The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 7, Number 1
Browsing In Our Archives
Colonel Allen Goes to War
Before the famous cry of "Remember the
Alamo!" echoed across the American public, another
declaration, equally fervent, was heard in the War of 1812
– "Remember the River Raisin!"
Louisville's Natural Disasters
This January marked the 70th anniversary of
the Flood of 1937, a natural disaster that inundated the
Ohio River Valley from one end to the other. It was one of
those calamities that marked the collective memory of the
people who experienced it.
Humphrey Marshall In China
Humphrey Marshall is best known as one of
the leaders of the 1862 Confederate invasion of Kentucky.
However, Marshall, a native of Henry County, led a
distinguished political career before the war. As a Whig and
later a Know Nothing, Marshall was influential in Kentucky
politics and served four terms in the United States House of
Representatives. In 1852, as a reward for his service to the
Whig Party, President Millard Fillmore appointed Marshall as
Minister to China.
Voices From The Past
The Filson's Slave Narrative Collection
The Filson Historical Society collects,
preserves and shares the significant stories of Kentucky and
the Ohio Valley history and culture. In keeping with its
mission, The Filson’s slave narratives, part of the
Library’s Rare Book Collection, tell the story of slavery
in Kentucky as told by those who suffered from its
injustices the most.
My Trip to The Filson
The Diocese of Bardstown was the first Roman
Catholic diocese founded west of the Appalachians during the
early 19th century. Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget and
several other French priests served as missionaries in the
backwoods of Kentucky and at the crossroads of an expanding
Catholic presence throughout the Old Southwest and Midwest.
They also served as educators and mentors of the .first
generation of American born priests, perhaps the most
notable being Martin John Spalding.
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Photographs for Sale
A member of one of Louisville’s most
prominent families, Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston
(1858-1946), compiled a photographic collection that
showcased his interest in family, history and traveling, as
well as his love of Louisville and Kentucky. His photographs
spanned the years from 1882 to 1942.
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