The Filson Historical Society

The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately-supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region. The Filson was founded on May 15, 1884, by ten Louisvillians with a common love of history. The primary founder and first president was Reuben T. Durrett. The Filson's mission is to collect, preserve, and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture.


Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|88.31 Score

Financial

(3/4)|87.67 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score

EIN

61-0444690


Headquarter Address

1310 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208