The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 2, Number 3
The Civil War, Memory, and Louisvilles Identity
In 1865 Louisville was a Union city. In 1895 Louisville was a Confederate city. During a single generation, Louisville largely forgot its Unionist past and embraced a Confederate identity. The Civil War, Memory, and Louisvilles Identity, a new exhibit in our Warner A. Jones gallery, explores the ways our communitys collective memory and identity were reconstructed following the Civil War, and why.
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Guardian of History
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston, rescuer of Kentucky history and past president of The Filson Historical Society, is a man to be remembered. He was known to many as Mr.
Thruston, as Rogers to his close associates and friends, and as "Uncle Rog" to his close kinsmen. No one in the 117-year history of The Filson Historical Society has done more to build and to preserve the collections than this man of zealous dedication to Kentucky history.
Grand Army of the Republic at The Filson
In September 1895 the city of Louisville was host to the annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic
(G.A.R.). This gathering of veterans of the Union Army is still the largest convention ever held in the city.
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