September 20, 2012 - 3:42pm
Author D. Laurence Rogers presents the unknown hero of anti-slavery at The Filso
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.
Ahh…the change of sweeter air.  We have been feasting on a tremendous spread of glorious weather as the transition into the Autumn-time inches closer.  The suffocating stranglehold of summer humidity has gracefully loosened into the effervescent tides of cool, rich air and soft...
September 10, 2012 - 4:10pm
Stuart Sanders brings the Civil War battlefield to light at The Filson
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.
We don’t live in a war zone.  Of course the semantics of this statement could be easily argued for the alternative depending how the parameters of “war zone” are defined, but, for all intents and purposes, it can be agreed that our current River City landscape is free of any...
July 20, 2012 - 12:54pm
'History Detectives' episode filmed in Kentucky set to air next week
An episode of the PBS series 'History Detectives' that was filmed at the Kentucky Historical Society will air on Tuesday, July 24th.
On Tuesday, July 24th, at 8:00 pm a new episode of the popular PBS series History Detectives will feature a segment filmed in Kentucky. The segment was filmed at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) located in Frankfort and it highlights two Civil War-era Deringer pistols that were traced to the...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Elizabeth Leonard presents the story of Civil War Kentuckian Joseph Holt with ‘
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.
The Civil War is a subject often broached by the minds of both creatives and historians.  Stories of undaunted heroism gleam in gritty glory on the silver screen, fill the pages of historical fiction and create endless towers of impressive biographies, histories and scholarly examinations in...
July 29, 2012 - 8:05pm
On Saturday February 4, 2012, after four years of collaborating with historians and research, the Carnegie Center for Art and History is unveiled “Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols.”
Lucy Higgs Nichols, a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War and The Spanish American War, was also a brave female who escaped from slavery in 1862.  After the Civil War, Nichols moved New Albany, Indiana and worked with the men of the 23rd Division Volunteers. She was...