For the third year we’re celebrating the Burrthday of “the villain in your history,” Aaron Burr. Burr was a distant relative of William Croghan and visited Locust Grove in 1805. This family-friendly event features a True/False quiz contest and discussion about Hamilton, Burr, Eliza, Theodosia, and others of the Revolutionary generation, with cake for all, hands-on activities, music, and more. Over 12: $6, Ages 6- 12: $3, under 6 free.
In disgrace, the former Vice President, Aaron Burr, headed west in 1805 on an ambiguous private mission to develop areas of the west - was it treason? Why did he stop at Locust Grove? Was George Rogers Clark implicated in his plans? Learn more about Burr's life and actions after the duel that made him notorious.
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 PM with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $6, $4 for Locust Grove members. Reservations are not required.
Hamilton: An American Musical is the inspiration for this year’s ball. Guests are asked to wear historical dress from the period 1770-1820. To help you with the dances, there will be a free dance practice offered on the day of the ball from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Locust Grove. The ball will feature live music, with dances called by Tom and Toni Tumbusch from Cincinnati. Tickets: $25/person; $20/Locust Grove and Jane Austen Society members and guests aged 14 and under (who must be accompanied by an adult). Includes light refreshments. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 7. Reservations are required; please call Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Co-sponsored by Jane Austen Society of North America-Greater Louisville