- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on June 8, 2019
Vibraphonist Dick Sisto and pianist Ray Johnson will perform at the Filson Historical Society this weekend. "Jazz at the Filson" is a preview of an upcoming jazz series presented by the Filson. Legacies Unlimited and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Project.
- By Sara Havens | Posted on June 5, 2019
In March, the Louisville sculptor Enid Yandell, 1869-1934, was honored with a Hometown Heroes banner near Fort Nelson Park at Seventh and Main streets. It was announced then that there would be a series of exhibitions held in the sculptor’s honor throughout the year...
- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on April 30, 2019
Efforts to restore a plaster bust by Enid Yandell are being complicated by the ongoing controversy over Confederate memorials taking place in the city.
- By Sara Havens | Posted on December 1, 2018
Even though each topic was vastly different from the next, the zest in which these professors led their sessions made it interesting and appealing.
- By Sara Havens | Posted on November 27, 2018
The Filson Historical Society has partnered with New York-based learning company One Day University to bring in the country's top professors.
- By Sara Havens | Posted on April 16, 2018
Last year, Insider caught up with Laura Dunn, director of the Wendell Berry documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,” before her film screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. With co-producers like Robert Redford, Terrence Malick and our own Gill Holland,...
- By Steve Kaufman | Posted on March 18, 2018
It’s possible residents of the Camp Taylor neighborhood don’t know that once an actual Camp Taylor existed on that very ground. It was Camp Zachary Taylor, to be exact — as in the 13th president of the United States. And 101 years ago, as...
Filson Historical Society panel will look at the past, present and future of black artists in LouisvilleBy Steve Kaufman | Posted on December 3, 2017
Correction appended. G. Caliman Coxe, the African-American artist who spent his teen and adult years in Louisville, labored for much of his career in the era of discrimination. He was the first black man to enroll in the fine arts program at the University...
- By Sara Havens | Posted on November 10, 2016
There are numerous documentaries and books on Louisville’s greatest, Muhammad Ali. But hearing about his amazing life from the folks who knew him best is even more special and intimate, and that’s exactly what the Muhammad Ali Center and Filson Historical Society are offering...
- By Steve Kaufman | Posted on November 3, 2016
I’m not sure there are many cities that devote as much interest and conversation to their architectural history as does Louisville. This is a good thing. It’s a good thing that Louisville has such a rich tradition, from the Victorian and other European-influenced mansions...