Calendar of Events

02/01/2017
Locust Grove re-opens; tours resume
Wednesday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

02/01/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass
-with Tom Kimmerer

When the first settlers arrived in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees to shade their pastures. That's why central Kentucky and central Tennessee still boast one of the largest populations of pre-settlement trees in the nation, in both rural and urban areas. In his book, Tom Kimmerer documents the history that led to the preservation of these old-growth trees- and explores the reasons why they are now in danger.

  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.

02/04/2017
Landscape Management Workshop
Saturday, 8:30am - 2:30pm

  The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust is hosting a workshop on land stewardship issues. Kentucky and Louisville have their share of invasive plants which are evident essentially anywhere there is a patch of dirt – parks, school yards, street and highway rights-of-way, private yards, and vacant lots. The workshop will take a look at the problem of invasive plants and how various agencies, nonprofit organizations and individuals are addressing it. Speakers will report on the latest research, lessons learned and future plans for invasive plant management, ecological restoration, healthy tree canopy and historic landscape management in Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, Locust Grove, the Jefferson Memorial Forest and other Metro Parks and Recreation Natural Areas, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the Parklands of Floyds Fork, Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, the Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Historic Preserve in Clark County as well as several private properties. All sessions will include discussion and practical considerations for landowners who have questions about how to improve their own piece of the earth or those who want to help the on-going work in public parks and preserves. Cost of the workshop is $35 for regular attendees and $15 for students and includes a box lunch. Reservations are required by January 30. To download the registration form, click here. Call (502) 574-PARK (7275) or e-mail brandi.hornbuckle@louisvilleky.gov for more information.  

02/04/2017
Aaron Burr, Sir
Saturday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

It is believed that Aaron Burr dined with Major Croghan at Locust Grove the year after his fateful duel with Alexander Hamilton. To celebrate Locust Grove's 2017 re-opening and Aaron Burr's 260th birthday (Feb .6 - 2 days following this event), Jason Hiner, Locust Grove first-person interpreter and history aficionado, will tell us about the Hamilton-Burr duel. It became a gruesome symbol of how bitter and partisan the political infighting had become among America's founders. This talk explores who Hamilton and Burr were, the different opinions they had about politics and politicians, and why their differences led to a duel that left Hamilton dead and turned America's Vice-President into an outlaw. General admission $5. Locust Grove member admission $3. We welcome Hamilton fans to come and talk about future Hamilton (and Burr) programs!

02/05/2017
Memorial for Lynn Renau
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us to remember and celebrate the life of longtime Locust Grove volunteer Lynn Scholl Renau.

02/12/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Mrs. Elton’s Pearls: Simulating Superiority in Jane Austen’s Emma
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

JASNA-Greater Louisville member and instructor of Geology at the University of Southern Indiana, Carrie Wright is back to take a further look at jewelry during the Regency era. This time, she will focus on pearl jewelry and what it symbolizes. Mrs. Elton attempts to assert her superiority in Highbury as a wealthy new bride with her possessions, including pearls. Pearls traditionally signaled the ideal woman, and the failure of Mrs. Elton’s pearls to symbolize excellence in their wearer is emblematic of the deterioration of class boundaries in Austen’s England. So don your finest strand of pearls and join us! www.jasnalouisville.com

02/12/2017
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Jane Austen's Music
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the death of this beloved writer, the Locust Grove Chamber Musicians perform music selected from the Austen Family Music books. Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.

Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70. SOLD OUT

02/18/2017
Dollhouses on Display
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

See a variety of dollhouses, period rooms, and vignettes--all recreated in miniature by members of the Louisville Miniature Club, which oversaw the restoration of the Locust Grove dollhouse in 2011. Free admission; donations to the club appreciated.

02/19/2017
Dollhouses on Display
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

See a variety of dollhouses, period rooms, and vignettes--all recreated in miniature by members of the Louisville Miniature Club, which oversaw the restoration of the Locust Grove dollhouse in 2011. Free admission; donations to the club appreciated.

02/25/2017
Kentucky Opera
Saturday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

03/02/2017
The Spring Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

03/03/2017
The Spring Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

03/04/2017 - 03/05/2017
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

03/04/2017 - 03/05/2017
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

03/08/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

03/12/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Hannah More and the Birth of the Sunday School Movement
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Landrum, Children’s Librarian for the Lexington Public Library, is back with even more scandal to share! This time, she will present to us the scandalous early days of the Sunday School Movement in England. Jane Austen was a clergyman’s daughter during a period of upheaval in the Church of England. Mary will take a look at Jane’s thoughts on Evangelicalism and the start of the Sunday School Movement, which grew under the philanthropist and writer, Hannah More (whom Jane Austen despised her books). www.jasnalouisville.com

03/12/2017
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

A Casanovian Pasticcio

The 2016-17 season ends with a literary collection of baroque desserts and trifles inspired by Giacomo Casanova performed by Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series music designer William Bauer, along with Monty and Trilla Ray Carter.

Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017
Lydia Fast Regency Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two day workshop!  Basic hand and machine skills are required. Limit of 12 students, $250. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017
Lydia Fast Regency Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two day workshop!  Basic hand and machine skills are required. Limit of 12 students, $250. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

04/05/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Distilling Traditions- Chris Morris

The Kentucky Bourbon distilleries of today follow processes and practices that have their roots in the 18th century. While modern equipment and scientific advances have improved distillery yields and product consistency so much still depends on tradition, some of which has become law. Join Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, to learn how the Mount Vernon distillery project brought the two together for Brown-Forman.  

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.

04/09/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Festival Prep 101
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For the past nine years (we took one year off for hosting the 2015 JASNA Annual General Meeting), JASNA-Greater Louisville Region has hosted our famous Jane Austen Festival on the grounds of Locust Grove. And every year we try to out-do the previous year. But in order to do so, we must be prepared! If you would like to be involved in the festivities, please join us for Festival Prep 101! We will talk about what exciting activities will be new for this year and get everybody up-to-date on how to sign up for volunteer positions. More information to come! www.jasnalouisville.com

04/22/2017 - 04/23/2017
18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

It's Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he'd remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encouraged to sign up as new recruits. (This event does not include battles - it's all about the American troops.) Snacks & drinks available for purchase. Special pricing: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included.

04/22/2017 - 04/23/2017
18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

It's Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he'd remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encouraged to sign up as new recruits. (This event does not include battles - it's all about the American troops.) Snacks & drinks available for purchase. Special pricing: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included.

05/07/2017
Shakespeare in the Parks: Julius Caesar
Sunday, 1:00pm

05/12/2017 - 05/14/2017
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 21st Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can bid on items in the Silent Auction. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

05/12/2017 - 05/14/2017
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 21st Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can bid on items in the Silent Auction. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

05/12/2017 - 05/14/2017
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 21st Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can bid on items in the Silent Auction. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

05/21/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Letter Writing in the Regency-Era + Workshop
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Long before the days of text and email, people dedicated a portion of their day to sit down and hand write letters to friends, family, and businesses. Melissa ALexander will be amongst us once again to tell us the importance of letter writing during Jane Austen’s time, as well as show us how we can write our own Regency-Era letters! www.jasnalouisville.com

05/25/2017
Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

06/07/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Dr. Ephraim McDowell - Frontier Surgeon, 1771-1830
On Christmas Day 1809, 1,000 miles away from the nearest hospital and 35 years before the discovery of anesthesia, Dr. Ephraim McDowell removed a 22-pound ovarian tumor from the abdomen of a 46-year-old woman. It was the world's first ovariotomy, and it eventually brought McDowell worldwide acclaim as the father of abdominal surgery. The patient, Jane Todd Crawford, had ridden three days on horseback to reach McDowell's home in Danville, Kentucky, to have the operation. The medical authorities of the day were convinced that opening the abdomen meant certain death, so McDowell was far from sure that the surgery would succeed. He told Crawford he would proceed only if she "thought herself prepared to die." She said she was ready, but they needn't have worried. Mrs. Crawford came through with flying colors and in less than a month was on the way home to Green County.

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.

This program is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

06/11/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Toad-Eaters
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has listed as one of its entries, “Toad Eater: A poor female relation, and humble companion, or reduced gentlewoman, in a great family, the standing butt, on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off, and all ill humours vented.” Join us JASNA-Greater Louisville member Erynn Moss takes a look at some of Jane Austen’s most notable toad-eaters! www.jasnalouisville.com

06/25/2017
Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From delicate bibelot to mahogany breakfronts... from humble handkerchiefs to ornate sterling silver teapots... from vintage plows to china cup... from the 18th century to mid-20th century modern - the Summer Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum.

06/29/2017
Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

07/04/2017
Independence Day
Tuesday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and remember why we celebrate this day. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.  In the Auditorium we'll have a small summer-reading book sale of fiction books only, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Independence day sponsored in honor of The Society of the Cincinnati.

07/09/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Festival Prep
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Help us get everything ready for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival! We will need all hands on deck to cut doilies, iron table cloths, prepare Promenade materials, put price tags on merchandise, and so much more! Refreshments will be provided by JASNA-GL. www.jasnalouisville.com

07/14/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Friday events
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival: THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA! Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817

07/15/2017 - 07/16/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday events
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival: THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA! Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817

07/15/2017 - 07/16/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday events
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival: THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA! Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

07/27/2017
Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

08/13/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Magic Lantern and Phantasmagoria Shows
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What better way to get ready for the Fall season than to learn about the SPOOK-tacular entertainments of the Regency-era! Author and JASNA-Greater Louisville member Sharon Lathan joins us once again to send chills up our spines and make our hair stand up on end by recounting the history of magic lantern and phantasmagoria shows! What would Jane think?!? www.jasnalouisville.com

08/19/2017
Old Time Music Festival
Saturday, 10:00pm - 9:00pm

08/24/2017
Book Sale Preview- Locust Grove Members Only
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

08/25/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

08/26/2017 - 08/27/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

08/26/2017 - 08/27/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

08/31/2017
Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

09/17/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Death and Mourning Rituals During the Georgian and Regency Eras
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of the passing of our dear Jane Austen. Today we mark the occasion with reflections on what Jane’s work means to each of us, but during her time, there would be a series of rituals that her family would be expected to preform to indicate their loss. Johnna Waldon, President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will walk us through the necessary customs needed to honor someone’s passing during the Georgian and Regency Eras. www.jasnalouisville.com

09/24/2017
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From mahogany breakfronts to ornate sterling teapots, from children’s toys to china teacups, from the 18th century to mid-century modern – the Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Dozens of dealers from around the region offer fine and country furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, and more.

10/15/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ask anyone in JASNA and they will tell you the Greater Louisville Region is known for their keen sense of style and fashion! To help us maintain our reputation, Daniel Townsend, wig designer for multiple theatrical productions and adjunct professor for the theatre departments at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati – Conservancy of Music, will take us through the history of hair trends during Jane Austen’s time so that you can replicate them yourselves. www.jasnalouisville.com

10/24/2017
Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm

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.

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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.

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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.

11/19/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Two hundred years after her passing and we are still talking about all things Jane! Why is that?!? JASNA-Greater Louisville member Jill Heink will take a look at why, after all this time, we are still wild about Jane! www.jasnalouisville.com

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

12/02/2017
Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing.

12/10/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea with special presentation by Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington.

You might have seen the luxurious pavilion that Lady Caroline maintains during our Jane Austen Festival. And maybe you have even been so fortunate to have an audience with her in her pavilion while she has served you refreshment. Now she will be joining us to not only celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, but to also educate us on the proper etiquette and fashion for mourning.

Reservations are required- email RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. $10 for guests and Free for JASNA members. www.jasnalouisville.com

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.
Locust Grove re-opens; tours resume
Wednesday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass
-with Tom Kimmerer

When the first settlers arrived in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees to shade their pastures. That's why central Kentucky and central Tennessee still boast one of the largest populations of pre-settlement trees in the nation, in both rural and urban areas. In his book, Tom Kimmerer documents the history that led to the preservation of these old-growth trees- and explores the reasons why they are now in danger.

  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.

Landscape Management Workshop
Saturday, 8:30am - 2:30pm

  The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust is hosting a workshop on land stewardship issues. Kentucky and Louisville have their share of invasive plants which are evident essentially anywhere there is a patch of dirt – parks, school yards, street and highway rights-of-way, private yards, and vacant lots. The workshop will take a look at the problem of invasive plants and how various agencies, nonprofit organizations and individuals are addressing it. Speakers will report on the latest research, lessons learned and future plans for invasive plant management, ecological restoration, healthy tree canopy and historic landscape management in Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, Locust Grove, the Jefferson Memorial Forest and other Metro Parks and Recreation Natural Areas, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the Parklands of Floyds Fork, Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, the Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Historic Preserve in Clark County as well as several private properties. All sessions will include discussion and practical considerations for landowners who have questions about how to improve their own piece of the earth or those who want to help the on-going work in public parks and preserves. Cost of the workshop is $35 for regular attendees and $15 for students and includes a box lunch. Reservations are required by January 30. To download the registration form, click here. Call (502) 574-PARK (7275) or e-mail brandi.hornbuckle@louisvilleky.gov for more information.  

Aaron Burr, Sir
Saturday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

It is believed that Aaron Burr dined with Major Croghan at Locust Grove the year after his fateful duel with Alexander Hamilton. To celebrate Locust Grove's 2017 re-opening and Aaron Burr's 260th birthday (Feb .6 - 2 days following this event), Jason Hiner, Locust Grove first-person interpreter and history aficionado, will tell us about the Hamilton-Burr duel. It became a gruesome symbol of how bitter and partisan the political infighting had become among America's founders. This talk explores who Hamilton and Burr were, the different opinions they had about politics and politicians, and why their differences led to a duel that left Hamilton dead and turned America's Vice-President into an outlaw. General admission $5. Locust Grove member admission $3. We welcome Hamilton fans to come and talk about future Hamilton (and Burr) programs!

Memorial for Lynn Renau
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us to remember and celebrate the life of longtime Locust Grove volunteer Lynn Scholl Renau.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Mrs. Elton’s Pearls: Simulating Superiority in Jane Austen’s Emma
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

JASNA-Greater Louisville member and instructor of Geology at the University of Southern Indiana, Carrie Wright is back to take a further look at jewelry during the Regency era. This time, she will focus on pearl jewelry and what it symbolizes. Mrs. Elton attempts to assert her superiority in Highbury as a wealthy new bride with her possessions, including pearls. Pearls traditionally signaled the ideal woman, and the failure of Mrs. Elton’s pearls to symbolize excellence in their wearer is emblematic of the deterioration of class boundaries in Austen’s England. So don your finest strand of pearls and join us! www.jasnalouisville.com

Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Jane Austen's Music
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the death of this beloved writer, the Locust Grove Chamber Musicians perform music selected from the Austen Family Music books. Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.

Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70. SOLD OUT

Dollhouses on Display
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

See a variety of dollhouses, period rooms, and vignettes--all recreated in miniature by members of the Louisville Miniature Club, which oversaw the restoration of the Locust Grove dollhouse in 2011. Free admission; donations to the club appreciated.

Dollhouses on Display
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

See a variety of dollhouses, period rooms, and vignettes--all recreated in miniature by members of the Louisville Miniature Club, which oversaw the restoration of the Locust Grove dollhouse in 2011. Free admission; donations to the club appreciated.

Kentucky Opera
Saturday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Spring Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

The Spring Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Hannah More and the Birth of the Sunday School Movement
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Landrum, Children’s Librarian for the Lexington Public Library, is back with even more scandal to share! This time, she will present to us the scandalous early days of the Sunday School Movement in England. Jane Austen was a clergyman’s daughter during a period of upheaval in the Church of England. Mary will take a look at Jane’s thoughts on Evangelicalism and the start of the Sunday School Movement, which grew under the philanthropist and writer, Hannah More (whom Jane Austen despised her books). www.jasnalouisville.com

Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

A Casanovian Pasticcio

The 2016-17 season ends with a literary collection of baroque desserts and trifles inspired by Giacomo Casanova performed by Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series music designer William Bauer, along with Monty and Trilla Ray Carter.

Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

Lydia Fast Regency Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two day workshop!  Basic hand and machine skills are required. Limit of 12 students, $250. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Distilling Traditions- Chris Morris

The Kentucky Bourbon distilleries of today follow processes and practices that have their roots in the 18th century. While modern equipment and scientific advances have improved distillery yields and product consistency so much still depends on tradition, some of which has become law. Join Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, to learn how the Mount Vernon distillery project brought the two together for Brown-Forman.  

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.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Festival Prep 101
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For the past nine years (we took one year off for hosting the 2015 JASNA Annual General Meeting), JASNA-Greater Louisville Region has hosted our famous Jane Austen Festival on the grounds of Locust Grove. And every year we try to out-do the previous year. But in order to do so, we must be prepared! If you would like to be involved in the festivities, please join us for Festival Prep 101! We will talk about what exciting activities will be new for this year and get everybody up-to-date on how to sign up for volunteer positions. More information to come! www.jasnalouisville.com

18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

It's Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he'd remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encouraged to sign up as new recruits. (This event does not include battles - it's all about the American troops.) Snacks & drinks available for purchase. Special pricing: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included.

Shakespeare in the Parks: Julius Caesar
Sunday, 1:00pm

Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 21st Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can bid on items in the Silent Auction. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Letter Writing in the Regency-Era + Workshop
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Long before the days of text and email, people dedicated a portion of their day to sit down and hand write letters to friends, family, and businesses. Melissa ALexander will be amongst us once again to tell us the importance of letter writing during Jane Austen’s time, as well as show us how we can write our own Regency-Era letters! www.jasnalouisville.com

Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Dr. Ephraim McDowell - Frontier Surgeon, 1771-1830
On Christmas Day 1809, 1,000 miles away from the nearest hospital and 35 years before the discovery of anesthesia, Dr. Ephraim McDowell removed a 22-pound ovarian tumor from the abdomen of a 46-year-old woman. It was the world's first ovariotomy, and it eventually brought McDowell worldwide acclaim as the father of abdominal surgery. The patient, Jane Todd Crawford, had ridden three days on horseback to reach McDowell's home in Danville, Kentucky, to have the operation. The medical authorities of the day were convinced that opening the abdomen meant certain death, so McDowell was far from sure that the surgery would succeed. He told Crawford he would proceed only if she "thought herself prepared to die." She said she was ready, but they needn't have worried. Mrs. Crawford came through with flying colors and in less than a month was on the way home to Green County.

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.

This program is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Toad-Eaters
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has listed as one of its entries, “Toad Eater: A poor female relation, and humble companion, or reduced gentlewoman, in a great family, the standing butt, on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off, and all ill humours vented.” Join us JASNA-Greater Louisville member Erynn Moss takes a look at some of Jane Austen’s most notable toad-eaters! www.jasnalouisville.com

Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From delicate bibelot to mahogany breakfronts... from humble handkerchiefs to ornate sterling silver teapots... from vintage plows to china cup... from the 18th century to mid-20th century modern - the Summer Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum.

Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Independence Day
Tuesday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and remember why we celebrate this day. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.  In the Auditorium we'll have a small summer-reading book sale of fiction books only, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Independence day sponsored in honor of The Society of the Cincinnati.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Festival Prep
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Help us get everything ready for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival! We will need all hands on deck to cut doilies, iron table cloths, prepare Promenade materials, put price tags on merchandise, and so much more! Refreshments will be provided by JASNA-GL. www.jasnalouisville.com

Jane Austen Festival – Friday events
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival: THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA! Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817

Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday events
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival: THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA! Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817

Nature Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Magic Lantern and Phantasmagoria Shows
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What better way to get ready for the Fall season than to learn about the SPOOK-tacular entertainments of the Regency-era! Author and JASNA-Greater Louisville member Sharon Lathan joins us once again to send chills up our spines and make our hair stand up on end by recounting the history of magic lantern and phantasmagoria shows! What would Jane think?!? www.jasnalouisville.com

Old Time Music Festival
Saturday, 10:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Sale Preview- Locust Grove Members Only
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

The Summer Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Summer Thursday Series
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Death and Mourning Rituals During the Georgian and Regency Eras
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of the passing of our dear Jane Austen. Today we mark the occasion with reflections on what Jane’s work means to each of us, but during her time, there would be a series of rituals that her family would be expected to preform to indicate their loss. Johnna Waldon, President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will walk us through the necessary customs needed to honor someone’s passing during the Georgian and Regency Eras. www.jasnalouisville.com

Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From mahogany breakfronts to ornate sterling teapots, from children’s toys to china teacups, from the 18th century to mid-century modern – the Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Dozens of dealers from around the region offer fine and country furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, and more.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ask anyone in JASNA and they will tell you the Greater Louisville Region is known for their keen sense of style and fashion! To help us maintain our reputation, Daniel Townsend, wig designer for multiple theatrical productions and adjunct professor for the theatre departments at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati – Conservancy of Music, will take us through the history of hair trends during Jane Austen’s time so that you can replicate them yourselves. www.jasnalouisville.com

Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm

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.

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

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.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Two hundred years after her passing and we are still talking about all things Jane! Why is that?!? JASNA-Greater Louisville member Jill Heink will take a look at why, after all this time, we are still wild about Jane! www.jasnalouisville.com

Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing.

Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea with special presentation by Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington.

You might have seen the luxurious pavilion that Lady Caroline maintains during our Jane Austen Festival. And maybe you have even been so fortunate to have an audience with her in her pavilion while she has served you refreshment. Now she will be joining us to not only celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, but to also educate us on the proper etiquette and fashion for mourning.

Reservations are required- email RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. $10 for guests and Free for JASNA members. www.jasnalouisville.com