This event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets will be honored when it is rescheduled, or guests may request a refund by emailing email@example.com. Join Gwynne Potts, author of George Rogers Clark and William Croghan, for an informal discussion about the life and reputation of General Clark in the light of her new research and revised interpretation. Clark was once a national hero whose exploits were lauded in every history textbook but who is now only vaguely remembered by most of the public. Who was he in his time and how do we understand his legacy now? Light refreshments and a cash bar with 18th-century style drinks that would have been familiar to the General and his peers. $12/$10 for members. Reservations required; buy tickets online here beginning February 13, 2020.
This event has been postponed until further notice. Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.