December 12, 2011 - 11:58am
This is not Pottery Barn. Join Warren and Julie Payne as they present their new book, "Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery", at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow at noon.
The art of sculpting clay into usable form by hand is perhaps one of our oldest human traditions.  Buried underneath the top layer of our concrete and technological modern detritus are the collected shards of our hand-formed story, hidden in the dirt.  We make things well; we are a breed...
November 18, 2011 - 12:21pm
As part of The Filson’s Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series, Adam Goodheart will speak at Ballard High School this Sunday, November 20th, presenting a picture of America in battle in his new book, "1861: The Civil War Awakening".
We have all seen the stark, haunting photos from the Civil War battle fields.  The bodies of men lay strewn across a plain where their corpses dot the landscape like ragged, misshapen hillocks.  “Surgery” was swift, brutal and mostly fatal; stoic amputees pose with their...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Join former Kentucky Poet Laureate, Richard Taylor, at The Filson Historical Society on Wednesday, November 16th, for a discussion on the life of Audubon, the inspiration for Taylor’s newest poetry collection, Rare Birds: Sonnets on the Life of James John Audubon.
Feathers are having a moment.  The popularity of the bird and its instruments of flight is evident from its presence in everything from décor motifs to the hair extensions of the hip.  Birds are, indeed, beautiful little creatures.  They populate our gardens and greet our mornings...
November 8, 2011 - 11:15am
Explore Louisville's history through the eyes of brick and mortar. Winfrey Blackburn and R. Scott Gill will show off their look book of historic homes at The Filson Historical Society this Thursday, November 10th.
For those of us who live our days surrounded by the pocket doors and sky high ceilings of Ye Olde Louisville, we are well aware that our walls can, in fact, talk.  For not only do they creak and groan and snap as all houses tend to do, their plaster walls, brass keyholes and ornate fireplaces...
September 21, 2011 - 10:30am
Join former NPR host, Bob Edwards, as he promotes his new memoir A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio at The Filson Historical Society, Thursday, September 22nd
To a child, the drive from one end of the city to the other can seem a long and tedious journey.  Time is so very relative to us when we are young; those twenty minutes spent listlessly watching trees meld into a solid green line along the road might as well be hours long.  This effect...
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