All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: Bonnie and Charles Bartman · Jennifer McCormick· Eleanor B. Miller· Irene Rawlings · John Stites · John & Jeannie Vezeau · Richard Young
Join Joe McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project for an overnight stay on Locust Grove’s grounds. The founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, Joe McGill is an educator, Civil War reenactor, and descendant of enslaved people who has conducted programs about the life and memories of the enslaved in 23 states on one hundred-fifty historic sites. During this campfire discussion and overnight stay, Joe will guide a conversation about the lives of enslaved people across the United States, including those at Locust Grove, and consider what can be learned from sleeping where they slept and standing where they stood. Find out more about the Slave Dwelling Project here: https://slavedwellingproject.org/ Advanced reservations required for this program. Tickets will go on sale on July 17 at 10:00 am. Tickets are $25 plus $10 if you sleep overnight and pitch a tent. Please call 502-897-9845 for reservations.
Joe McGill will speak on his experiences in telling the stories of the enslaved and sleeping at former sites of enslaved people. Farms and plantations like Locust Grove are a familiar setting for stories of slave life, and William Croghan, like other slaveowners, was first and foremost a businessman. McGill’s presentation will focus on the economy of slavery in agricultural and non-agricultural settings, as well as the insights he has gained through his years of sleeping in slave residences, and visiting former slave sites without slave residences, like Locust Grove. McGill is an educator, Civil War reenactor, and descendent of enslaved people who has conducted programs about the life and memories of slaves in 23 states on one hundred-fifty sites. McGill’s work focuses on changing the narrative, one slave dwelling at a time as he attempts to spend the night in every former slave dwelling still standing in the United States.
Find out more about the Slave Dwelling Project here: https://slavedwellingproject.org/
Advanced reservations required for this program. Tickets will go on sale on July 17 at 10:00 am. Tickets are $12 for members and students/$15 for non-members. Please call 502-897-9845 for reservations.