Filson Society in Louisville names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The former director of the Louisville Free Public Library has been named president of The Filson Historical Society, a 131-year-old organization.

The group named Craig Buthod as its president and CEO. The group says its search for a president considered candidates from around the country.

Buthod will take over in late September. The group is currently expanding its campus in Old Louisville, which includes construction of a 20,000-square-foot Owsley Brown II History Center. The project’s price tag is $11.7 million. It also includes renovation of The Filson’s 1905 mansion and carriage house, where the society has been headquartered since 1986.

Buthod replaces Mark Wetherington, who transitioned to the role of senior research fellow.

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