Historic Picnic & Croghan Family Wedding – Locust Grove

july, 2015

18jul12:00 pm10:00 pmHistoric Picnic & Croghan Family Wedding


Event Details

“A splendid wedding accompanied by much hustle and display.”  The Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove is taking a one-year break — but you still can enjoy the spirit of the times with this special event. Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds or purchase foods at Locust Grove. You’re invited to dress in attire of any historical period, or just admire those who do. At 1pm, we’ll have a special reading of Jane Austen’s early work by members of the Kentucky Shakespeare company. At 4pm, Locust Grove’s first-person interpreters will reenact the wedding of Ann Croghan to General Thomas Sidney Jesup which took place at Locust Grove in 1822. Re-enactors and spectators can witness the grand wedding ceremony.Vendors of period goods will set up shop all day long. Admission: $8 for adults; $4 for children, 6–18; free for children under 6 years of age. In the evening, join in the dancing and celebration at the Ball – come in period clothing (any period) – from 7 to 10 pm, $12 adults, ball reservations strongly suggested. Call 897-9845.  Co-sponsored by JASNA.  DETAILS HERE.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm