We're changing our schedule for the coming year - expanded hours in the summer, reduced hours in the winter - to suit the times when our visitors want to come to Locust Grove. We will be CLOSED for the month of January for maintenance, repairs, and planning - no tours, no programs. The offices will still be open on weekdays to handle your calls, emails, and other communications. We can receive donations of books for the book sale, book field trips, and contract for future rental events. Locust Grove will reopen for tours on February 1. During the spring and fall the hours remain unchanged: open from 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:30 pm on Sundays. Summer hours will be expanded, so that the 1790s historic house, museum, and grounds will be open until 5:30 pm every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A new series of evening programs on summer Thursdays will also be offered.
Jim Holmberg (Filson Historical Society Curator of Collections) discusses the story of Lyman Draper, who intended to chronicle the lives of the pioneers of the "First American West," especially George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. The unpublished Draper Manuscripts are one of the most significant collections of primary source materials about the history of the First West and its peoples. 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 more information call (502) 897-9845.
Locust Grove will host the 3rd Annual Historical Ball on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 7:00-10:00 p.m, in the Audubon Room auditorium in the Visitors Center. Guests are encouraged to wear historic dress from any time period. To help you with the dances, there will be a free dance practice offered on the day of the Ball from 1:00-2:00 pm at Locust Grove. The Ball will feature live music, with dances called by Tom & Toni Tumbusch from Cincinnati. Reservations are open now. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for Locust Grove members and guests aged 14 and under. Guests under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The admission ticket includes light refreshments as well as tours of the 1790s historic home. For more information and to make a reservation, call Locust Grove at 502-897-9845.