November 7, 2013 - 11:20am
participate in a moustache contest, drink a signature bourbon cocktail and listen to "hair-raising" stories at the Filson Historical Society
The Filson Historical Society is hosting an evening of Beards, Bouffants, and Bourbon on Thursday, November 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
February 27, 2013 - 12:32pm
I’m really glad I’m writing about lightbulbs today. I’m also really glad human beings are going to talk about lighbulbs tonight. Author and historian Ernest Freeberg will present the glowing story of the modern age tonight at The Filson Historical Society with his new book, ‘The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America’. Rediscover the lightbulb starting at 6pm.
Nights in the city are orange. Have you seen? Watch what happens:You throw back your head and look to the heavens and the universe is not actually there. Gone are the Pleiades. The Big Dipper. No flicker of Rigel, Bellatrix or Betelgeuse. You’ll never see a...
February 21, 2013 - 11:32am
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.
There should be an impressive mustache. Something like an animal pelt there above the mouth. Majestic. Lush like a walrus. The mustache is the sidekick. The amigo. The drawn gun cocked and quivering above the lip. It bristles like a werewolf when threatened....
November 28, 2012 - 2:13pm
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.
I feel I would be remiss to cheapen Lincoln with gimmicks. What kind of ridiculous metaphor or pointless rumination can I use to make a slapdash word-painting that only loosely ties into perhaps mildly-serious literary subject matter? There are good contenders today, folks. Oh,...
November 15, 2012 - 1:12pm
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.
Yesterday I purchased my first pair of sunglasses. Don’t laugh. This is a thing. It happened. It happened at Target, and it’s a thing that I did. And – yes, it is, in fact, possible that I owned sunglasses as a child – creaky plastic items that...