The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 4, Number 2

Filson Lewis and Clark Programming

Over 1700 people attended a variety of events offered during The Filsonís October 2003 programming in commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial and Signature Event.  From the scholar-led public conference of The Filson Institute to the Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture with film producer Dayton Duncan, opportunities abounded for the public to further their knowledge of various aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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Early African American Communities in Jefferson County

A quick glance at the 1879 Atlas of Jefferson & Oldham Counties shows a number of African American landowners, schools and churches scattered throughout Jefferson County. Some of these communities, such as the one centered on the farm of William Cole in the Cross Roads precinct, originated in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as emancipated African Americans began to purchase land in the county. 
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Field Trip to The Filson: Educational Programming

The Filson Historical Societyís educational programming is alive and growing.  The 2002-03 school year experienced over 200% growth in the number of students reached.  In 2003-04, we have already recorded a 65% increase and are projecting another 200% growth for the year.  The reason for such positive figures: a variety of enjoyable and educational opportunities for students in Kentucky schools. 
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1872-1873 Louisville Scenes: Recent Acquisition at The Filson

In May The Filson proudly opened its "Lewis and Clark: The Exploration of the American West" exhibit. Housed in Brown-Forman’s newly renovated building at 626 W. Main Street, the exhibit highlights the local connection to a journey that transformed the nation. Precious items from The Filson’s collection, including letters written by William Clark to his older brother Jonathan during and after the expedition, are now prominently displayed in the heart of downtown Louisville.
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Modern Views of the Trail: Photography Displayed at Filson on Main

The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South hosted a two-day academic conference this spring, May 16-17, to examine the ways the region has been historically viewed over time, from the 17th century to the present. Conference presentations and discussions looked at new historical approaches that can change our thinking of the region’s past. The conference featured historians from throughout the nation with unique approaches to the study of the region’s history. They shared their findings with a community of scholars and interested public.
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Filson Fellowships: Sarah Hardin

Louisville was nationally viewed as an exemplary city of progressive race relations during the civil rights movement, receiving accolades from President Dwight Eisenhower and the national media for its nonviolent compliance with school desegregation.
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Past Issues of the Newsmagazine

Volume 6, Number 1

Volume 6, Number 2

Volume 6, Number 3

Volume 6, Number 4

Volume 5, Number 1

Volume 5, Number 2

Volume 5, Number 3

Volume 5, Number 4

Volume 4, Number 1

Volume 4, Number 2

Volume 4, Number 3

Volume 4, Number 4

Volume 3, Number 1

Volume 3, Number 2

Volume 3, Number 3

Volume 3, Number 4

Volume 2, Number 1

Volume 2, Number 2

Volume 2, Number 3

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