Calendar of Events

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

 An Evening with an Unaccompanied Cello

Stephanie Hunt will play a program of unaccompanied cello music from the 17th and 18th centuries: Gabrielli, Gallo and Bach.
An active and versatile musician, Stephanie Hunt performs on both modern and baroque cello. Her current activities include performances with the Persied String Quartet, Chamber Project St. Louis, and La Petite Brise, an early music ensemble. Stephanie has participated in numerous international music festivals, including the Nederlandse Orkest- en Ensemble-Academie, Royaumont Formations Professionnelles (France), the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and two summers as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. Her studies on modern cello led to a B.Mus. summa cum laude from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and a M.Mus. from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Following her American studies, Stephanie moved to Europe and earned both a B.Mus. Honours and M.Mus. in baroque cello from the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. Her teachers include Viola de Hoog, Norman Fischer, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Ross Harbaugh, and Monique Bartels.

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.

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

Special Members' Preview, Thursday, February 28, 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.

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

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.

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

Scott Erbes: The Art and Mystery of Kentucky Antiques: Treasures from the Speed Art Museum
Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at highlights from the Speed Art Museum’s outstanding Kentucky collection—everything from furniture to textiles. Along the way, we will also look at some of the tricks of the trade used when examining Kentucky antiques.
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

Bonny Wise:"Muslin: An Insubstantial Fabric with a Surprising History and Political Weight"
Join us for "Muslin: An Insubstantial Fabric with a Surprising History and Political Weight" presented by Bonny Wise. Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Punch with the President: John Adams Speaks
Friday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Did you know that John Adams tried to have George Rogers Clark arrested on charges of treason? The second president will, at last, make his journey to Locust Grove, even though he was the only one of the first five presidents to never meet his host, William Croghan. Join us for light refreshments and hear John Adams’ story as interpreted by nationally-known interpreter Peyton Dixon.
Tickets: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call 502-897-9845. Admission includes one drink ticket; cash bar available.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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.

Tea and Talk: Joy Gleason Carew
Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

In the past year, Locust Grove has seen an exponential rise in interest in expanding its stories to include some from those who were enslaved here. Whether called ‘servants’ or ‘slaves,’ there have been as many as 48 people whose service was not voluntary and who were known as property of some member of this household or its extended family. These can be difficult conversations, but at the same time, they can help enrich our understanding of societies such as these. In this day and age, no one can or should try to imagine the construction, function, maintenance, and growth of these southern properties without the often-silenced voices of those hundreds of thousands of African and African descendant people who worked here. Locust Grove may not have had such a large presence, but the enslaved were invaluable. This talk by Dr. Joy Gleason Carew considers the opportunities and challenges of current projects to develop new characters, plus ways to help the costumed interpreters and docents expand the stories of the enslaved at Locust Grove. Tea will follow. Pre-paid reservations required; call 897-9845. Limit 90. Admission $15; $10 for members.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Dr. Matthew Costello: The Property of the Nation: Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President
Dr. Matthew Costello, Senior Historian for the White House Historical Association, will speak on the memory of George Washington, his tomb at Mount Vernon, and the enslaved storytellers who were the first on-site interpreters of Washington’s legacy.
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 $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

Punch with the President: George, Washington, the Founding Fathers and their Spirits: Alcohol, Politics, and Consumption in Early America
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Upon his death in 1799, George Washington owned one of the largest whiskey distilleries in the United States. John Adams preferred hard cider and a variety of beers. Thomas Jefferson was a connoisseur of French wines and champagne. Join Senior Historian of the White House Historical Association Dr. Matthew Costello to learn to drink like Washington and his contemporaries in this lively evening of history and historical refreshments.
Tickets: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call 502-897-9845. Admission includes one drink ticket; cash bar available.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Amanda Beverly and Mary Landrum: "Stormy Sisterhood: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey vs. Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre"
Join us for "Stormy Sisterhood: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey vs. Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre" presented by Amanda Beverly and Mary Landrum. Afternoon tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

Feel the excitement of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Step into the year 1778 with this Revolutionary War Encampment as George Rogers Clark and his Illinois Regiment of Virginia begin their western campaign. Visit with soldiers and camp followers, learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Be sure to visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck! Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

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

Alana Gillett and Company: "In Memorium: Scene from Northanger Abbey"
Join us for "In Memorium: Scene from Northanger Abbey" by Alana Gillett and Company. Afternoon Tea will be served after the performance. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

Punch with the President: Thomas Jefferson and George Rogers Clark
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thomas Jefferson and George Rogers Clark were mutual supporters in military ventures and politics, as well as in the exploration of western lands. The two men, who grew up just a few miles apart in Albemarle County, Virginia, shared an interest in natural history, prehistory, and in Native American lore and language. Their correspondence over many years is a window into the conquering and development of the early American west. From excavating Mammoth bones to confiding about political intrigue, this talk by Locust Grove historian Gwynne Potts will reveal the respectful bond between two very different personalities.
Tickets: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call 502-897-9845. Admission includes one drink ticket; cash bar available.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Richard Bell: The African American Revolution
We all know that the American Revolution was about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But what did those slogans mean to black people caught up in that war? Historian Richard Bell explains that African Americans actually threw themselves into the war effort with more enthusiasm (and with more at stake) than did many white colonists. Come hear about Crispus Attucks, who was slain in a hail of redcoat gunfire during the Boston Massacre, and about Harry Washington, the runaway slave from George Washington’s Mount Vernon, who fled to British lines during the war and then sailed with the retreating redcoat army to Canada and then later to Sierra Leone.
Stories like theirs beg us to think about the stakes of the American Revolution from their perspective and to wonder just how revolutionary the American Revolution was for people of color. As you’ll hear, the war itself did bring new opportunities for independence as the British Army promised freedom to black slaves like Harry who might be willing to desert their rebel masters and join the King’s regiments. But it turns out that the war’s outcome was far more mixed. In the north, patriot victory spurred the rise of the anti-slavery movement but in the south helped to preserve plantation slavery for generations to come.
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.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Louisville has Hamilton-mania! As this Tony-Award winning musical rolls into town, its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: An American Musical puts center stage.
In this talk, historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical got right and got wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States and about why that matters. We’ll examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We’ll also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made?
Admission: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845. One drink ticket included; cash bar available.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Adam Abdel-Rahman: "Religious Influence on Georgian Architecture"
Join us for "Religious Influence on Georgian Architecture" presented by Adam Abdel-Rahman. Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 29, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 30, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

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 available. $8 adults; children under 12 free. Thanks to our sponsors: Rod Lich and Susan Parrett

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

Jason Hiner: Aaron Burr
Jason Hiner, Locust Grove first-person interpreter and history aficionado, will tell us about the Hamilton-Burr duel and how it became a gruesome symbol of the bitter and partisan political infighting among America's founders. This talk explores who Hamilton and Burr were, the different opinions they had about politics and politicians, and why their differences led to a duel that left Hamilton dead and turned America's Vice-President into an outlaw.
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 $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and discover the Revolutionary spirit. 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
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

The 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival – Friday
Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

11th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! July 12, 13 & 14, 2019 Friday, July 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Twilight Shopping Celebrating Northanger Abbey: Adventure and Romance Unmasked! Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

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

11th Annual Jane Austen Festival The Largest Jane Austen Event in North America! July 12, 13 & 14, 2019 Celebrating Northanger Abbey: Adventure and Romance Unmasked! Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com

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

Sons of the American Revolution: Funding Freedom: Making Dollars & "Cents" of the American Revolution
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.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Special members Preview, Thursday, August 15, 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.   Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors.

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. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors.

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. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors.

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

End of Summer Soiree
Join us for an "End of Summer Soiree" at the picnic table area at Locust Grove. Bring a side dish to share and JASNA-GL will provide the main course, drinks, and plates, napkins, and cutlery. We will celebrate our hard work on the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival. JASNA-GL members and guests are invited! Please RSVP to Alana Gillett, RCjasnaGL@gmail.com, so we can have a count for the main course. 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

Kate Hesseldenz: General Lafayette and the Browns of Liberty Hall
Lafayette, the last surviving Major General of the Revolutionary War, embarked on a great tour of the United States in 1824-1825. Why did he visit Liberty Hall in May of 1825 and why did Margaretta Brown feel triumphant after his visit? Did John Brown serve as an aid to Lafayette during the war? In this talk, Curator Kate Hesseldenz will answer these questions as you learn about Lafayette’s connections to the Browns of Liberty Hall.
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.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Jessica Williams: "Northanger Abbey's Free Indirect Discourse and Jane Austen's Winking Narrator"
Join us for "Northanger Abbey's Free Indirect Discourse and Jane Austen's Winking Narrator" presented by Jessica Williams. Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 28, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 39, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

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

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

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

Stuart Sanders: Kentucky Duels
You’re aware of Alexander Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr, but did you know that there were some remarkable affairs of honor in Kentucky? Join author and public historian Stuart W. Sanders to discuss some of the Commonwealth’s most remarkable duels and their impact on the Bluegrass State. It’s a lecture at ten paces!
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.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

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

Gothic Literature Trivia Tournament
Come prepared to share your knowledge of Gothic Literature at our "Gothic Literature Trivia Tournament" this month. Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

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

Gwynne Potts: William Croghan
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: "Epistolary Machinations in the Female Gothic: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the 'Horrid' Novels"
Join us for "Epistolary Machinations in the Female Gothic: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the 'Horrid' Novels" presented by Carrie Wright. Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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

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

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

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