Saturday, November 8th, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm This interactive program showcases a significant and often stereotyped aspect of our nation’s history, the Underground Railroad. As program participants, you will journey through the event as free African Americans with freedom papers. You will have returned to the South to meet an enslaved family member, that was left behind, and lead him to freedom. Meet several characters, portrayed by costumed interpreters, who will represent the different groups of people living during that time: slave holders, Quakers, a bounty hunter, free African Americans, and more. This program was written and compiled by Locust Grove volunteer and Girl Scout Catherine Bache for her Gold Award Project. The event will be held outside and will last approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.You will be walking all over the Locust Grove property, so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. The first performance will be before sunset; the second performance will be after sunset and participants will carry lanterns. Reservations are required and space is limited.Admission: $10. Suggested age range: 12 and up
The Wedding of Venice to the Sea
Ars Antiqua presents Music of the Venetian school including Marini, Falconieri, Uccellini, Geminiani, and Vivaldi. Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house. Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.;concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m.Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70. Individual concerts are $20 each.