Oxmoor Farm.

One Day University at the Filson
Friday, September 13, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Back by popular demand! The Filson is pleased to present One Day University for the second time, with a new lineup of great lecturers!

The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century
Thursday, September 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the

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

Enid Trolley Tour of Louisville (TWO DATES: September 27 and September 28)
Friday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. OR Saturday, September 28, 9:00-4:00 p.m. | Join us for a day tour of Enid Yandell's artwork in both public and private collections around Louisville. Lunch at Wiltshire Pantry is included. Two dates are offered.

Enid Yandell: Kentucky's Pioneer Sculptor
Thursday, October 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m. | This study examines Yandell’s life and work: how she grew from a young, Southern dilettante into a mature, gifted artist who ran in circles with more established male artists in New York and Paris. Includes Enid’s Bi

Complicating the Confederate Monument: Enid Yandell’s 1894 Proposal for Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, November 12 - Exhibits open, 5:00 p.m., Lecture, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Malone will share an overview of her article on Enid Yandell’s proposat for the Confederate Monument, which is forthcoming in the winter 2019 issue of Ohio Valley History.

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