Calendar of Events

04/15/2020
Living Room Lectures | Jim Holmberg: Down the Ohio and into the Wilderness
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Jim Holmberg: Down the Ohio and into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Locust Grove is going live from our living rooms for a virtual lecture series! Join Jim Holmberg for this illustrated lecture on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This epic journey of 1803 to 1806 across the American West to the Pacific had a very important Eastern Legacy as well as its more famous Western Legacy. The expedition didn’t spring from nothing at the mouth of the Missouri; and an important part of that story is the crucial role that the Falls of Ohio and local recruits played in the success of the expedition. It is a story that stretches from sea to shining sea.
This lecture will take place online using Zoom. Register by emailing Hannah Zimmerman at marketing@locustgrove.org and receive instructions on how to connect. The lecture is free; a suggested donation of $6 may be made to Locust Grove here: http://bit.ly/locustgroveannualfund

Jim Holmberg is the Filson’s curator of collections and a Lewis and Clark historian, and is a former history instructor at the University of Louisville and for the continuing education program at Bellarmine University. Holmberg writes and lectures on a variety of topics, with main focus being the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with special emphasis on William Clark and York. His major publication is Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark published by Yale University Press in 2002. Holmberg has written entries for the Kentucky Encyclopedia, Dictionary of Virginia Biography, African American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, and The Encyclopedia of Louisville (for which he also served as editor of the pioneer related entries). He is married to Ruthe and has three children and two grandchildren.

04/16/2020
Looking for George Rogers Clark | Gwynne Tuell Potts
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets will be honored when it is rescheduled, or guests may request a refund by emailing marketing@locustgrove.org. Join Gwynne Potts, author of George Rogers Clark and William Croghan, for an informal discussion about the life and reputation of General Clark in the light of her new research and revised interpretation. Clark was once a national hero whose exploits were lauded in every history textbook but who is now only vaguely remembered by most of the public. Who was he in his time and how do we understand his legacy now? Light refreshments and a cash bar with 18th-century style drinks that would have been familiar to the General and his peers. $12/$10 for members. Reservations required; buy tickets online here beginning February 13, 2020.

04/18/2020 - 04/19/2020
A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

04/18/2020 - 04/19/2020
A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

04/18/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Admission includes the Revolutionary War Encampment.  

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/10/2020
Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Celebrate spring and all mothers everywhere with this elegant and fun cream tea! This afternoon cream tea will feature scones, sandwiches, and cakes and a selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Tea seatings will be at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $25 per person; tea tickets include admission to the 25th Annual Gardeners' Fair and Silent Auction. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845. Tickets on sale April 1.

05/17/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

AJ Abdel-rahman: “‘Indeed a maneuvering business’: Child Marriage and Courtship in the Regency”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

05/30/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

06/03/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Nancy Theiss | Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River
Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County Historical Society, will speak about her new book, Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River, as she identifies museums, places and historic sites and homes that served as connections for freedom seekers that crossed the boundary from the slave side, south of the river to the free soil on the north side. According to Theiss, by experiencing these places and settings, you gain an understanding of the actual dangers and obstacles that freedom seekers had to make, most of which were life-threatening, to flee their enslavement. As the threat of Civil War loomed, the Underground Railroad became a well- connected system where many became conductors to help their brothers and sisters cross that dangerous boundary. 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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

06/14/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ron Basham – “The Games (and Sports) People Play: Regency Edition”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

06/27/2020 - 06/28/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 27, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 28, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

06/27/2020 - 06/28/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 27, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 28, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

06/28/2020
Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite summer sale, from delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s 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. Fine food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

07/01/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

07/04/2020
Independence Day
Saturday, 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 discover the Revolutionary spirit through historic trades demonstrations. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.   We'll have a small summer-reading book sale, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks.  

07/05/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Festival Prep
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

07/10/2020
The 12th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Friday
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

12th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! Friday, July 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Twilight Shopping Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020
The 12th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

12th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020
The 12th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

12th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

08/05/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

08/13/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Special members Preview, Thursday, August 13, 5:00-7:30 pm
For Friends of Locust Grove. Get the first look at 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books. 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 large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition.  Memberships can be purchased at the door at the preview, or in advance - see our membership page or call Locust Grove.    

08/14/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Friday Hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday Hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday Hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

08/16/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 Summer Picnic at Locust Grove
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

09/02/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

09/05/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

09/20/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Alana Gillett – A staged reading of Jane Austen’s A History of England
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 27, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 27, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/27/2020
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Looking for a new treasure to complete your collection? Searching for just the right knick-knack to complement your credenza? From whimsical china dogs to funky mid-century modern chairs, from stately silver to charming children’s toys, the Fall Antiques Market has something for everyone and every budget. Dozens of individual dealers from around the region will offer antique and vintage furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, tchotchkes, ephemera, fine Kentucky crafted pieces of furniture and decorative arts, and much more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission: $8 adults; free for ages 12 and under. Proceeds support the continued preservation and operation of Locust Grove.

10/07/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

10/18/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Carolyn Vetter – “Drawing Room Games…or How to Flirt at a Regency-era Party” Program and Workshop
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join 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-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the 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. A full schedule and list of vendors may be found here: http://locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair/ *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join 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-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the 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. A full schedule and list of vendors may be found here: http://locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair/ *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

10/24/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Admission includes the 18th Century Market Fair.  

11/04/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

11/14/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

11/15/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Shailendra Chopra – “The Royal Colleges of Medicine: A Brief History of Organized Medicine in Regency England”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

12/02/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

12/05/2020
Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Croghan family at home as they celebrate the holiday season and the return of family and friends! Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing. Stop into the hearth kitchen to see preparations for a festive meal. In the Visitors' Center, historic artisans will demonstrate their trades, give hands-on experiences, and sell their wares for a unique holiday shopping experience. Children's activities will also be offered. Includes a sale of select books from Locust Grove's famous book sale - perfect for gift giving. Refreshments available. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6.  

12/13/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. John McLeod: “The King and the Prince Regent: George III, George IV, and the Monarchy in Jane Austen’s Britain”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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Living Room Lectures | Jim Holmberg: Down the Ohio and into the Wilderness
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Jim Holmberg: Down the Ohio and into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Locust Grove is going live from our living rooms for a virtual lecture series! Join Jim Holmberg for this illustrated lecture on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This epic journey of 1803 to 1806 across the American West to the Pacific had a very important Eastern Legacy as well as its more famous Western Legacy. The expedition didn’t spring from nothing at the mouth of the Missouri; and an important part of that story is the crucial role that the Falls of Ohio and local recruits played in the success of the expedition. It is a story that stretches from sea to shining sea.
This lecture will take place online using Zoom. Register by emailing Hannah Zimmerman at marketing@locustgrove.org and receive instructions on how to connect. The lecture is free; a suggested donation of $6 may be made to Locust Grove here: http://bit.ly/locustgroveannualfund

Jim Holmberg is the Filson’s curator of collections and a Lewis and Clark historian, and is a former history instructor at the University of Louisville and for the continuing education program at Bellarmine University. Holmberg writes and lectures on a variety of topics, with main focus being the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with special emphasis on William Clark and York. His major publication is Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark published by Yale University Press in 2002. Holmberg has written entries for the Kentucky Encyclopedia, Dictionary of Virginia Biography, African American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, and The Encyclopedia of Louisville (for which he also served as editor of the pioneer related entries). He is married to Ruthe and has three children and two grandchildren.

Looking for George Rogers Clark | Gwynne Tuell Potts
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets will be honored when it is rescheduled, or guests may request a refund by emailing marketing@locustgrove.org. Join Gwynne Potts, author of George Rogers Clark and William Croghan, for an informal discussion about the life and reputation of General Clark in the light of her new research and revised interpretation. Clark was once a national hero whose exploits were lauded in every history textbook but who is now only vaguely remembered by most of the public. Who was he in his time and how do we understand his legacy now? Light refreshments and a cash bar with 18th-century style drinks that would have been familiar to the General and his peers. $12/$10 for members. Reservations required; buy tickets online here beginning February 13, 2020.

A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Admission includes the Revolutionary War Encampment.  

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

This event has been postponed until further notice. Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. Celebrate spring and all mothers everywhere with this elegant and fun cream tea! This afternoon cream tea will feature scones, sandwiches, and cakes and a selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Tea seatings will be at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $25 per person; tea tickets include admission to the 25th Annual Gardeners' Fair and Silent Auction. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845. Tickets on sale April 1.

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

AJ Abdel-rahman: “‘Indeed a maneuvering business’: Child Marriage and Courtship in the Regency”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

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

Nancy Theiss | Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River
Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County Historical Society, will speak about her new book, Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River, as she identifies museums, places and historic sites and homes that served as connections for freedom seekers that crossed the boundary from the slave side, south of the river to the free soil on the north side. According to Theiss, by experiencing these places and settings, you gain an understanding of the actual dangers and obstacles that freedom seekers had to make, most of which were life-threatening, to flee their enslavement. As the threat of Civil War loomed, the Underground Railroad became a well- connected system where many became conductors to help their brothers and sisters cross that dangerous boundary. 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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

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

Ron Basham – “The Games (and Sports) People Play: Regency Edition”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 27, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 28, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

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

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite summer sale, from delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s 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. Fine food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

Independence Day
Saturday, 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 discover the Revolutionary spirit through historic trades demonstrations. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.   We'll have a small summer-reading book sale, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks.  

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

Festival Prep
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

The 12th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Friday
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

12th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! Friday, July 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Twilight Shopping Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

The 12th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

12th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

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

Special members Preview, Thursday, August 13, 5:00-7:30 pm
For Friends of Locust Grove. Get the first look at 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books. 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 large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition.  Memberships can be purchased at the door at the preview, or in advance - see our membership page or call Locust Grove.    

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

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

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

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

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

 Summer Picnic at Locust Grove
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

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

Alana Gillett – A staged reading of Jane Austen’s A History of England
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 27, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

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

Looking for a new treasure to complete your collection? Searching for just the right knick-knack to complement your credenza? From whimsical china dogs to funky mid-century modern chairs, from stately silver to charming children’s toys, the Fall Antiques Market has something for everyone and every budget. Dozens of individual dealers from around the region will offer antique and vintage furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, tchotchkes, ephemera, fine Kentucky crafted pieces of furniture and decorative arts, and much more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission: $8 adults; free for ages 12 and under. Proceeds support the continued preservation and operation of Locust Grove.

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

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

Carolyn Vetter – “Drawing Room Games…or How to Flirt at a Regency-era Party” Program and Workshop
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join 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-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the 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. A full schedule and list of vendors may be found here: http://locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair/ *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Admission includes the 18th Century Market Fair.  

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery. 

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

Dr. Shailendra Chopra – “The Royal Colleges of Medicine: A Brief History of Organized Medicine in Regency England”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

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 $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

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

Join the Croghan family at home as they celebrate the holiday season and the return of family and friends! Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing. Stop into the hearth kitchen to see preparations for a festive meal. In the Visitors' Center, historic artisans will demonstrate their trades, give hands-on experiences, and sell their wares for a unique holiday shopping experience. Children's activities will also be offered. Includes a sale of select books from Locust Grove's famous book sale - perfect for gift giving. Refreshments available. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6.  

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

Dr. John McLeod: “The King and the Prince Regent: George III, George IV, and the Monarchy in Jane Austen’s Britain”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.