The Filson Historical Society

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The Filson Historical Society (originally named the Filson Club) is a historical society located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.wikipedia
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Reuben T. Durrett

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The Filson's primary founder was Col. Reuben T. Durrett.
In 1884, Durrett founded the Filson Club, now the Filson Historical Society.

Old Louisville

The Filson Historical Society (originally named the Filson Club) is a historical society located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1986, the mansion became the headquarters of The Filson Historical Society.

Louisville, Kentucky

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The Filson Historical Society (originally named the Filson Club) is a historical society located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
The most prominent among them is The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, which has holdings exceeding 1.5 million manuscript items and over 50,000 volumes in the library.

Daniel Boone

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One distinctive possession of the museum is a section of American beech tree trunk, with the carved legend "D. Boon kilt a bar [killed a bear] 1803."
A similar carving, preserved in the museum of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, reads "D. Boon Kilt a Bar, 1803."

Alexander Pope Humphrey

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In 1884, Durrett and nine other prominent Louisvillians, including Gen. Basil W. Duke, Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey, and Richard H. Collins founded the Filson Club, as an organization to preserve Kentucky's past.
This correspondence is included at the Library of Congress archives, and is also listed by the Filson Historical Society and the Olmstead Research Guide.

The Filson Club History Quarterly

The History Quarterly
During his presidency, the Filson moved into a permanent location on Breckinridge Street and first published a scholarly journal, The History Quarterly (later The Filson Club History Quarterly, and presently, Ohio Valley History).
The Filson Club History Quarterly was an academic journal of American history (focusing on history of the Ohio Valley and Kentucky) published by the Filson Historical Society.

John Filson

The organization was founded in 1884 and named after early Kentucky explorer John Filson, who wrote The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke, which included one of the first maps of the state.
The Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky is named for him.

Basil W. Duke

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In 1884, Durrett and nine other prominent Louisvillians, including Gen. Basil W. Duke, Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey, and Richard H. Collins founded the Filson Club, as an organization to preserve Kentucky's past.
He helped to found Louisville's Filson Club (now The Filson Historical Society) in 1884, writing many of their early papers.

Fagus grandifolia

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One distinctive possession of the museum is a section of American beech tree trunk, with the carved legend "D. Boon kilt a bar [killed a bear] 1803."
Its trunk is now on display at The Filson Historical Society.

Anna J. Hamilton

She was a member of the Filson Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Stratton Hammon

Architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson has lectured on Hammon's work at the Filson Historical Society.

Ronald R. Van Stockum

He later held numeral positions consecutively within Shelby County: chairman of Louisville Armed Forces Committee; chairman of Military Affairs Committee of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce; president of the Shelby County Community Foundation or president of the Filson Club.

History of Louisville, Kentucky

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Since 1884, The Filson Historical Society (originally named the Filson Club), with its extensive collections, has led the way in preserving Louisville's history, and publishes articles in its quarterly journal.

Upland South

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The Filson's extensive collections focus on Kentucky, the Upper South, and the Ohio River Valley.

Ohio River

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The Filson's extensive collections focus on Kentucky, the Upper South, and the Ohio River Valley.

University of Chicago

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In 1912, he sold his collection to the University of Chicago.

Chicago

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However, most of the Filson's holdings, which were not part of the purchase, went to Chicago as well.