November 28, 2012 - 3:13pm
Rediscover Lincoln through his childhood with the The Filson at Jeffersonville C
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 - 2:12pm
Evan Thomas brings the silent war of President Eisenhower to light
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...
October 16, 2012 - 3:58pm
Kentucky Historian, James Klotter, discusses ‘Bluegrass Renaissance’ at The Fils
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.
I’m tired.  With perhaps a little more nuance than usual, my friends.  This woman’s heart is a landscape of potholes at the moment, and I feel like a lonely body eclipsed by a gray, lunar surface whenever it beats.  It’s getting bad, kids.  Real, real bad....
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...