Living Room Lectures | Nancy Theiss: Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Nancy Theiss | Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River
Locust Grove is going live from our living rooms for a virtual lecture series! Nancy Stearns Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County Historical Society, will speak about her new book, Touring the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River
, as she identifies museums, places and historic sites and homes that served as connections for freedom seekers that crossed the boundary from the slave side, south of the river to the free soil on the north side.
According to Theiss, by experiencing these places and settings, you gain an understanding of the actual dangers and obstacles that freedom seekers had to make, most of which were life-threatening, to flee their enslavement. As the threat of the Civil War loomed, the Underground Railroad became a well- connected system where many became conductors to help their brothers and sisters cross that dangerous boundary.
This program sponsored in part by John and Jeannie Vezeau.
This lecture will take place online using Zoom. Register by emailing Hannah Zimmerman at email@example.com
and receive instructions on how to connect. The lecture is free; a suggested donation of $6 may be made to Locust Grove here: https://bit.ly/livingroomlecture.
Saturday, 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 through historic trades demonstrations. 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.
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.