Before Boris Karloff… Before “it” was “alive”…. There was a young woman awakened one night by a ghostly nightmare. Haunted by ghosts of her past, tormented by demons yet to come, she took pen to paper and sparked life into her Creation—a book that has graced shelves and plagued nightmares for almost two centuries. Draw close and be pulled back into time, turn beyond the pages, to glimpse Mary…and her Monsters. Performed by Whitney Thornberry Austin. Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America--Greater Louisville Region. Performance will take place in the Audubon Room. Tea will be served. Admission: $10, LG members $7. Free for JASNA members. Pre-paid reservations required; call Locust Grove at 502-897-9845 for reservations. Limit 80.
Right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove's historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan's occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.
You are invited to join with Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, see the pony cart, sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.
Full weekend schedule here.
Sponsorship provided by:
General Society of Colonial Wars
John Marshall Chapter, D.A.R.
Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
For participating reenactors, please register here.