Although Bonny Wise is known as the founder of the Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society, she has recently become smitten with the Poldark novels - all 12 of them!
Join Bonny as she takes you to 18th century Cornwall and the story of the Poldarks. This talk will include information about the author, Cornwall, the Poldark film sites tour she took last year and more! She will speak about the first four Poldark novels that were covered in the PBS Masterpiece Series seasons 1 & 2 just in time for Season 3 to air on October 1st! This presentation will also include the first hour of the two-hour series premiere of Season 3!
A Poldark Trivia Quiz will be given and prizes won!
A Cornish Cream Tea will be served.
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. A waitlist is available at the KET site. This event is free but reservations will be required. Reserve your ticket here.
Sponsored by KET.
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.
You probably know that bourbon has a long history...but did you know that traces of the bourbon industry's earliest origins still survive, buried deep in Kentucky's woods and hollers? Join the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America as Bourbon Archaeologist Nick Laracuente talks about his work excavating the remains of some of the oldest bourbon distilleries in the region. Then, tour Locust Grove's new Farm Distillery Project, watch a demonstration of early nineteenth-century whiskey production, and enjoy a bourbon tasting led by Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer Michael Veach.
All proceeds go to support the mission of the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which has been bringing archaeology to life for audiences across the Commonwealth since 1953. Many thanks to our sponsors for this event: Locust Grove, Bourbon Veach LLC, and the University of Louisville Liberal Studies Project.
The lecture and distillery demo are open to all; must be 21+ and in possession of a valid ID to participate in the bourbon tasting.
Tickets: $30; available online here.