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 - 8:04pm
Reaper’s Reading: Dr. A. Glenn Crothers leads book discussion on death and the C
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.
He holds a scythe, quiet whistling weapon, a graceful curve beside his netherworld cloak.  He masquerades as a “thief in the night”, prowling the unlocked windows of both the innocent and knowing.  He is an angel of the Near East.  He is the swallower of heroes.  The...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Local historian, A. Glenn Crothers, launches new book at The Filson
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.
The subject of religion is one that touches quite a tender nerve.  The human perception of the divine is a topic that has shaped our relations with each for far more centuries than anyone could care to count – and continues to move and influence our world even in this modern age. ...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Kentucky-born author, Sallie Bingham, explores her roots in her latest book at T
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.
That heady fragrance of nostalgia still lingers in the atmosphere – or perhaps it only the splendiferous balm of a dewy bouquet making its yearly cheer on the mantle.  But even with hearts still warm and gooey from the sentimental orgy of Mother’s Day (which was yesterday,...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Political Climate Change: Author and political guru, Larry J. Sabato, brings his
Join author, professor and political forecaster, Larry J. Sabato, as he shares his thoughts on the 2012 election season tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 17th, at The Filson Historical Society at 6:30pm
It’s enough to make even the stodgiest of ramrods loosen the collar.  Can you feel it?  It’s the thick syrup making your windows fog and your skin steam – the rising heat and humidity of this year’s election season.  As the apocalypse draws ever...