2014 Calendar
Special Events, Lectures and Workshops

Contact Info: Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville , KY 40207
(502) 897-9845
e-mail: lghh@locustgrove.org
Website: www.locustgrove.org

April 20 Closed for Easter

Jane Austen Society
April 27, 2 pm
Trade in the West Indies, Dr. Glynis Ridley

Closed May 4th - DERBY DAY

Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 9, 10, & 11
Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This annual event offers visitors the chance to purchase flowers, herbs and plants along with a variety of tools, artistic and practical gardening accessories, wrought iron sculptures, water gardens and antique yard furniture among other delightful finds.  The silent auction, a fundraiser for Historic Locust Grove, with scores of offerings from antiques, quilts and other handiwork to art, gardening accessories and valuable gift certificates. General admission to the event, which includes a tour of Historic Locust Grove, is $6, or $3 for children age 6 to 12.

Sunday, May 18, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Fanny Debate (Mansfield Park), Jackie Johnson & Tresa Reynolds

Wednesday, June 4
Afternoon Lecture Series
1:00 pm
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.

Saturday, June 7 through Sunday June 29, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Museum Store Sale
Huge inventory reduction sale. You’ll receive a 20 percent discount on all purchases. We’d rather sell it than count it! The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationary and Kentucky-made crafts. The museum store is open Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 8, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
Mansfield Park book discussion

Sunday, June 29
Summer Antiques Market
10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This annual Antiques Market features professional dealers from the South and Midwest displaying their wares on the lawn at Locust Grove. In addition to American country antiques, the show features formal furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, and silver. Admission is $6 ($3 for children 6-12). Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Concessions are available. Proceeds support the continued operation and preservation of Locust Grove.


Wednesday, July 2, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
Michael Ramsey
The First Oval Office Project

Michael Ramsey will discuss his experiences working with the prestigious First Oval Office Project. This project was a partnership between the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Museum of the American Revolution, which undertook the task of researching, documenting, and recreating a copy of the wartime private office and sleeping marquee of General George Washington.  You will learn about the 237-year history of the original artifact and be able to see and feel examples of the various textiles that went into its recreation.

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.

Friday, July 4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Independence Day

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day!
Celebrate our nation's Independence in the style of the early Republic. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds of Locust Grove.

Nature Camp at Locust Grove (full day)
In collaboration with the Jefferson Memorial Forest
Monday, July 7- Friday, July 11  9am-4pm
Drop off at 9am, Pick up at 4pm
Ages 7-12
Cost $195

Travel back in time 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 life in the 18th century for the first European settlers and Native Americans. This hands-on nature camp will take kids on an adventure back in time!

PLEASE NOTE: Drop-off and Pick-up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session.

Call the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center, 502-368-5404 to register

Craft Camp
July 16th & 17th (Wed.-Thurs.) 

9:00am-4:00pm
9-13 yr olds      
$85 per student ($75 for HLG members)

Make your own book! A two-day workshop in the art and technique of making books, papermaking, printing, binding, stamping, paper marbling, and more. Create journals, albums, and other projects to take home, and learn about the methods and supplies you’ll need to keep on making your own books. All materials included; wear clothes you can get messy in, and bring a bag lunch.

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday July 19 & Sunday, July 20
7th Annual Jane Austen Festival
10:00 am -5:00 pm
Event includes a Regency Emporium, Regency styleshow, workshops, entertainment, a four-course afternoon tea, a Grand Ball and more. $12 admission
For more info: www.jasnalouisville.com

Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
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.

August 17, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society

India’s Influence on Regency England, Dr. Shailendra Chopra. Meeting in Lexington, KY.  Members only

August 22-24
Summer Used Book Sale
Friday Aug. 22, 10:00-7:00
Saturday
& Sunday Aug. 23 & 24, 10:00-4:30
Special members Preview, Thursday, August 21, 5:00-7:30 pm
14,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale.  All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition.  Because of the volume of donations, books will be added to the display during the sale. On Sunday, all books half price, or fill a bag of books for $10.00. This year, hours for the sale are extended on Friday evening until 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series

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.

Sunday, September 21, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
Staged Reading of Lover’s Vows, Kathi E.B. Ellis directing

Sunday, September 28, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fall Antiques Market
This annual Antiques Market features professional dealers from the South and Midwest displaying their wares on the lawn at Locust Grove. In addition to American country antiques, the show features formal furniture, jewelry and silver. Admission is $6 ($3 for children 6-12). Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Concessions are available. Proceeds support the continued operation and preservation of Locust Grove.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 pm
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.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Education of Young Women, Anne Fischer

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
10:00 am -4:30 pm

Notice is herewith given that a Market Fair shall be held at the grounds designated as the seat of Major William Croghan, known as Locust Grove, six miles up-river from the Falls of the Ohio. 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, meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own militia, the Illinois regiment, as well as British Dragoons and Marines, and German Hessians. Native Americans will be present as well - whose side will they be on this year? Concessions available. Admission for adults is $6 and children $3.

Wednesday, November 3, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
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.

November 16, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
Two Film Versions of Mansfield Park, Dr. Karen Hadley

Closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Store Sale
For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For 10 days after Thanksgiving, you’ll receive a 20 percent discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationary and Kentucky-made crafts. The museum store is open Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 1, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
Louisville Dulcimer Society
The annual concert by the Louisville Dulcimer Society will kick off our holiday season. Get here early to get a good seat for this popular event! 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.

Sunday, December 14, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Gardens of Mansfield Park, Kim Wilson, author

Friday, December 5, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 6, 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Christmastide at Locust Grove
Enter the year 1816 for a Croghan family Christmas at Locust Grove. The Clark & Croghan families invite you into their home to visit and to partake of holiday cheer. The home is decorated in a manner appropriate for the “country seat” of Major William Croghan and his distinguished relatives and guests. In the great parlor, live music and dancing await the guests, intermingled with concerts by a talented neighbor. You’ll be engaged in lively conversations with family and guests. Out in the hearth kitchen, recently harvested foods are prepared over an open fire and refreshments are offered to guests.

Meanwhile, back in 2014: in the Visitors’ Center, there will be dancing, music, refreshments, storytelling and crafts for children 3 & older from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each day.

Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, or $18 maximum per household.

Closed December 24 & 25

Closed December 31, 2014 & January 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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