Filson Historical Society http://wfpl.org en Louisville Re-Embraces its Bourbon Heritage as Distillers Return to Main Street http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-re-embraces-its-bourbon-heritage-distillers-return-main-street <p>For much of the 19<sup>th</sup> and early 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, Louisville's waterfront was the marketing center for one of Kentucky’s signature products, bourbon whiskey.</p><p>Dozens of distillery owners had offices and warehouses along the Ohio River.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The waterfront operations were known collectively as Whiskey Row.</p><p>Those businesses disappeared with Prohibition, but thanks to the libation's new popularity, Louisville is re-embracing its bourbon heritage.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 6243 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Re-Embraces its Bourbon Heritage as Distillers Return to Main Street Films (Probably) Show Louisville Circa 1940, but Filson Needs Donations to See http://wfpl.org/post/films-probably-show-louisville-circa-1940-filson-needs-donations-see <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a dearth of video footage of pre-World War II Louisville, but the </span>Filson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Historical Society has recently re-discovered three 16-millimeter reels presumably&nbsp;shot in the city in the late </span>1930s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or early </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Filson staff can't say for certain what's on the reels—the films are too deteriorated for a projector.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5809 at http://wfpl.org Films (Probably) Show Louisville Circa 1940, but Filson Needs Donations to See