Calendar of Events

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
Holiday Book Sale – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:30pm

A selection of gift-quality books in all categories for sale in the Auditorium. Buy cookbooks, vintage children's literature, decorating and design, or special interest history books for the people in your life, and know that your purchase benefits Locust Grove. A special selection of remainders selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer.  Admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children); book sale free on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:00 to 4:30 pm.

12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
Holiday Book Sale – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:30pm

A selection of gift-quality books in all categories for sale in the Auditorium. Buy cookbooks, vintage children's literature, decorating and design, or special interest history books for the people in your life, and know that your purchase benefits Locust Grove. A special selection of remainders selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer.  Admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children); book sale free on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:00 to 4:30 pm.

12/02/2017
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. Free for members of the Friends of Locust Grove.

  Historic Artisans:
Dave Phipps, Leatherworker

Doug Rousch, Penman

Ewe and Me
(Weaver)

Hellringer and Kurtz Kaffee Haus
(Hot beverages, snacks, and loose coffee and tea)

Hen House Forge
(Blacksmith)

J. Henderson Artifacts
(Stoneware)

R. McKinney, 1777
(Woodworker)

Wax Portraits
(Sculpted Wax Portaits)

Simple Soap Works
(Handmade Soaps)

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

'While Playing Skittles’

Almost to the day, we are commemorating the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. Dec 5. 1791) with some of his most beautiful chamber music. Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross is joined by Bill Bauer (viola), and Kenneth Kusiak (fortepiano) to perform Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio,” K. 498 and “Fantasia No. 3 in D minor,” K. 397. The Kegelstatt Trio is so named because it was written for Mozart’s musician friends with whom he played Kegels — called “skittles” in England and similar to duck-pin bowling in the U.S.
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.

12/06/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Louisville Dulcimer Society
Strum in the holidays with the Louisville Dulcimer Society as they bring us traditional carols and tunes for singing along — as well as new compositions that are quickly becoming favorites. Arrive early to get your seat and enjoy the seasonal treats prepared especially for you by Locust Grove’s Lecture Ladies and Bakers.

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.

12/08/2017
Holiday Antiques Show–Friday Hours
Friday, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert WAlker; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/09/2017
Holiday Antiques Show–Saturday Hours
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert WAlker; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

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

12/24/2017
Closed for Christmas Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

12/25/2017
Closed for Christmas
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

12/31/2017
Closed for New Year’s Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

01/01/2018
Closed for New Year’s Day
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

02/07/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Chris Goodlett: "Let Louisville Have Her Derby Day": Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. and the Early History of the Kentucky Derby

Run at Churchill Downs in Louisville annually since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is an iconic international sporting and cultural event. An estimated 10,000 spectators gathered at the track for the inaugural running and the Daily Louisville Commercial opined that the Derby "...is destined to become the great race of this country, and it has been suggested that "Derby Day" be observed as a holiday." Join Chris Goodlett, the Director of Curatorial and Educational Affairs at the Kentucky Derby Museum for a presentation that will focus on the creation and early history of the Kentucky Derby and the role of track founder Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., grandson of William Clark. Despite the initial enthusiasm for the race, it faced many challenges during its first 25 years. How track management dealt with these challenges and the impact on Clark's legacy are among the focal points of the program.
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.

02/25/2018
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Watershed

The Locust Grove Chamber Musicians celebrate 1818 with an all-Beethoven concert. The year 1818 was a watershed year for Beethoven when he produced his largest works — the “Missa Solemnis,” the “9th Choral Symphony,” and the “Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106.” Tonight’s concert features Beethoven’s “Thirteen Variations for Piano on the Aria, Es war einmal ein alter Mann,” from Dittersdorf’s opera, “Das rote Käppchen,” along with Beethoven’s violin sonata Op 24 No. 5 known as the “Spring Sonata.”
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.

03/07/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Joy Gleason Carew: Upstairs/Downstairs at Locust Grove: A Reconsideration of Women’s (and Girls') Work

Many times, when visiting historic homes from the 18th and early 19th Centuries, we are told to envision the lives of the people who lived in these rooms by taking cues from their portraits, diaries and letters. We compare them with other period houses, noting the design of their living spaces, their clothes and even the type of wallpaper they used. But, while these portraits and other materials give us glimpses into these lives, the often tell us very little about the lives of the many others whose service was invaluable to the functioning of these homes. This talk, coming in Women's History Month, will help us enter the lives of some of the women of Locust Grove: Lucy Croghan and her daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, as well as peek into the lives of several enslaved women and children who lived here with them and other family members. Dr. Joy Gleason Carewis Professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville.
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.

03/25/2018
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Looking South: Italian Music in the Chapels and Courts of Germany

A concert of early Baroque music for violin by composer/performers working in Germany in the 17th century. Fascinated by the musical revolution taking place in Italy, German nobles and musicians imported books, instruments, and players in an attempt to stay up-to-date. The program features examples of Italian musical experiments including improvisatory sonatas and toe-tapping dances as well as German imitations of the Italian style. Samuel Breene on baroque violin and Jeff Noonan on theorbo and baroque guitar.
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.

06/06/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Charlotte Dupuy: Suing for Freedom

The daughter of George and Rachel Stanley, Charlotte Dupuy was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1787. Her parents were owned and enslaved by Daniel Parker. Eight short years later, Dupuy was sold to James Condon for $100 and was forced to leave her family.
In 1805, at the age of 18, Charlotte was brought to Kentucky by Mr. Condon and was registered as his slave. While in Kentucky she met Aaron Dupuy, who was enslaved by Henry Clay and his wife, Lucretia. Charlotte and Aaron were married in 1806 and Charlotte was sold to the Clay family.
In 1825, the Clay family moved to Washington, D.C. as Henry Clay served as Secretary of State. Charlotte found a lawyer who filed papers for her and her children, suing for their freedom. Her petition was denied and Charlotte was jailed for refusing to return to Kentucky with the Clays. She was later emancipated by Henry Clay in 1840.
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.

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.
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. Shop small on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 for 20% off everything in store and support Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 26 for 30% off logo items!

November 21 - 27 —Bourbon-related items start at 30% off
November 28 - December 4 —Books 30% off or better
December 5 - December 11 —Jewelry 30% off or better
December 12 - December 23 —All seasonal items 30% off or better

Holiday Book Sale – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:30pm

A selection of gift-quality books in all categories for sale in the Auditorium. Buy cookbooks, vintage children's literature, decorating and design, or special interest history books for the people in your life, and know that your purchase benefits Locust Grove. A special selection of remainders selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer.  Admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children); book sale free on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:00 to 4:30 pm.

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. Free for members of the Friends of Locust Grove.

  Historic Artisans:
Dave Phipps, Leatherworker

Doug Rousch, Penman

Ewe and Me
(Weaver)

Hellringer and Kurtz Kaffee Haus
(Hot beverages, snacks, and loose coffee and tea)

Hen House Forge
(Blacksmith)

J. Henderson Artifacts
(Stoneware)

R. McKinney, 1777
(Woodworker)

Wax Portraits
(Sculpted Wax Portaits)

Simple Soap Works
(Handmade Soaps)

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

'While Playing Skittles’

Almost to the day, we are commemorating the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. Dec 5. 1791) with some of his most beautiful chamber music. Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross is joined by Bill Bauer (viola), and Kenneth Kusiak (fortepiano) to perform Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio,” K. 498 and “Fantasia No. 3 in D minor,” K. 397. The Kegelstatt Trio is so named because it was written for Mozart’s musician friends with whom he played Kegels — called “skittles” in England and similar to duck-pin bowling in the U.S.
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.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Louisville Dulcimer Society
Strum in the holidays with the Louisville Dulcimer Society as they bring us traditional carols and tunes for singing along — as well as new compositions that are quickly becoming favorites. Arrive early to get your seat and enjoy the seasonal treats prepared especially for you by Locust Grove’s Lecture Ladies and Bakers.

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.

Holiday Antiques Show–Friday Hours
Friday, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert WAlker; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

Holiday Antiques Show–Saturday Hours
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert WAlker; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

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

Closed for Christmas Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Closed for Christmas
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Closed for New Year’s Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Closed for New Year’s Day
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Chris Goodlett: "Let Louisville Have Her Derby Day": Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. and the Early History of the Kentucky Derby

Run at Churchill Downs in Louisville annually since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is an iconic international sporting and cultural event. An estimated 10,000 spectators gathered at the track for the inaugural running and the Daily Louisville Commercial opined that the Derby "...is destined to become the great race of this country, and it has been suggested that "Derby Day" be observed as a holiday." Join Chris Goodlett, the Director of Curatorial and Educational Affairs at the Kentucky Derby Museum for a presentation that will focus on the creation and early history of the Kentucky Derby and the role of track founder Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., grandson of William Clark. Despite the initial enthusiasm for the race, it faced many challenges during its first 25 years. How track management dealt with these challenges and the impact on Clark's legacy are among the focal points of the program.
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.

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

Watershed

The Locust Grove Chamber Musicians celebrate 1818 with an all-Beethoven concert. The year 1818 was a watershed year for Beethoven when he produced his largest works — the “Missa Solemnis,” the “9th Choral Symphony,” and the “Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106.” Tonight’s concert features Beethoven’s “Thirteen Variations for Piano on the Aria, Es war einmal ein alter Mann,” from Dittersdorf’s opera, “Das rote Käppchen,” along with Beethoven’s violin sonata Op 24 No. 5 known as the “Spring Sonata.”
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.

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

Joy Gleason Carew: Upstairs/Downstairs at Locust Grove: A Reconsideration of Women’s (and Girls') Work

Many times, when visiting historic homes from the 18th and early 19th Centuries, we are told to envision the lives of the people who lived in these rooms by taking cues from their portraits, diaries and letters. We compare them with other period houses, noting the design of their living spaces, their clothes and even the type of wallpaper they used. But, while these portraits and other materials give us glimpses into these lives, the often tell us very little about the lives of the many others whose service was invaluable to the functioning of these homes. This talk, coming in Women's History Month, will help us enter the lives of some of the women of Locust Grove: Lucy Croghan and her daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, as well as peek into the lives of several enslaved women and children who lived here with them and other family members. Dr. Joy Gleason Carewis Professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville.
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.

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

Looking South: Italian Music in the Chapels and Courts of Germany

A concert of early Baroque music for violin by composer/performers working in Germany in the 17th century. Fascinated by the musical revolution taking place in Italy, German nobles and musicians imported books, instruments, and players in an attempt to stay up-to-date. The program features examples of Italian musical experiments including improvisatory sonatas and toe-tapping dances as well as German imitations of the Italian style. Samuel Breene on baroque violin and Jeff Noonan on theorbo and baroque guitar.
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.

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

Charlotte Dupuy: Suing for Freedom

The daughter of George and Rachel Stanley, Charlotte Dupuy was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1787. Her parents were owned and enslaved by Daniel Parker. Eight short years later, Dupuy was sold to James Condon for $100 and was forced to leave her family.
In 1805, at the age of 18, Charlotte was brought to Kentucky by Mr. Condon and was registered as his slave. While in Kentucky she met Aaron Dupuy, who was enslaved by Henry Clay and his wife, Lucretia. Charlotte and Aaron were married in 1806 and Charlotte was sold to the Clay family.
In 1825, the Clay family moved to Washington, D.C. as Henry Clay served as Secretary of State. Charlotte found a lawyer who filed papers for her and her children, suing for their freedom. Her petition was denied and Charlotte was jailed for refusing to return to Kentucky with the Clays. She was later emancipated by Henry Clay in 1840.
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.