Calendar of Events

10/05/2016
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

1816: The Year Without A Summer
-Brian Goode, WAVE 3

1816 was a year full of strange weather patterns. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, with excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern United States and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the U.S., the unseasonable weather lead to food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. However, no one in the 19th century understood that events on the far side of the world were the cause of the global climate change they experienced.

Join WAVE 3 meteorologist Brian Goode as he looks at the strange weather events that took place during the year that came to be known as the year without a summer.

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.

10/25/2016
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.

10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016
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 Concessions available, historic and modern. Admission for adults is $8 and children $4. Reenactors only- to register online, go to: https://lghh.wufoo.com/forms/q409tyt15633kt/ Only one registration per military unit, please.    

10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016
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 Concessions available, historic and modern. Admission for adults is $8 and children $4. Reenactors only- to register online, go to: https://lghh.wufoo.com/forms/q409tyt15633kt/ Only one registration per military unit, please.    

11/02/2016
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Major William Croghan: Irish Warrior- Gwynne Potts
Learn about the life of Locust Grove owner William Croghan. An Irish immigrant, Croghan fought in the Revolutionary War at Trenton and spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge with George Washington and La Fayette before being taken prisoner at Charleston. After the war, Croghan became George Rogers Clark’s deputy surveyor of military lands for the Virginia State line, enabling him to acquire some 54,000 acres on the edge of the American Frontier. His marriage to Lucy Clark, George Rogers’ sister solidified his position in society and eventually brought the aging warrior to the shelter of his large household.


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.

11/03/2016
Shakespeare in the Age of Revolution: 18th Century Performance
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a selection of vignettes from Shakespeare's works performed in the style of the Georgian Period that will highlight the vast differences in performance then and now. They will be joined by the family and friends from Locust Grove of 1816, who will be the hosts of this performance and guide the modern audience through their world of 200 years ago. Part of the Will to the Ville celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio. $20 per person; $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.

11/12/2016
Shakespeare in the Age of Revolution: 18th Century Performance
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a selection of vignettes from Shakespeare's works performed in the style of the Georgian Period that will highlight the vast differences in performance then and now. They will be joined by the family and friends from Locust Grove of 1816, who will be the hosts of this performance and guide the modern audience through their world of 200 years ago. Part of the Will to the Ville celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio. $20 per person; $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.

12/07/2016
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

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.

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Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

1816: The Year Without A Summer
-Brian Goode, WAVE 3

1816 was a year full of strange weather patterns. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, with excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern United States and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the U.S., the unseasonable weather lead to food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. However, no one in the 19th century understood that events on the far side of the world were the cause of the global climate change they experienced.

Join WAVE 3 meteorologist Brian Goode as he looks at the strange weather events that took place during the year that came to be known as the year without a summer.

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.

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 Concessions available, historic and modern. Admission for adults is $8 and children $4. Reenactors only- to register online, go to: https://lghh.wufoo.com/forms/q409tyt15633kt/ Only one registration per military unit, please.    

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Major William Croghan: Irish Warrior- Gwynne Potts
Learn about the life of Locust Grove owner William Croghan. An Irish immigrant, Croghan fought in the Revolutionary War at Trenton and spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge with George Washington and La Fayette before being taken prisoner at Charleston. After the war, Croghan became George Rogers Clark’s deputy surveyor of military lands for the Virginia State line, enabling him to acquire some 54,000 acres on the edge of the American Frontier. His marriage to Lucy Clark, George Rogers’ sister solidified his position in society and eventually brought the aging warrior to the shelter of his large household.


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.

Shakespeare in the Age of Revolution: 18th Century Performance
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a selection of vignettes from Shakespeare's works performed in the style of the Georgian Period that will highlight the vast differences in performance then and now. They will be joined by the family and friends from Locust Grove of 1816, who will be the hosts of this performance and guide the modern audience through their world of 200 years ago. Part of the Will to the Ville celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio. $20 per person; $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.

Shakespeare in the Age of Revolution: 18th Century Performance
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a selection of vignettes from Shakespeare's works performed in the style of the Georgian Period that will highlight the vast differences in performance then and now. They will be joined by the family and friends from Locust Grove of 1816, who will be the hosts of this performance and guide the modern audience through their world of 200 years ago. Part of the Will to the Ville celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio. $20 per person; $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

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.