Forget cowboys – find out how the west was won for real. Join historian Earl J. Hess tonight, Thursday, February 21st, at 6pm as he discusses the logistics of the Civil War’s Western theater at The Filson Historical Society.
Keith Erekson, the author of ‘Everybody’s History: Indiana’s Lincoln and the Quest to Reclaim a President’s Past’, will present on the little known early years of our country’s greatest president. Rediscover Lincoln with The Filson Historical Society at the Jeffersonville Carnegie Library tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, at noon.
Author and historian Evan Thomas discusses his new book, ‘Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World’, as part of the Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series of The Filson Historical Society. Catch him tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th at The Temple at 6:30pm.
Join state historian, James Klotter, as he speaks on the history of central Kentucky, and presents the rich culture of the region with his new book, ‘Bluegrass Renaissance’. Catch him this Thursday, October 18th, at 6pm at The Filson Historical Society.
Uncover the revolutionary life of Kentucky’s own James Gillespie Birney, the nation’s first anti-slavery presidential candidate, as author D. Laurence Rogers presents his new book ‘Apostles of Equality’ at The Filson Historical Society Tuesday, September 25th, at 12pm.
Sporting a new book, Stuart Sanders will spotlight the battle of Perryville, Kentucky at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11th. Catch a presentation of ‘Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle’ at noon.
“Old Louisville” hasn’t always been so Old, folks. See this historic neighborhood through the eyes of one of its historical inhabitants as the The Filson Historical Society discusses the girlhood memory books of writer Melville Otter Briney this upcoming Friday, July 6th, at noon.
The Franklin College professor discusses local revolutionary, William Taylor Stott, in his new book highlighting Stott’s Civil War diaries. Catch ‘For Duty and Destiny’ at The Filson Historical Society this Wednesday, June 20th, at 6pm
Join professor and author Elizabeth Leonard as she restores this tireless Bluegrass Unionist to his rightful place in history. Stop by The Filson Historical Society at noon this Thursday, June 14th.
Join Dr. A. Glenn Crothers in a discussion of the book ‘This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War’ by Drew Gilpin Faust this Wednesday, June 6th, at 3:30pm.
University of Louisville associate professor of history, A. Glenn Crothers, will present his new book, ‘Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth’, at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22nd, at 6pm.
Nationally-renowned writer, Sallie Bingham, returns to the Bluegrass as she presents her newest release, ‘The Blue Box: Five Lives in Letters’, exploring the dramatic life of her four times Great-Grandmother, Margaret Haskins. Catch her at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 15th, at 6pm.