Calendar of Events

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

Beethoven in the Parlor

The Locust Grove Chamber Musicians celebrate 1817 with an all-Beethoven concert. The year 1817 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. Pre-paid reservations required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

03/01/2018
The Spring Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Special Members' Preview, Thursday, March 1, 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. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. 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. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

03/02/2018
The Spring Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Open late on Friday until 7:00 with light refreshments - come after work! Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

03/03/2018 - 03/04/2018
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The region's best book sale! 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Special discounts on Sunday. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

03/03/2018 - 03/04/2018
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The region's best book sale! 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Special discounts on Sunday. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

03/07/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 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, they 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 Carew is 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.

03/15/2018 - 03/16/2018
Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming & Exhibits
Thursday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

*Register before Feb. 15 for $40 off!* Hosted by the American Association for State and Local History. This in-person workshop in Louisville, KY, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
Cost: $230 AASLH Members/$345 Nonmembers
Register and learn more here.

03/15/2018 - 03/16/2018
Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming & Exhibits
Thursday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

*Register before Feb. 15 for $40 off!* Hosted by the American Association for State and Local History. This in-person workshop in Louisville, KY, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
Cost: $230 AASLH Members/$345 Nonmembers
Register and learn more here.

03/17/2018
Tom Owen: Louisville’s Irish Catholic Newcomers: Early Confrontation and Conflict —A St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Talk
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a special party with tasty Irish treats and tea to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Locust Grove's Irish-born founder, William Croghan. Local historian Tom Owen will present "Louisville's Irish Catholic Newcomers: Early Confrontation and Conflict", speaking on the Irish in Louisville and the Bloody Monday Riots of 1855. Tea will follow. Pre-paid reservations required; call 897-9845. Limit 90. Admission $15; $10 for members.

03/18/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jessica Williams — Anne Elliot & the Highly Sensitive Person
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

03/24/2018
First Person Interpreter Auditions
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Historic Locust Grove is holding open auditions for volunteer living history performers for our First Person Interpreter program. First Person Interpreters interact with Locust Grove guests in character as residents and visitors to Locust Grove in the year 1816. Interpreters will participate in different Locust Grove events throughout the year including our Fourth of July Open House and Christmastide event in December.
Auditions will consist of a monologue as well as some improvisational activities. Monologues will be provided when your audition is scheduled.
This program has a set cast list. While we encourage everyone to audition, as with any audition process, we cannot guarantee you a place in the cast.
This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Auditions may only be scheduled through email with Brian Cushing. To schedule an audition slot, please contact Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.
We are currently casting the following roles.
The ages listed are the age of the person in the year 1816 when the program takes place. We will cast within a reasonable range of that age.
Male: William Croghan, Jr. (age 22); George Croghan (age 25); George Rogers Clark Floyd (age 27); Zachary Taylor (age 32); Thomas Bullitt (age 39); John Gwathmey (age 42); Dr. Richard Ferguson (age 47); Judge Fortunatus Cosby (age 49); Aaron Fontaine (age 63); General George Rogers Clark (age 64); Richard Clough Anderson (age 66); Richard Taylor (age 70)
Female: Eloise Bullitt (age 6); Ann ‘Nancy’ Thruston (age 17); Eliza Sydnor Cosby (age 17); Sarah Bailey Taylor (Age 17); Catherine "Kitty" Tompkins Gwathmey (age 21); Frances 'Fanny' Matilda Gwathmey Skidmore (later jones) - (age 23); Peggy Taylor (age 28); Sarah Tevis Floyd (age 29); Sara Marshall Anderson (age 37); Elizabeth Thruston Fontaine (age 45)
* We are also seeking regular volunteers who are interested in training to demonstrate period skills and trades such as hearth cooking at special events.
This list was compiled from prominent individuals connected to Locust Grove in 1816. If you have researched another figure whom you believe was a part of the story at Locust Grove in 1816 and should be on this cast, we are always interested in hearing your ideas.
Interpreters will receive training throughout the year in the history of the period and the family, as well as workshops on period language and manners, physical characterization and improvisation, and clothing of the period. Participants must complete three workshops before they appear in character and six workshops in their first year of the program.
Participants will work with Locust Grove to create appropriate clothes for the year 1816. All historic clothing for this program must pass approval prior to participation. Costumes may be available for first-year participants but this is not guaranteed.
For more information on Locust Grove please visit www.locustgrove.org or https://locustgrovelouisville.wordpress.com/ or email Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.

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. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

04/04/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Steve Wiser: Louisville Then And Now
Steve Wiser will present images of how Louisville appeared over the past 100 years as compared to what these same locations look like today, offering a fascinating juxtaposition of how the streetscapes and culture have changed. 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.

04/15/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Melissa Alexander — Juleps with Jane: Alcoholic Beverages in Austen’s Regency England
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

04/21/2018 - 04/22/2018
Lydia Fast Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two-day workshop! Basic hand and machine skills are required. Saturday, April 21, 9:30am – 5pm; Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am – 3:30pm. Limit of 12 students, $250. Half deposit due one month in advance, along with bonnet choice and head measurement. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

04/21/2018 - 04/22/2018
Lydia Fast Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two-day workshop! Basic hand and machine skills are required. Saturday, April 21, 9:30am – 5pm; Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am – 3:30pm. Limit of 12 students, $250. Half deposit due one month in advance, along with bonnet choice and head measurement. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

04/21/2018 - 04/22/2018
18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Spend Thunder Weekend in 18th-century style as George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment settles into their Louisville camp, with musket demonstrations, a memorial to George Rogers Clark, and recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Tour the camp to talk to soldiers, visit the regiment's surgeon, learn new recipes in the hearth kitchen, and more! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

04/21/2018 - 04/22/2018
18th Century Thunder – A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Spend Thunder Weekend in 18th-century style as George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment settles into their Louisville camp, with musket demonstrations, a memorial to George Rogers Clark, and recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Tour the camp to talk to soldiers, visit the regiment's surgeon, learn new recipes in the hearth kitchen, and more! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

05/11/2018 - 05/13/2018
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials and bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

05/11/2018 - 05/13/2018
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials and bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

05/11/2018 - 05/13/2018
Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials and bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Camp Shakespeare
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Camp Shakespeare
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Camp Shakespeare
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Camp Shakespeare
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
Camp Shakespeare
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

06/06/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 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.

06/10/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Carrie Wright: Lyme Regis: A Place of Revelation for Jane Austen and Anne Elliot
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

06/24/2018
Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From delicate bibelot to mahogany breakfronts... from humble handkerchiefs to ornate sterling silver teapots... from vintage plows to china cup... from the 18th century to mid-20th century modern - the Summer Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Fine food & drink. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

07/04/2018
Independence Day
Wednesday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

07/08/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Festival Prep
Help us get everything ready for the 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival! We will need all hands on deck to cut doilies, iron table cloths, prepare Promenade materials, put price tags on merchandise, and so much more! Refreshments will be provided by JASNA-GL. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

07/11/2018
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.

07/13/2018
The 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Friday
Friday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

10th Annual Jane Austen Festival
The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America!
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Friday, July 13, 4:00-11:00 p.m.
Twilight Shopping
Celebrating Persuasion: 200 Years of Piercing Souls. This is our Friday Evening Twilight Shopping event with early access to the Shoppes of Meryton, special Friday Evening food, and a NEW staged reading of Persuasion for entertainment. Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. 
Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com 
 Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.

07/14/2018 - 07/15/2018
The 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

10th Annual Jane Austen Festival
The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America!
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Celebrating Persuasion: 200 Years of Piercing Souls. We will have special speakers and presentations, Four Course Afternoon Tea, Workshops, Shoppes of Meryton, Royal Navy Encampment, and The Grand Ball. Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival.

07/14/2018 - 07/15/2018
The 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

10th Annual Jane Austen Festival
The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America!
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Celebrating Persuasion: 200 Years of Piercing Souls. We will have special speakers and presentations, Four Course Afternoon Tea, Workshops, Shoppes of Meryton, Royal Navy Encampment, and The Grand Ball. Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival.

07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

08/01/2018
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.

08/12/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Picnic
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

08/16/2018
The Summer Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Special members Preview, Thursday, March 1, 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.

08/17/2018
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.

08/18/2018 - 08/19/2018
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.

08/18/2018 - 08/19/2018
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.

08/25/2018
Watershed Music Festival
Saturday, 10:00am - 9:00pm

Watershed is a music and advocacy festival featuring bands and performers of Kentucky traditional music styles from Kentucky and beyond, like Old Time, Appalachian, Blues, R & B, Jug Band, Bluegrass, and more! Sponsored by local non-profit Luminary, Watershed uses music and advocacy partners to promote conversation and ideas in the areas of sustainability, diversity, social justice, and water quality.

For more information, visit Watershed Festival online here.

09/05/2018
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.

09/09/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ron Basham: “…A few compliments to the Navy…”: The British Navy During the Georgian and Regency Era
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

09/30/2018
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.

10/03/2018
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.

10/14/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Landrum: Anne Elliot’s Nephews: The Daily Life of Children in Regency England
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
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. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.

10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
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. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.

11/07/2018
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.

11/11/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Susan Byars: “She glorified in being a sailor’s wife…”: Regency Women and His Majesty’s Navy
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

12/05/2018
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.

12/08/2018
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.  

12/09/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Dining with Jane Austen
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Beethoven in the Parlor

The Locust Grove Chamber Musicians celebrate 1817 with an all-Beethoven concert. The year 1817 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. Pre-paid reservations required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

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

Special Members' Preview, Thursday, March 1, 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. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. 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. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

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

20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Open late on Friday until 7:00 with light refreshments - come after work! Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

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

The region's best book sale! 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Special discounts on Sunday. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: ABF Freight Bonnie and Charles Bartman Donors “in memory of Marty Ely” Sally & Charles Lehman  Jennifer McCormick Eleanor B. Miller Irene Rawlings Lynn S. Renau Memorial Fund Jeannie and John Vezeau

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 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, they 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 Carew is 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.

Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming & Exhibits
Thursday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

*Register before Feb. 15 for $40 off!* Hosted by the American Association for State and Local History. This in-person workshop in Louisville, KY, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
Cost: $230 AASLH Members/$345 Nonmembers
Register and learn more here.

Tom Owen: Louisville’s Irish Catholic Newcomers: Early Confrontation and Conflict —A St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Talk
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a special party with tasty Irish treats and tea to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Locust Grove's Irish-born founder, William Croghan. Local historian Tom Owen will present "Louisville's Irish Catholic Newcomers: Early Confrontation and Conflict", speaking on the Irish in Louisville and the Bloody Monday Riots of 1855. Tea will follow. Pre-paid reservations required; call 897-9845. Limit 90. Admission $15; $10 for members.

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

Jessica Williams — Anne Elliot & the Highly Sensitive Person
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

First Person Interpreter Auditions
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Historic Locust Grove is holding open auditions for volunteer living history performers for our First Person Interpreter program. First Person Interpreters interact with Locust Grove guests in character as residents and visitors to Locust Grove in the year 1816. Interpreters will participate in different Locust Grove events throughout the year including our Fourth of July Open House and Christmastide event in December.
Auditions will consist of a monologue as well as some improvisational activities. Monologues will be provided when your audition is scheduled.
This program has a set cast list. While we encourage everyone to audition, as with any audition process, we cannot guarantee you a place in the cast.
This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Auditions may only be scheduled through email with Brian Cushing. To schedule an audition slot, please contact Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.
We are currently casting the following roles.
The ages listed are the age of the person in the year 1816 when the program takes place. We will cast within a reasonable range of that age.
Male: William Croghan, Jr. (age 22); George Croghan (age 25); George Rogers Clark Floyd (age 27); Zachary Taylor (age 32); Thomas Bullitt (age 39); John Gwathmey (age 42); Dr. Richard Ferguson (age 47); Judge Fortunatus Cosby (age 49); Aaron Fontaine (age 63); General George Rogers Clark (age 64); Richard Clough Anderson (age 66); Richard Taylor (age 70)
Female: Eloise Bullitt (age 6); Ann ‘Nancy’ Thruston (age 17); Eliza Sydnor Cosby (age 17); Sarah Bailey Taylor (Age 17); Catherine "Kitty" Tompkins Gwathmey (age 21); Frances 'Fanny' Matilda Gwathmey Skidmore (later jones) - (age 23); Peggy Taylor (age 28); Sarah Tevis Floyd (age 29); Sara Marshall Anderson (age 37); Elizabeth Thruston Fontaine (age 45)
* We are also seeking regular volunteers who are interested in training to demonstrate period skills and trades such as hearth cooking at special events.
This list was compiled from prominent individuals connected to Locust Grove in 1816. If you have researched another figure whom you believe was a part of the story at Locust Grove in 1816 and should be on this cast, we are always interested in hearing your ideas.
Interpreters will receive training throughout the year in the history of the period and the family, as well as workshops on period language and manners, physical characterization and improvisation, and clothing of the period. Participants must complete three workshops before they appear in character and six workshops in their first year of the program.
Participants will work with Locust Grove to create appropriate clothes for the year 1816. All historic clothing for this program must pass approval prior to participation. Costumes may be available for first-year participants but this is not guaranteed.
For more information on Locust Grove please visit www.locustgrove.org or https://locustgrovelouisville.wordpress.com/ or email Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.

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. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845.
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 - 3:00pm

Steve Wiser: Louisville Then And Now
Steve Wiser will present images of how Louisville appeared over the past 100 years as compared to what these same locations look like today, offering a fascinating juxtaposition of how the streetscapes and culture have changed. 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

Melissa Alexander — Juleps with Jane: Alcoholic Beverages in Austen’s Regency England
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

Lydia Fast Bonnet Workshop
Saturday - Sunday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Learn Lydia Fast's techniques for flat pattern buckram bonnets in this two-day workshop! Basic hand and machine skills are required. Saturday, April 21, 9:30am – 5pm; Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am – 3:30pm. Limit of 12 students, $250. Half deposit due one month in advance, along with bonnet choice and head measurement. Contact Lydia Fast LG Studio for complete information and to register by emailing lvgfast@gmail.com.

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

Spend Thunder Weekend in 18th-century style as George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment settles into their Louisville camp, with musket demonstrations, a memorial to George Rogers Clark, and recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Tour the camp to talk to soldiers, visit the regiment's surgeon, learn new recipes in the hearth kitchen, and more! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

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

See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials and bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.

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

Kentucky Shakespeare offers a unique camp experience at Locust Grove! This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork. Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts! The camp is open to children ages 7-15. Campers should bring a sack lunch, a snack, and a water bottle. $195 for a full day session, 9am-4pm. For further information, call Kentucky Shakespeare at (502) 574-9900 ext. 14 or email hannah@kyshakespeare.com. Register online here. For the  "Early Bard" Discount, register by March 31 and use promo code CAMP2018 at check-out for 10% off!

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 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.

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

Carrie Wright: Lyme Regis: A Place of Revelation for Jane Austen and Anne Elliot
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.   

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

From delicate bibelot to mahogany breakfronts... from humble handkerchiefs to ornate sterling silver teapots... from vintage plows to china cup... from the 18th century to mid-20th century modern - the Summer Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Fine food & drink. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

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

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and remember why we celebrate this day. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.   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
Help us get everything ready for the 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival! We will need all hands on deck to cut doilies, iron table cloths, prepare Promenade materials, put price tags on merchandise, and so much more! Refreshments will be provided by JASNA-GL. 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.

The 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Friday
Friday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

10th Annual Jane Austen Festival
The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America!
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Friday, July 13, 4:00-11:00 p.m.
Twilight Shopping
Celebrating Persuasion: 200 Years of Piercing Souls. This is our Friday Evening Twilight Shopping event with early access to the Shoppes of Meryton, special Friday Evening food, and a NEW staged reading of Persuasion for entertainment. Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. 
Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com 
 Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.

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

10th Annual Jane Austen Festival
The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America!
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Celebrating Persuasion: 200 Years of Piercing Souls. We will have special speakers and presentations, Four Course Afternoon Tea, Workshops, Shoppes of Meryton, Royal Navy Encampment, and The Grand Ball. Go to jasnalouisville.com for more information.
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival.

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

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Travel back in time more than 200 years to discover nature and people through Historic Locust Grove. Discover life in the 18th and 19th centuries for the first European settlers and American Indians. This hands-on camp will take kids on a time-traveling adventure! PLEASE NOTE: Drop off and pick up will take place at Locust Grove. There will be no shuttle service for this session. Visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest/forest-summer-camps for registration information

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

Summer Picnic
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

Special members Preview, Thursday, March 1, 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.

Watershed Music Festival
Saturday, 10:00am - 9:00pm

Watershed is a music and advocacy festival featuring bands and performers of Kentucky traditional music styles from Kentucky and beyond, like Old Time, Appalachian, Blues, R & B, Jug Band, Bluegrass, and more! Sponsored by local non-profit Luminary, Watershed uses music and advocacy partners to promote conversation and ideas in the areas of sustainability, diversity, social justice, and water quality.

For more information, visit Watershed Festival online here.

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

Ron Basham: “…A few compliments to the Navy…”: The British Navy During the Georgian and Regency Era
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

Mary Landrum: Anne Elliot’s Nephews: The Daily Life of Children in Regency England
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

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. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.

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

Susan Byars: “She glorified in being a sailor’s wife…”: Regency Women and His Majesty’s Navy
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

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

Dining with Jane Austen
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.