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!"
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Defining Events

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Past Issues of the Newsmagazine

Volume 7, Number 1

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

Volume 1, Number 1

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