Media Advisory: Historic Locust Grove Hosts Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony


Media Contact:

Harlan Dawkins

Historic Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: (502) 897-9845 Email:

Historic Locust Grove Hosts Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony

Louisville, KY –– Historic Locust Grove is delighted to invite the community for a special Fourth of July celebration and Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday, July 4, 2024. This free event will take place at Historic Locust Grove, located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The day’s highlight will be the Naturalization Ceremony, where we will welcome new citizens into our community. This moving ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM and feature inspiring speeches, music by the Brass Band of Louisville Quintet, and a heartfelt oath of allegiance. Join us as we celebrate these new Americans and reflect on the values of citizenship, freedom, and civic engagement that our nation holds dear.

“We are honored to host this special Fourth of July and Naturalization Ceremony at Historic Locust Grove,” said Raina Melvin, Program Director at Historic Locust Grove. “This event is not just a celebration of our nation’s independence but also a testament to the enduring spirit of civic engagement and the diverse stories that have shaped our country. We look forward to welcoming new citizens and reflecting on the journey of immigration that continues to define America.”

In addition to the Naturalization Ceremony, the day’s festivities will include:

  • Civic Engagement Activities: Participate in discussions and activities emphasizing community involvement and civic responsibility.
  • Immigration Stories: Explore exhibits and stories highlighting the diverse journeys of immigrants and their contributions to our country.
  • Family Activities: Engage in fun, educational activities for children and families, including games, crafts, and historical demonstrations.
  • Food and Refreshments: Savor delicious food and drinks available for purchase from local vendors.

This event offers a beautiful opportunity to honor our nation’s history, celebrate the diversity that makes our country strong, and engage with the community meaningfully.

“Our Fourth of July celebration and Naturalization Ceremony honor the story of immigration and citizenship in America,” said Carol Ely, President/CEO at Historic Locust Grove. “William Croghan, the original owner of Locust Grove, immigrated from Ireland before the American Revolutionary War. By welcoming new citizens, we continue to celebrate the diverse heritage and steadfast spirit that defines our nation.”

We encourage everyone to bring family and friends to this memorable day at Historic Locust Grove.

For more information about the event, please visit our website at or call (502) 897-9845.

About Historic Locust Grove

Historic Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark established in 1792 and home to the Croghan family. The site preserves and interprets the history of early Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, offering tours, educational programs, and special events highlighting the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Media Contact:

Harlan Dawkins

Marketing Coordinator

Historic Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane Louisville, KY 40207

Email: Phone: (502) 897-9845