With Kentucky Shakespeare’s Dathan Hooper. This play takes you on Aldridge’s journey as he breaks from the confines of racism in the 1800s. Aldridge, an African- American, became one of the most prominent Shakespearean actors of his time, using his stage to speak out against slavery and racial injustice. Meet the actor and stay for a talk-back after the performance with faculty members of the University of Louisville's African-American Theatre program. Tickets $10 general public; $7 for Locust Grove members and for students. Ticket reservations available in advance from Locust Grove starting May 1 - call 502-897-9845. Limited seating in the Audubon Auditorium in the Locust Grove Visitors' Center. This is the first in a summer-long series of events on Thursday evenings at Locust Grove.
Mack Cox, a researcher and collector of Early Kentucky-made furniture, will offer a detailed look at Kentucky furniture spanning 1790- 1820, including pieces from Locust Grove’s collection. Cox will present a graphic-rich, fast-paced look into the various elements of Bluegrass Region furniture, as well as its influences — which include England, Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore, Louisiana, and beyond. Join us for this fascinating look into what makes Kentucky-made furniture distinctive.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.
Join Locust Grove hearth kitchen volunteer and historic food researcher Melissa Alexander for a hands-on introduction to cooking a meal over a hearth fire as it was done 200 years ago. This will be a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience of cooking in the past. Fee to be determined; reservations required.