July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Emancipation Celebration: Local historian and author, Peg Bogert, discusses slav
In conjunction with Black History Month, local historian and former Filson staffer, Peg Bogert, will explore the history of slavery in Kentucky this Thursday, February 16th at 12pm at The Filson Historical Society.
February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on both the struggles of race and the tremendous achievements in the African American community. While the issues of race, color and equal rights still continue to affect communities worldwide, the history of black and white relations in our own...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
Local authors remember Walnut Street neighborhood at The Filson Historical Socie
Co-authors Kenneth Clay and Mervin Aubespin share their memories of life in Louisville’s bustling Walnut Street neighborhood tomorrow evening, Tuesday February 7th at 6pm.
Louisville loves its boroughs. Ask any Louisvillian well-settled into the beat of the city and they will readily identify their geographical roots within the realms of River City’s myriad and vibrantly-varied neighborhood communities. I cut my teeth in the East End, a safe – albeit...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Historian James A. Ramage presents Kentucky’s rich early history at The Filson
Join historian James A. Ramage at The Filson Historical Society today at noon as he discusses his new book, ‘Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War’.
There is more to Kentucky than just fast horses and good bourbon – although, quite frankly, a healthy epicurean doesn’t really need much more than that. It is an unfortunate fact that much of our fair and famously Blue-grassed state is overshadowed by sad images of poverty and poor...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Rediscover a forgotten Kentucky as Douglas A. Boyd presents his new account of a demolished neighborhood in “Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community”. Join him at The Filson Historical Society this Wednesday at noon, January 18th.
Somewhere beneath the murky sludge of a swamp, just shy of the capital, sits a parcel of Kentucky history swept under the proverbial rug.  Stricken with a dark melee of violence, poverty and a rough reputation, the fifty acres of brackish bog formerly known as “the Craw” or...
December 12, 2011 - 1:53pm
Members of The Filson Historical Society, rejoice! Actors Theatre performer, William McNulty, will participate in a free reception and special reading of Truman Capote’s "A Christmas Memory" starting tonight at 5pm.
Even the stodgiest of historians love Christmas!  All jibes aside, now is the time of year when most amongst us don those festive frocks and flock together in merry bands of food, drink and tradition.  All types of social and biological families unite for the glittering joys of the season...
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