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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"



Panel Discussion: Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and People Who Put Them on the Map
Tuesday, March 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | This panel discussion focuses on the Russell Neighborhood. The panel is moderated by Ken Clay and features Michael L. Jones, Claudia Geurin, and Jana Meyer. Sponsored by Caldwell Tanks



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.



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



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.



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.


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