See a thrilling display of manly valor and cool demeanor as you witness the reenactment of the 1841 confrontation between Cassius Marcellus Clay and Robert Wickliffe Jr. to settle a dispute with pistols at Locust Grove. Learn about what was going on in Louisville and at Locust Grove in the 1840s, and enjoy the grounds and historic home on a relaxed summer afternoon dressed in whatever period you wish, including the present day. Schedule of events: 1:30 pm "1816 to 1841: What they Wore"; 2:00 pm Dancing in the Auditorium (includes lesson), 3:00 pm Lecture: The Burr/Hamilton Duel"; 4:00 pm: CLAY & WICKLIFFE DUEL. Includes a demonstration and discussion of firearms in 1841 as well as a narration and reenactment of the duel itself. Admission $6 adults; $3 children.
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 $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.
Learn about the past, present, and future of hemp cultivation for fiber, fuel, and food. Demonstration of hemp growing, "braking", and spinning, children's activities, and speakers and a Q&A session. Enjoy hemp-based foods at the Hemp Cafe, shop for hemp products from our vendors. Locust Grove has just harvested a first hemp crop and planted a second - see it grow! Sponsored in part by Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods. Admission $5 per car, bikers and walkers free. More here.