The Filson Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture. In October 2016, the Filson completed a campus-wide expansion project providing space to acquire new collections that reflect our diverse community. As a result, the Filson is reaching into communities where the Society has not had a strong presence. The Filson is making a conscious institutional shift toward producing a more inclusive historical content committed to telling everyone’s history. Connecting with our past helps shape and inform our future. Therefore, a new neighborhood series is being launched in early 2019 to support this effort.
The Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and the People Who Put Them on the Map is a series designed with community input focusing on one or two neighborhoods a year. The goal of the series is to connect people with history in a meaningful, relevant way and to highlight the resources available at the Filson. The Russell neighborhood will be featured as the first in the series.
All Notable Louisville Neighborhood seminars will be free and open to the public thanks to Caldwell our sponsor.
The schedule for the three-month Russell series is:
History of Russell Neighborhood, March 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm Central High School, 1130 W Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40203
People and Places of Russell Neighborhood, April 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm Filson Historical Society, 1310 S 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
Opportunities and the Future of Russell Neighborhood, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm Western Free Public Library, 604 S 10th St., Louisville, KY 40208