Gather ‘round the punch bowl with fellow museum enthusiasts for a historical happy hour as Fawn Weaver and Andrea Meriwether discuss the role of African Americans in distilling, accompanied by our usual panel. No sports, just drinks—and some toasts along the way!
Brian Cushing, Historic Locust Grove (Host)
Fawn Weaver, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Andrea Meriwether, Barfare Concepts
Alan Bishop, Spirits of French Lick
Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon
Aaron Hollis, West Overton Village
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Celebrate William Croghan’s Irish heritage with a virtual visit to one of Ireland’s greatest archaeological treasures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — The Royal Tomb at Newgrange. Dr. John Hale, director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville, will talk about its place in Ireland’s history and folklore. Newgrange, built around 3200 BC, is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. This is a virtual program and will take place over Zoom.
Tickets are available at the following level:
Pyramid Level | $8.00
Stonehenge Level | $12.00
Newgrange Level | $15.00
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Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. Learn how whiskey and brandy would be made—from grain to still—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops. As distilling was often the work of enslaved workers, especially women, you'll hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century. In 1808, the year William Croghan of Locust Grove acquired his still, Kentucky’s whiskey had not yet developed into the now distinct Bourbon. While some of the elements were there, Locust Grove’s whiskey was likely white and unaged, never having touched the inside of a barrel.
In partnership with Kentucky Artisan Distillery and Spirits of French Lick.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $9 for adults | $8 for seniors | $4 for children 6-12 years. Admission includes the Visitors' Center, a historic house tour, and the other outbuildings on-site, in addition to the Farm Distillery.