The Filson Historical Society Presents Cemeteries of Jefferson County
Steve Wiser and Jack Koppel will give a lecture on “where the bodies are buried” in their talk on cemeteries in Jefferson County on April 5. The lecture, hosted by The Filson Historical Society, will examine a few of the approximately 300 burial grounds that lie within the borders of Jefferson County.
Wiser, a local architect and historian, and Koppel, a cemetery researcher, will discuss the history, monuments, and notable residents of these final resting places. This lecture will be of particular interest to genealogists and Louisville historians as it focuses on the Oxmoor – Bullitt, Eastern, Portland, and Anchorage cemeteries. The speakers will also include many family plots in their discussion.
Steve Wiser is the author of several local architecture and historical works including “Distinctive Houses of Louisville.” Jack Koppel is a cemetery historian. Through his extensive research, he has recommended cemeteries in need of preservation to Metro Government.
This event is free for Filson members and $10 for the general public.
“Cemeteries of Jefferson County” will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. at Oxmoor Farm, 720 Oxmoor Avenue, Louisville.
Since its founding in 1884, The Filson Historical Society has preserved the region’s collective memory, not only of Kentucky but also of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. The Filson continues to collect and tell the significant stories of the region. An independent historical society, The Filson serves the public through its extensive research collections and numerous educational opportunities. The Filson is headquartered in the Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum and a special collections department.
For more information call 502-635-5083 or visit filsonhistorical.org