Meet the costumed reenactors who portray members of the Croghan household. Using techniques of museum theater, they will talk with you in character about the events of the day- 1816. Then join Dr. Daniel Vivian, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program at the University of Louisville, and Dr. Carol Ely, Locust Grove's Executive Director and adjunct faculty member in the Public History Program, to discuss the possibilities and problems of reenacting the past using costumed interpreters to represent real people in situations that are necessarily fictionalized for presentation. After the program, have light refreshments while you chat with fellow history buffs and with the experts. $6 admission, in the Visitor Center Auditorium and historic house, reservations not required.
Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest. Travel back more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Locust Grove. Track native wild animals, experience Native American hunting and survival techniques, and discover what life was like in the 18th century for the first European settlers and Native Americans. This hands-on nature camp will take campers on an adventure back in time! Campers should bring a sack lunch. Ages 7-12. NOTE: There will be a shuttle to take campers to Locust Grove and back from George Rogers Clark Park on Poplar Level Road. Price per child for the camp, $195; optional shuttle service for the four days of the camp, $30 per camper. Register for the camp and the shuttle service by calling Jefferson Memorial Forest’s Welcome Center, (502) 368-5404.
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.