Calendar of Events

09/29/2018 - 09/30/2018
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints.
Saturday, September 29, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission)
Sunday, September 30, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)
Exhibitors:
Charles Bartman, Bookseller
Locust Grove Books
Harvey Venier, New/Remainder Books
Richard Young, All Booked Up
Village Lights Bookstore, Madison, Indiana
Ken Haverly, Prints & Books

09/29/2018 - 09/30/2018
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints.
Saturday, September 29, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission)
Sunday, September 30, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)
Exhibitors:
Charles Bartman, Bookseller
Locust Grove Books
Harvey Venier, New/Remainder Books
Richard Young, All Booked Up
Village Lights Bookstore, Madison, Indiana
Ken Haverly, Prints & Books

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.
Thanks to our sponsors: Rod Lich and Susan Parrett Collecting Kentucky Antiques at Distillery Commons Andrew Gentile Antiques Gary D. Stewart Interiors Jud & Karen Fults – Signature Art N Antiques P & P Collectibles Oakridge Antiques

10/03/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

“Kentucky’s Audubon”: An Account of the Life and Work of John James Audubon in Kentucky

John James Audubon, America’s first great artist, lived in Kentucky for nearly 13 years. He began his married life here, his four children were born in Kentucky, and he made many drawings for his life’s work, Birds of America, in Kentucky. Audubon’s Kentucky years had a profound impact on his family and his work as an artist-naturalist. Jennifer Spence, curator of the John James Audubon Museum in Henderson, KY, will use examples from her museum’s collection as a lens for understanding “Kentucky’s Audubon.”
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.

10/11/2018
Frankenstein on Film: Edison’s Lost Classic
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with its first film adaptation! Join us for a tea and talk featuring a screening of the 1910 silent film Frankenstein, produced by Edison Studios. This film was believed to be lost for many years, but has only recently been re-discovered and restored. Film historian Aaron Nusz will speak about the film and answer audience questions, followed by a hearty tea with music from the first decade of the 20th century.
Reserve your tickets by Monday, October 8! Admission is $18/$15 for Locust Grove members. Prepaid reservations are required—call 502-897-9845 for tickets.

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/.

10/21/2018
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 The Return of the Basset Horn

Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross leads a program of music for the rare and elusive basset horn -- a predecessor of the clarinet, pitched a fourth lower, with an angled body and an upturned bell. The basset horn was a favorite of Mozart, who enthusiastically wrote for it. Alas, the basset horn is now almost extinct. No animals will be harmed in the production of this concert!
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.

10/23/2018
Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove's historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan's occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve. Doors open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 7:00 pm.

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.
***
Reenactor Registration may be found here.
To expedite the registration process, once you have registered, please complete the following forms and email them to Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org Forms may also be presented or completed upon arrival to the site for the event.
2018 Participant Waiver
2018 Temporary Volunteer Form
Firearms Guidelines for Market Fair
Market Fair Artillerys Rules
ReenactorPacket_2018

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.
***
Reenactor Registration may be found here.
To expedite the registration process, once you have registered, please complete the following forms and email them to Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org Forms may also be presented or completed upon arrival to the site for the event.
2018 Participant Waiver
2018 Temporary Volunteer Form
Firearms Guidelines for Market Fair
Market Fair Artillerys Rules
ReenactorPacket_2018

11/07/2018
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Mel Hankla: The Life and Times of Michael Humble
You may have seen him portraying frontiersman Simon Kenton and Gen. George Rogers Clark for Kentucky Chautauqua. But on this visit to Locust Grove, Mel Hankla will focus on the life and times of Michael Humble — an armorer with Gen. George Rogers Clark. (An armorer makes or repairs firearms.) By 1779, Humble had a gunshop on the corner of 12th and Main in Louisville.
Mel Hankla is a preeminent longrifle historian and craftsman who also builds traditional longrifles. He also collects antique longrifles and powder horns and will bring some to the lecture.
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.

12/07/2018
Christmastide Book Sale
Friday, 10:00am - 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. The book sale is free on Friday, December 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

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.  

12/08/2018
Christmastide Book Sale
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

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. The book sale is free on Friday, December 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

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/.

02/24/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

Baroque cellist André Laurent O’Neil is a cum laude graduate of Yale and the Historical Performance Practice Program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. He comes to us from New York and plays an original John Morrison violoncello (London, 1800). This concert is in celebration of his release of his recordings of all six of Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello on Editon Lilac.
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.

03/24/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Swansong

This will be a farewell to the sounds of Locust Grove’s beloved fortepiano. Mezzo-soprano Rebekah Bortz Hardin joins us for a traditional all-Schubert afternoon as we retire our lovely 1806 John Broadwood and Sons fortepiano from regular performance. The concert features sonatas, lieder, and choral reading, and perhaps a parlor game or two.
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.

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints.
Saturday, September 29, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission)
Sunday, September 30, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)
Exhibitors:
Charles Bartman, Bookseller
Locust Grove Books
Harvey Venier, New/Remainder Books
Richard Young, All Booked Up
Village Lights Bookstore, Madison, Indiana
Ken Haverly, Prints & Books

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.
Thanks to our sponsors: Rod Lich and Susan Parrett Collecting Kentucky Antiques at Distillery Commons Andrew Gentile Antiques Gary D. Stewart Interiors Jud & Karen Fults – Signature Art N Antiques P & P Collectibles Oakridge Antiques

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

“Kentucky’s Audubon”: An Account of the Life and Work of John James Audubon in Kentucky

John James Audubon, America’s first great artist, lived in Kentucky for nearly 13 years. He began his married life here, his four children were born in Kentucky, and he made many drawings for his life’s work, Birds of America, in Kentucky. Audubon’s Kentucky years had a profound impact on his family and his work as an artist-naturalist. Jennifer Spence, curator of the John James Audubon Museum in Henderson, KY, will use examples from her museum’s collection as a lens for understanding “Kentucky’s Audubon.”
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.

Frankenstein on Film: Edison’s Lost Classic
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with its first film adaptation! Join us for a tea and talk featuring a screening of the 1910 silent film Frankenstein, produced by Edison Studios. This film was believed to be lost for many years, but has only recently been re-discovered and restored. Film historian Aaron Nusz will speak about the film and answer audience questions, followed by a hearty tea with music from the first decade of the 20th century.
Reserve your tickets by Monday, October 8! Admission is $18/$15 for Locust Grove members. Prepaid reservations are required—call 502-897-9845 for tickets.

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/.

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

 The Return of the Basset Horn

Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross leads a program of music for the rare and elusive basset horn -- a predecessor of the clarinet, pitched a fourth lower, with an angled body and an upturned bell. The basset horn was a favorite of Mozart, who enthusiastically wrote for it. Alas, the basset horn is now almost extinct. No animals will be harmed in the production of this concert!
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.

Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove's historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan's occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve. Doors open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 7:00 pm.

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.
***
Reenactor Registration may be found here.
To expedite the registration process, once you have registered, please complete the following forms and email them to Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org Forms may also be presented or completed upon arrival to the site for the event.
2018 Participant Waiver
2018 Temporary Volunteer Form
Firearms Guidelines for Market Fair
Market Fair Artillerys Rules
ReenactorPacket_2018

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

Mel Hankla: The Life and Times of Michael Humble
You may have seen him portraying frontiersman Simon Kenton and Gen. George Rogers Clark for Kentucky Chautauqua. But on this visit to Locust Grove, Mel Hankla will focus on the life and times of Michael Humble — an armorer with Gen. George Rogers Clark. (An armorer makes or repairs firearms.) By 1779, Humble had a gunshop on the corner of 12th and Main in Louisville.
Mel Hankla is a preeminent longrifle historian and craftsman who also builds traditional longrifles. He also collects antique longrifles and powder horns and will bring some to the lecture.
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 Book Sale
Friday, 10:00am - 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. The book sale is free on Friday, December 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

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.  

Christmastide Book Sale
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

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. The book sale is free on Friday, December 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

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/.

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

 Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

Baroque cellist André Laurent O’Neil is a cum laude graduate of Yale and the Historical Performance Practice Program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. He comes to us from New York and plays an original John Morrison violoncello (London, 1800). This concert is in celebration of his release of his recordings of all six of Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello on Editon Lilac.
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.

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

Swansong

This will be a farewell to the sounds of Locust Grove’s beloved fortepiano. Mezzo-soprano Rebekah Bortz Hardin joins us for a traditional all-Schubert afternoon as we retire our lovely 1806 John Broadwood and Sons fortepiano from regular performance. The concert features sonatas, lieder, and choral reading, and perhaps a parlor game or two.
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.