Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 4:30pm
A visit usually begins with the (optional) showing of an introductory video, each hour on the quarter hour (10:15, 11:15, 12:15; 1:15, 2:15, 3:15). The tour of the house and grounds then follows at the half-hour, and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Allow for time before or after your tour to explore our museum gallery. Photography policy may be found here.

Admission

$9 for adults
$8 for seniors
$4 for children 6-12 years
Discounts for AAA members, please inquire. Group rates are offered for groups of 10 or more and must be scheduled in advance.

Directions

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
 
From I-65
Take I-71 North. Continue on I-71, passing the I-64 split, and exit at Zorn Avenue. Turn left onto Zorn, taking care as you cross the median. Make a right turn onto River road at the light (Chevron Station on the corner). Turn right onto Blankenbaker Lane, approximately 6 miles from downtown Louisville, at the traffic light. You will proceed gradually uphill as you travel away from the river, and will find the entrance to the Locust Grove parking lot on your left, immediately past Twin Hill (on the right).  
From Downtown Louisville
Take either the I-71 to Zorn Avenue route described above, or if you are already close to the riverfront, just take River Road all the way out to Blankenbaker Lane.  
From points along the Watterson Expressway (I-264)
Take the Watterson eastward to the Brownsboro Road (U. S. 42) exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left and proceed to the third traffic light. Turn right onto Blankenbaker Lane. Locust Grove will come into view within about 1-1/2 miles, just as you crest a small ridge. Make a right turn into the parking lot, just after passing the historic house.

2017 Calendar of Events

06/29/2017
Music in the Gardens Featuring Keltricity (Summer Thursday Series)
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Keltricity is a Celtic World band based in Louisville, Kentucky, playing contemporary, traditional and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England, French Canada and wherever! English Country Dancers will be on hand to teach interested beginners!
Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.
Admission: $5; $4 for Locust Grove members; Free for JASNA members.
Food, beer and wine available for sale.

Enjoy music and camaraderie outdoors in a tranquil, historic setting for our Summer Thursday Concert Series! Individual concerts $5 or $4 for Locust Grove members. Free admission for ages 12 and under. Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased at the door. A special artifact from Locust Grove’s collection will be showcased at each concert. Food, beer and wine available for sale at all concerts, provided by Professional Bar Service. Bring your own blankets and chairs--and let the music speak!

07/04/2017
Independence Day
Tuesday, 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.  In the Auditorium we'll have a small summer-reading book sale of fiction books only, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Independence Day sponsored in honor of The Society of the Cincinnati.

07/05/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Tressa Brown: Telling the Story- Native American Presence in Kentucky
Join Tressa Brown, with the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, to learn about the history and contributions Native Americans have made to Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage, and how lingering stereotypes continue today.  The Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission was established in 1996 to recognize and promote Native American contributions and influence in Kentucky’s history and culture.


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.

07/09/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Festival Prep
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Help us get everything ready for the 9th 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. www.jasnalouisville.com

07/14/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Friday events
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival
THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA!
July 14, 15 & 16, 2017

Friday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Twilight Shopping, Musical Entertainment & Food
NAPOLEON & NELSON to present GODS OF WAR

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday -  Guinness Book World Record Attempt – Largest Mourning Procession at 3 p.m.
Admission: Friday, $6, Saturday & Sunday $12 each day - Children under 12 admitted free with an adult

Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-9845

Join us as we celebrate “Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817”

Featured speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kinney, “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more!

Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning attire & traditions.

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com  On-line advance registration will begin on June 8th  Noon EDT.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.
For more information, contact Bonny Wise, festival chair at wises496@gmail.com

Additional information:
Friday, July 14th-Bastille day!
Hear the presentation “Gods of War” jointly presented by Napoleon and Lord Nelson (both Colonial Williamsburg interpreters, Mark Schneider & Bryan Austin) followed by a short presentation of about what happened on July 14, 1789 by Mark Schneider who portray Napoleon.
Sweet N Savory Food truck will be on the premises serving up their delicious crepes!

Saturday- July 15
Main Speaker – Dr. Cheryl Kinney of Dallas, TX,  travels the world speaking about Jane Austen will deliver this interesting talk: “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

Jane Austen’s eulogy, written by her beloved brother Henry, has evoked criticism since the time it was published.  Was she really the saintly moralist that Henry Austen made her out to be or perhaps the most subversive and unsparing satirist of her century as depicted in Robert Rodi’s “Bitch in a Bonnet”?  Come hear Dr. Cheryl Kinney discuss the eulogies that were written and the one that should have been written for Jane Austen.

Guinness World Book Attempt-3 p.m.  – A Regency Mourning Procession
Although the colors of mourning are black, dove grey, purple & lavender, various vendors will have black accessories and even sashes for attendees to purchase to wear.

07/15/2017 - 07/16/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday events
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival
THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA!
July 14, 15 & 16, 2017

Friday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Twilight Shopping, Musical Entertainment & Food
NAPOLEON & NELSON to present GODS OF WAR

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday -  Guinness Book World Record Attempt – Largest Mourning Procession at 3 p.m.
Admission: Friday, $6, Saturday & Sunday $12 each day - Children under 12 admitted free with an adult

Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-9845

Join us as we celebrate “Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817”

Featured speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kinney, “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more!

Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning attire & traditions.

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com  On-line advance registration will begin on June 8th  Noon EDT.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.
For more information, contact Bonny Wise, festival chair at wises496@gmail.com

Additional information:
Friday, July 14th-Bastille day!
Hear the presentation “Gods of War” jointly presented by Napoleon and Lord Nelson (both Colonial Williamsburg interpreters, Mark Schneider & Bryan Austin) followed by a short presentation of about what happened on July 14, 1789 by Mark Schneider who portray Napoleon.
Sweet N Savory Food truck will be on the premises serving up their delicious crepes!

Saturday- July 15
Main Speaker – Dr. Cheryl Kinney of Dallas, TX,  travels the world speaking about Jane Austen will deliver this interesting talk: “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

Jane Austen’s eulogy, written by her beloved brother Henry, has evoked criticism since the time it was published.  Was she really the saintly moralist that Henry Austen made her out to be or perhaps the most subversive and unsparing satirist of her century as depicted in Robert Rodi’s “Bitch in a Bonnet”?  Come hear Dr. Cheryl Kinney discuss the eulogies that were written and the one that should have been written for Jane Austen.

Guinness World Book Attempt-3 p.m.  – A Regency Mourning Procession
Although the colors of mourning are black, dove grey, purple & lavender, various vendors will have black accessories and even sashes for attendees to purchase to wear.

07/15/2017 - 07/16/2017
Jane Austen Festival – Saturday and Sunday events
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival
THE LARGEST JANE AUSTEN EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA!
July 14, 15 & 16, 2017

Friday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Twilight Shopping, Musical Entertainment & Food
NAPOLEON & NELSON to present GODS OF WAR

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday -  Guinness Book World Record Attempt – Largest Mourning Procession at 3 p.m.
Admission: Friday, $6, Saturday & Sunday $12 each day - Children under 12 admitted free with an adult

Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-897-9845

Join us as we celebrate “Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817”

Featured speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kinney, “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more!

Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning attire & traditions.

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com  On-line advance registration will begin on June 8th  Noon EDT.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.
For more information, contact Bonny Wise, festival chair at wises496@gmail.com

Additional information:
Friday, July 14th-Bastille day!
Hear the presentation “Gods of War” jointly presented by Napoleon and Lord Nelson (both Colonial Williamsburg interpreters, Mark Schneider & Bryan Austin) followed by a short presentation of about what happened on July 14, 1789 by Mark Schneider who portray Napoleon.
Sweet N Savory Food truck will be on the premises serving up their delicious crepes!

Saturday- July 15
Main Speaker – Dr. Cheryl Kinney of Dallas, TX,  travels the world speaking about Jane Austen will deliver this interesting talk: “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

Jane Austen’s eulogy, written by her beloved brother Henry, has evoked criticism since the time it was published.  Was she really the saintly moralist that Henry Austen made her out to be or perhaps the most subversive and unsparing satirist of her century as depicted in Robert Rodi’s “Bitch in a Bonnet”?  Come hear Dr. Cheryl Kinney discuss the eulogies that were written and the one that should have been written for Jane Austen.

Guinness World Book Attempt-3 p.m.  – A Regency Mourning Procession
Although the colors of mourning are black, dove grey, purple & lavender, various vendors will have black accessories and even sashes for attendees to purchase to wear.

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Updated for 2017! 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

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Updated for 2017! 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

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Updated for 2017! 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

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Updated for 2017! 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

07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
History Camp
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

By Jefferson Memorial Forest. Ages 7 to 12 Updated for 2017! 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

07/27/2017
Music in the Gardens Featuring Lance Minnis (Summer Thursday Series)
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lance Minnis’ love of music was rekindled in 2004 by the performances of The Clancy Brothers, and swiftly he started sharing music with friends around the campfire. Since then, Lance has delved into the heritage music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and America, from African American influences in mountain ballads to the English sea chanteys of New Orleans. Lance’s show is an eclectic mix of music spanning continents and centuries, with a modern flair that reflects the musical tradition of collaboration.

Enjoy music and camaraderie outdoors in a tranquil, historic setting for our Summer Thursday Concert Series!
Individual concerts $5 or $4 for Locust Grove members. Free admission for ages 12 and under. Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased at the door.
A special artifact from Locust Grove’s collection will be showcased at each concert.
Food, beer and wine available for sale at all concerts, provided by Professional Bar Service. Bring your own blankets and chairs--and let the music speak!

08/02/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Eric Brooks: A History of Henry Clay in 25 Objects
Curators tell stories through objects. Ashland Curator Eric Brooks will explore the life and legacy of Henry Clay through 25 objects from Ashland’s collection. This presentation weaves together an amazing collection and the incredible story it tells.

The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

08/13/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Magic Lantern and Phantasmagoria Shows
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What better way to get ready for the Fall season than to learn about the SPOOK-tacular entertainments of the Regency-era! Author and JASNA-Greater Louisville member Sharon Lathan joins us once again to send chills up our spines and make our hair stand up on end by recounting the history of magic lantern and phantasmagoria shows! What would Jane think?!? www.jasnalouisville.com

08/17/2017
Book Sale Preview- Locust Grove Members Only
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

08/18/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Friday hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

08/26/2017
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! Watershed uses music and advocate partners to promote conversation and ideas in the areas of sustainability, diversity, social justice, and water quality.

Schedule:
Friday, August 25th
10:00am Campers and setup for advocates, food trucks allowed on site
12:00pm Jam tent opens
*All day Friday the 25th jamming, camping, arrivals*

Saturday, August 26th
10:00am Festival opens
11:00am to 8:00pm Bands and performers on the Main Stage
10:00am to 7:00pm Advocate booths open
8:30pm Barn Dance with The Kentucky Roundups
Called by Tee Claw
Food trucks and beer tent open all day
Camping and jam tent open all day

Sunday, August 27th
Tear down
Campers welcome until 2pm

Tickets:
Day Pass Music $18 pre bought $20 day of
Dance Pass $10 pre bought $12 day of
Festival Day Pass (both) $25 pre bought $30 day of
Weekend Camper $50 pre bought $60 day of

Watershed Music Festival Tickets

Sponsors

Community Partners:
Luminary, Inc.
Historic Locust Grove
Commonwealth Financial Advisors, LLC
For more information, visit Watershed Festival online here.

08/31/2017
Music in the Gardens with The River Rounders
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Round out your summer with music from Kentucky’s living folk tradition, including ballads, fiddle tunes, jug music, and more! Admission: $5; $4 for Locust Grove members. Food, beer and wine available for sale.

Enjoy music and camaraderie outdoors in a tranquil, historic setting for our Summer Thursday Concert Series!
Individual concerts $5 or $4 for Locust Grove members. Free admission for ages 12 and under. Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased at the door.
A special artifact from Locust Grove’s collection will be showcased at each concert.
Food, beer and wine available for sale at all concerts, provided by Professional Bar Service. Bring your own blankets and chairs--and let the music speak!

09/06/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Steve Wiser: Cave Hill Cemetery- Scenic, Historic, and Distinctive

Long-time Cave Hill tour guide Steve Wiser will provide a fascinating presentation on the history, beauty, and notable residents of this distinguished landscape. From George Rogers Clark and Col. Harland Sanders, to picturesque memorials like the Satterwhite and Irvin, Steve will provide the details of these individuals and monument designs. And, if you ever wondered how not to get lost in Cave Hill, Steve will also provide the clues to finding your way out! Steve Wiser has been giving tours of Cave Hill for almost 30 years. He is also a local architect and President of the Louisville Historical League.

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.

09/17/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Death and Mourning Rituals During the Georgian and Regency Eras
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of the passing of our dear Jane Austen. Today we mark the occasion with reflections on what Jane’s work means to each of us, but during her time, there would be a series of rituals that her family would be expected to preform to indicate their loss. Johnna Waldon, President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will walk us through the necessary customs needed to honor someone’s passing during the Georgian and Regency Eras. www.jasnalouisville.com

09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017
Antiquarian & Collectible Book Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A special show and sale includes dealers in antiquarian, out-of-print, remaindered, fine used, and other special books, at all prices, in all categories. Books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017
Antiquarian & Collectible Book Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A special show and sale includes dealers in antiquarian, out-of-print, remaindered, fine used, and other special books, at all prices, in all categories. Books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/24/2017
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

From mahogany breakfronts to ornate sterling teapots, from children’s toys to china teacups, from the 18th century to mid-century modern – the Antiques Market has something for all tastes and every budget. Dozens of dealers from around the region offer fine and country furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, and more. Fine food & drink. $8 adults; children under 12 free. Sponsored by: Antiques at Distillery Commons and Collecting Kentucky, LLC; with Ellerbe Powe Antiques, Jud & Karen Fults - Signature Antiques N Art, Gary D. Stewart Interiors, Oakridge Antiques, Decades Antiques, P & P Collectibles and Antiques.

09/29/2017
Poldark’s Cornwall
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Although Bonny Wise is known as the founder of the Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society, she has recently become smitten with the Poldark novels - all 12 of them!
Join Bonny as she takes you to 18th century Cornwall and the story of the Poldarks. This talk will include information about the author, Cornwall, the Poldark film sites tour she took last year and more! She will speak about the first four Poldark novels that were covered in the PBS Masterpiece Series seasons 1 & 2 just in time for Season 3 to air on October 1st! A Poldark Trivia Quiz will be given and prizes won!
A Cornish tea will be included (mini-pasty, scone with jam & clotted cream, Demelza's saffron cake, Cornish Smuggler's Tea)
$15 general public
$10 Locust Grove members

10/04/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Jim Holmberg: The Clarks of Kentucky
Few families loom so large in Kentucky’s pioneer history as the Clarks. Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark is famous, as is his brother, explorer William Clark. But there were other immediate Clark family members – eight other siblings who contributed in various ways to not only Kentucky’s but the nation’s history. Referring to them as the “patriotic Clarks” wouldn’t be amiss. From their deep roots in Virginia, the family of John and Ann Rogers Clark went west to Kentucky and made their mark. In this lecture, Jim Holmberg will discuss the John and Ann Clark family, from the famous Hannibal of the West - George Rogers – to the baby of the family – the “Black-eyed Beauty of Kentucky,” – Fanny.


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.

10/15/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ask anyone in JASNA and they will tell you the Greater Louisville Region is known for their keen sense of style and fashion! To help us maintain our reputation, Daniel Townsend, wig designer for multiple theatrical productions and adjunct professor for the theatre departments at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati – Conservancy of Music, will take us through the history of hair trends during Jane Austen’s time so that you can replicate them yourselves. www.jasnalouisville.com

10/24/2017
Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm

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

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
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.

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
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.

11/01/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Jill Roseberry: The Jack Jouett House

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.

11/19/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Two hundred years after her passing and we are still talking about all things Jane! Why is that?!? JASNA-Greater Louisville member Jill Heink will take a look at why, after all this time, we are still wild about Jane! www.jasnalouisville.com

11/23/2017
Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, 10:00am - 4:30am

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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

12/02/2017
Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing.

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

Louisville Dulcimer Society
The annual concert by the Louisville Dulcimer Society will kick off our holiday season. Get here early to get a good seat for this popular event!

The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove.

12/10/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea with special presentation by Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington.

You might have seen the luxurious pavilion that Lady Caroline maintains during our Jane Austen Festival. And maybe you have even been so fortunate to have an audience with her in her pavilion while she has served you refreshment. Now she will be joining us to not only celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, but to also educate us on the proper etiquette and fashion for mourning.

Reservations are required- email RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. $10 for guests and Free for JASNA members. www.jasnalouisville.com

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

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

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

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

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.