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. Visit for a daily tour of the historic Ferguson Mansion, carriage house, library spaces, and history center. There are also three rotating public exhibits spaces and a new Owsley Brown II History Center. Throughout the year there are more than 70 programs offered to the public, everything from music concerts to scholarly conferences.
Maine Maritime Museum
Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum sits on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine. The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture.
Indoors, enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages, including Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience: a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit that will give you the sensation of standing at the top of a lighthouse.
Outdoors, stroll through the country’s only surviving shipyard to see where large wooden sailing vessels were once built.
Old Schwamb Mill
The Old Schwamb Mill is located on the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. The Mill produces and sells museum-quality, hand-turned wooden oval and circular frames, created much as they were in 1864. Visitors to the Mill-Museum enjoy a full calendar of events, including tours of the Mill, lectures, music performances, art and history exhibitions, and special events, including the annual Oktoberfest celebration highlighting the Schwamb family's German heritage.