The Kentucky Bourbon distilleries of today follow processes and practices that have their roots in the 18th century. While modern equipment and scientific advances have improved distillery yields and product consistency so much still depends on tradition, some of which has become law. Join Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, to learn how the Mount Vernon distillery project brought the two together for Brown-Forman.
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.
For the past nine years (we took one year off for hosting the 2015 JASNA Annual General Meeting), JASNA-Greater Louisville Region has hosted our famous Jane Austen Festival on the grounds of Locust Grove. And every year we try to out-do the previous year. But in order to do so, we must be prepared! If you would like to be involved in the festivities, please join us for Festival Prep 101! We will talk about what exciting activities will be new for this year and get everybody up-to-date on how to sign up for volunteer positions. More information to come! www.jasnalouisville.com
It's Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he'd remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encouraged to sign up as new recruits. (This event does not include battles - it's all about the American troops.) Snacks & drinks available for purchase. Special pricing: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included.