Lessons from Locust Grove

Locust Grove is where Louisville begins, and this is where you can continue learning about the world of the 19th century at home!

History at Home Scavenger Hunt

Download PDF here: History at Home Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Tour of Locust Grove

Audio Tour of Locust Grove’s grounds and outbuildings

Locust Grove on YouTube | Find cocktail recipes, a peek into our archives and research, hands-on activities and more!

Locust Grove on Facebook | Locust Grove on Instagram | Locust Grove on Twitter

Afternoon Lecture Series Archive

Locust Grove Blog

Virtual Living Room Lecture Series Archive

The 12 Days of Christmastide | Enjoy our virtual 2020 Christmastide celebration!

The Punch Bowl | A monthly historic happy hour with historic distilling experts from Locust Grove, Mount Vernon, Spirits of French Lick, and West Overton


Week 1

Making Homemade Butter


Download a worksheet on making butter at home here: How to Make Butter

Further learning:
Early American Dairy with Townsends
Blog post on the Locust Grove Dairy
Dairying at Monticello

The Locust Grove dairy.

Week 2

How to Make Your Own Berry Ink

Ink Making Activity for Grades K – 8

Ink Making Activity for Grades 9-12


Week 3

How to Make Candied Violets

How to Make Candied Violets Worksheet

Week 4

How to Dye Eggs with Onion Skins

Download How to Dye Eggs with Onion Skins

Week 5

How to Make a Timeline and Document a Day In Your Life

Download Instructions for How To Make A Timeline: How to Make a Timeline

Download our Day in the Life Activity Sheet: A Day In Your Life Timeline

Week 6

A Day in the Life

Download A Timeline of George Rogers Clark’s life here: George Rogers Clark Timeline Activity

Week 7

Making a Family Tree

Download instructions on making a family tree: How to Make Your Family Tree

Download a blank family tree: My Family Tree

Download an All About Me worksheet: All About Me!

Download Family Tree Vocabulary: Family Tree Vocabulary

Week 8

It’s Garden Week at Locust Grove!

Play Garden Bingo! Download your Bingo Card here: Garden Bingo

Week 9

How to Make a Blackberry Crisp: Recipe and Worksheet Here.

Week 10

How to Make 19th Century Macaroni and Cheese!

Recipe and Worksheet here: How to Make 1824 Macaroni & Cheese

Watch a video here! 

Week 11

How to Make Citron Melon Preserves

Recipe and worksheet here: How to Make Citron Melon Preserves

Week 12

The Anatomy of a Flower

Parts of the Flower

Flower Word Scramble

How Many Flowers Can You Name?

Week 13

How to Make Switchel

How to Make Switchel Worksheet

Week 14

Getting Dressed in 1810

Watch the video here! 


Week 15

How to Process Fiber

Coloring Pages

Locust Grove Grounds

Birds of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Arabesque wallpaper coloring sheet

Young William Croghan miniature

Young Lucy Croghan miniature

Miniature Portrait of Dr. John Croghan