Special Tour: The Woods of Locust Grove
Saturday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Volunteer and neighbor Jennifer McCormick will lead you on a tour of the 30 acres of Locust Grove that are wooded. Learn about native species and those introduced by settlers and see traces of the past as you follow the forest trails. $9 for adults, $7 Locust Grove members, $4 ages 6-12. Free for children under 6. Reservations required; please call 502-897-9845. Meet at the Visitors' Center.
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online here.
For the "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Charlotte Dupuy: Suing for Freedom
The daughter of George and Rachel Stanley, Charlotte Dupuy was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1787. Her parents were owned and enslaved by Daniel Parker. Eight short years later, Dupuy was sold to James Condon for $100 and was forced to leave her family.
In 1805, at the age of 18, Charlotte was brought to Kentucky by Mr. Condon and was registered as his slave. While in Kentucky she met Aaron Dupuy, who was enslaved by Henry Clay and his wife, Lucretia. Charlotte and Aaron were married in 1806 and Charlotte was sold to the Clay family.
In 1825, the Clay family moved to Washington, D.C. as Henry Clay served as Secretary of State. Charlotte found a lawyer who filed papers for her and her children, suing for their freedom. Her petition was denied and Charlotte was jailed for refusing to return to Kentucky with the Clays. She was later emancipated by Henry Clay in 1840.
Presented by Elizabeth Lawson. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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 Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.