Calendar of Events

05/21/2024
Music Under the Pavilion: Keltricity
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. *Snacks and refreshments available for purchase*
Join us for an enchanting evening that sets the stage for a season filled with mesmerizing sounds of the Kentucky music scene. Our kickoff event begins with Keltricity, who will transport you to the heart of Ireland and Scotland, where soulful melodies and lively rhythms come together in perfect harmony. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss, and it’s just the beginning of a series that promises to be filled with music across all genres.

Gather your friends and family, bring a picnic, and join us as we embark on this musical journey through the lands of William Croghan’s childhood. Let the melodies of Ireland and Scotland sweep you away and set the tone for a season of unforgettable performances.

Keltricity is a Celtic-world band featuring traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada.

06/02/2024
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music: The Three Bassets
Sunday, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Admission: $22/nonmembers; $20/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 5:00 pm, concert at 5:30 pm. 

The three Basset Horns are returning to Locust Grove to perform Mozart Operas in a way you've never experienced. No singers, no scenery, no acting-just pure music! Never attempted before anywhere by anyone!

Led by Locust Grove chamber musician Ernie Gross.

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/03/2024 - 06/08/2024
Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

06/18/2024
Sunset Yoga at Locust Grove
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Enjoy the weather and landscape during Sunset Yoga on June 16th. Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of nature and join us for an experience that embraces the first heat of Summer. Guided by experienced instructors from Studio Hustle, unwind and stretch in a serene park setting. This class is open to all experience levels. Experience the refreshing ambiance of spring, connect with your breathing, and let the tranquility sweep away the stress of the outside world. Don't miss this opportunity for a summer escape amidst the natural beauty of Locust Grove.

This donation-based class is in partnership with local business Studio Hustle. Click "Attend" to sign up!

06/30/2024
Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Admission: $10/adults, free for under 18 years of age
Check out the treasures at the Antiques Market! From delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes the historic house museum beginning at 1:00pm. Food & drink available. Event organizer: Eric Lausch, viwalkersilver@yahoo.com.

07/03/2024
Freemasonry Comes to America with Tim Root
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

Locust Grove welcomes Tim Root in this engaging discussion about the Masonic Fraternity's journey from Europe (primarily England) to America in the 18th Century. We will closely examine its impact on our Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War. This lecture will take audiences on a journey as the Fraternity spread from New England into the Frontier and look closer at Freemasonry in Kentucky, including Locust Grove!

Tim Root is currently the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at L&N Federal Credit Union, a local financial institution with a rich history dating back to 1954. He is an active board member and volunteer, serving on the Scottish Rite Foundation Board and volunteering at St Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church. He has previously served on the board at Kentucky Harvest and was a founding board member at Blessings in a Backpack. Tim is deeply involved in Freemasonry, serving as a member since 1998 and holding leadership roles within Louisville Lodge #400. Additionally, he is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution through his patriot ancestor, John Peter Corn, who was the personal lifeguard to George Washington.

07/04/2024
4th of July: Summer on the Farm
Thursday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: FREE
This is Locust Grove's Cultural Pass offering through the Fund for the Arts.

Gather your family and join us this 4th of July at Locust Grove for a FREE fun-filled day of learning and celebration! Explore what it means to be an active citizen and how to make a difference in your community through exciting activities and interactive discussions. Join StageOne Storytellers as they read stories of citizenship, civics, voting, and much more! Delve into the meaning of independence while reflecting on the history of the Revolutionary War and enslavement at our historic site. Engage with our community partners, enjoy family activities, and learn about the meaning of civic engagement together at Locust Grove.

07/16/2024
Music Under the Pavilion: Louisville Folk School
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Experience the soulful sounds of bluegrass music as the talented musicians from the Louisville Folk School take the stage at Music Under the Pavilion! Join us for an evening of foot-stomping rhythms, heartfelt melodies, and authentic Appalachian tunes that will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Bring your friends and family for a night of outdoor fun and live music in the heart of Locust Grove's scenic surroundings.

Louisville Folk School is a 501C3 nonprofit with a mission to engage the folk music traditions of Kentuckians through education and performance, build on the rich cultural history of the bluegrass state, while creating community through the arts.

07/30/2024
Music Under the Pavilion: Fred Keams (Navajo [Dine])
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Join Locust Grove in an evening of rich cultural history by welcoming Fred Keams (Navajo [Dine]). Mr. Keams will demonstrate the sounds and melodies of traditional Navajo flute music under the breathtaking Locust Grove Pavilion. Through Mr. Keams's expert playing, you will learn about the tradition, skill, and power of Indigenous music.

Fred Keams grew up in Navajo, New Mexico, and is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He continues the Navajo's musical traditions by crafting authentic traditional flutes by hand and playing them. He named his business Yellowknife Flutes after the nickname given to him by a friend and co-worker in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He organizes the Native Flute Gathering, which is held every May in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

08/22/2024 - 08/25/2024
Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

MEMBER PREVIEW: August 22 | 10AM to 7PM
GENERAL SALE: August 23-26 | 10AM to 4:30PM

Used, antiquarian, and new books at all prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! With books at reasonable prices, you are sure to find a new treasure to add to your bookshelf. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, with a special section of finer books that are individually priced. Proceeds support the educational and preservation programs of Locust Grove.

08/22/2024 - 08/25/2024
Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

MEMBER PREVIEW: August 22 | 10AM to 7PM
GENERAL SALE: August 23-26 | 10AM to 4:30PM

Used, antiquarian, and new books at all prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! With books at reasonable prices, you are sure to find a new treasure to add to your bookshelf. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, with a special section of finer books that are individually priced. Proceeds support the educational and preservation programs of Locust Grove.

08/22/2024 - 08/25/2024
Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

MEMBER PREVIEW: August 22 | 10AM to 7PM
GENERAL SALE: August 23-26 | 10AM to 4:30PM

Used, antiquarian, and new books at all prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! With books at reasonable prices, you are sure to find a new treasure to add to your bookshelf. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, with a special section of finer books that are individually priced. Proceeds support the educational and preservation programs of Locust Grove.

08/22/2024 - 08/25/2024
Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

MEMBER PREVIEW: August 22 | 10AM to 7PM
GENERAL SALE: August 23-26 | 10AM to 4:30PM

Used, antiquarian, and new books at all prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! With books at reasonable prices, you are sure to find a new treasure to add to your bookshelf. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, with a special section of finer books that are individually priced. Proceeds support the educational and preservation programs of Locust Grove.

09/04/2024
Afternoon Lecture: Treaties, Expansion, & The NW Territory from the Indigenous Perspective
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

09/29/2024
Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Admission: $10/adults, free for under 18 years of age
Check out the treasures at the Antiques Market! From delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes the historic house museum beginning at 1:00pm. Food & drink available. Event organizer: Eric Lausch, viwalkersilver@yahoo.com.

10/02/2024
Afternoon Lecture: Kentucky Unsettled
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763 marked the land that became Kentucky as Indian Reserve. However, a surge of settlers, enticed by land speculators, disrupted this balance. Colonial officials couldn't control the influx of settlers eager to claim the territory, leading to land disputes and coercive treaties that reshaped Kentucky's landscape. Explore the nuanced history of Indigenous displacement in Kentucky as we delve into the impact of coercive treaties, encroaching settlements, and the erosion of Native lifeways during the late 18th century. This talk will explore concepts of colonialism, property ownership, and sovereignty.

Kelly Hyberger is the Native American Collections Specialist at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky and previously worked as the Director of Cultural Resources at the Museum of Us and as the Curator of Collections at the Frazier History Museum. Her tenure in the non-profit sector is focused on decolonial praxis in museum collections, the repatriation of Indigenous cultural heritage items, and methods for centering authentic, diverse narratives of US History in education and interpretation. Kelly holds a master’s in history, a master’s in teaching, and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Louisville. She has spoken domestically/internationally about the importance of decolonial stewardship and repatriation.

11/06/2024
Afternoon Lecture: An Early Louisville Murder: The Killing of Joseph Frederick at Oxmoor Farm
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

In 1816 Armistead Churchill knocked on the cabin of Joseph Frederick who was working as the overseer at Oxmoor Farm. When Frederick opened the door Churchill shot him dead. The reason for the murder includes treatment of the enslaved people at Oxmoor Farm, and a jockeying for control of Oxmoor. Churchill went to trial in 1817 and was defended by John Rowan and Benjamin Hardin. This trial would drive a wedge between these early Kentucky families and even lead to a challenge to duel! Come hear how this early Kentucky murder trial ended and the ramifications it had for these early Kentucky families.

Shirley Harmon manages the day-to-day operation of the Historic Oxmoor Farm, the Bullitt family home since 1787. Shirley has 25 years’ experience in the field of archives and historic home management. During her college years she worked as a docent at Farmington Historic Home and a fact checker for the Louisville Encyclopedia. In 2009 she was appointed a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Committee, which planned events in the Louisville area for the celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. She worked at the Filson Historical Society from 1999-2006 and again from 2011-2012 where her main focus was cataloging the Bullitt Family Papers. Shirley has been the archivist for Norton Healthcare since 2002. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, The Society of American Archivists, American Association of State and Local History, the Interpretations Committee for Farmington Historic Home, and the Oxmoor Preservation Committee.

Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree in History at Xavier University, and her master’s degree in History at the University of Louisville.

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.
Music Under the Pavilion: Keltricity
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. *Snacks and refreshments available for purchase*
Join us for an enchanting evening that sets the stage for a season filled with mesmerizing sounds of the Kentucky music scene. Our kickoff event begins with Keltricity, who will transport you to the heart of Ireland and Scotland, where soulful melodies and lively rhythms come together in perfect harmony. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss, and it’s just the beginning of a series that promises to be filled with music across all genres.

Gather your friends and family, bring a picnic, and join us as we embark on this musical journey through the lands of William Croghan’s childhood. Let the melodies of Ireland and Scotland sweep you away and set the tone for a season of unforgettable performances.

Keltricity is a Celtic-world band featuring traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada.

Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music: The Three Bassets
Sunday, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Admission: $22/nonmembers; $20/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 5:00 pm, concert at 5:30 pm. 

The three Basset Horns are returning to Locust Grove to perform Mozart Operas in a way you've never experienced. No singers, no scenery, no acting-just pure music! Never attempted before anywhere by anyone!

Led by Locust Grove chamber musician Ernie Gross.

Artist in Residence – Jerome Bias
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn more about the week of programming.
Step into history and immerse yourself in the inaugural Artist-In-Residence Program at Historic Locust Grove! Join us this June for an unforgettable week-long exploration-themed “A Celebration of Food, Family, and Furniture.” Delve into the rich tapestry of Southern material culture and foodways as we honor traditions and creativity that have shaped America.

Follow our Artist, Jerome Bias, on a journey celebrating the intricate connections between food, family, and furnishings. From hands-on workshops and artisan demonstrations to enlightening talks and culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover the artistry behind traditional Southern furniture-making techniques, learn about the historical significance of heirloom recipes, and gain insight into the cultural influences that have influenced our culinary landscape. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply curious about the stories woven into the fabric of our past, this program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the heritage of the American South.

Jerome Bias is a furniture maker and cultural heritage practitioner specializing in reproducing 18th—and 19th-century Southern Furniture using period techniques. He has been making furniture since 2000 and was the joiner for Old Salem Museums & Gardens from 2011-2016.

He has presented for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Currently, Jerome Bias reproduces historic furniture pieces from places throughout the country where his family was enslaved. Through his work, he hopes to explore the question: “How did his ancestors handle the trauma of enslavement and yet maintain the ability to have hope and love?”

Sunset Yoga at Locust Grove
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Enjoy the weather and landscape during Sunset Yoga on June 16th. Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of nature and join us for an experience that embraces the first heat of Summer. Guided by experienced instructors from Studio Hustle, unwind and stretch in a serene park setting. This class is open to all experience levels. Experience the refreshing ambiance of spring, connect with your breathing, and let the tranquility sweep away the stress of the outside world. Don't miss this opportunity for a summer escape amidst the natural beauty of Locust Grove.

This donation-based class is in partnership with local business Studio Hustle. Click "Attend" to sign up!

Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Admission: $10/adults, free for under 18 years of age
Check out the treasures at the Antiques Market! From delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes the historic house museum beginning at 1:00pm. Food & drink available. Event organizer: Eric Lausch, viwalkersilver@yahoo.com.

Freemasonry Comes to America with Tim Root
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

Locust Grove welcomes Tim Root in this engaging discussion about the Masonic Fraternity's journey from Europe (primarily England) to America in the 18th Century. We will closely examine its impact on our Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War. This lecture will take audiences on a journey as the Fraternity spread from New England into the Frontier and look closer at Freemasonry in Kentucky, including Locust Grove!

Tim Root is currently the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at L&N Federal Credit Union, a local financial institution with a rich history dating back to 1954. He is an active board member and volunteer, serving on the Scottish Rite Foundation Board and volunteering at St Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church. He has previously served on the board at Kentucky Harvest and was a founding board member at Blessings in a Backpack. Tim is deeply involved in Freemasonry, serving as a member since 1998 and holding leadership roles within Louisville Lodge #400. Additionally, he is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution through his patriot ancestor, John Peter Corn, who was the personal lifeguard to George Washington.

4th of July: Summer on the Farm
Thursday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: FREE
This is Locust Grove's Cultural Pass offering through the Fund for the Arts.

Gather your family and join us this 4th of July at Locust Grove for a FREE fun-filled day of learning and celebration! Explore what it means to be an active citizen and how to make a difference in your community through exciting activities and interactive discussions. Join StageOne Storytellers as they read stories of citizenship, civics, voting, and much more! Delve into the meaning of independence while reflecting on the history of the Revolutionary War and enslavement at our historic site. Engage with our community partners, enjoy family activities, and learn about the meaning of civic engagement together at Locust Grove.

Music Under the Pavilion: Louisville Folk School
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Experience the soulful sounds of bluegrass music as the talented musicians from the Louisville Folk School take the stage at Music Under the Pavilion! Join us for an evening of foot-stomping rhythms, heartfelt melodies, and authentic Appalachian tunes that will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Bring your friends and family for a night of outdoor fun and live music in the heart of Locust Grove's scenic surroundings.

Louisville Folk School is a 501C3 nonprofit with a mission to engage the folk music traditions of Kentuckians through education and performance, build on the rich cultural history of the bluegrass state, while creating community through the arts.

Music Under the Pavilion: Fred Keams (Navajo [Dine])
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Admission: $15/Adults; $5/children; free to children under 3.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Join Locust Grove in an evening of rich cultural history by welcoming Fred Keams (Navajo [Dine]). Mr. Keams will demonstrate the sounds and melodies of traditional Navajo flute music under the breathtaking Locust Grove Pavilion. Through Mr. Keams's expert playing, you will learn about the tradition, skill, and power of Indigenous music.

Fred Keams grew up in Navajo, New Mexico, and is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He continues the Navajo's musical traditions by crafting authentic traditional flutes by hand and playing them. He named his business Yellowknife Flutes after the nickname given to him by a friend and co-worker in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He organizes the Native Flute Gathering, which is held every May in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

MEMBER PREVIEW: August 22 | 10AM to 7PM
GENERAL SALE: August 23-26 | 10AM to 4:30PM

Used, antiquarian, and new books at all prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! With books at reasonable prices, you are sure to find a new treasure to add to your bookshelf. Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, with a special section of finer books that are individually priced. Proceeds support the educational and preservation programs of Locust Grove.

Afternoon Lecture: Treaties, Expansion, & The NW Territory from the Indigenous Perspective
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Admission: $10/adults, free for under 18 years of age
Check out the treasures at the Antiques Market! From delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes the historic house museum beginning at 1:00pm. Food & drink available. Event organizer: Eric Lausch, viwalkersilver@yahoo.com.

Afternoon Lecture: Kentucky Unsettled
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763 marked the land that became Kentucky as Indian Reserve. However, a surge of settlers, enticed by land speculators, disrupted this balance. Colonial officials couldn't control the influx of settlers eager to claim the territory, leading to land disputes and coercive treaties that reshaped Kentucky's landscape. Explore the nuanced history of Indigenous displacement in Kentucky as we delve into the impact of coercive treaties, encroaching settlements, and the erosion of Native lifeways during the late 18th century. This talk will explore concepts of colonialism, property ownership, and sovereignty.

Kelly Hyberger is the Native American Collections Specialist at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky and previously worked as the Director of Cultural Resources at the Museum of Us and as the Curator of Collections at the Frazier History Museum. Her tenure in the non-profit sector is focused on decolonial praxis in museum collections, the repatriation of Indigenous cultural heritage items, and methods for centering authentic, diverse narratives of US History in education and interpretation. Kelly holds a master’s in history, a master’s in teaching, and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Louisville. She has spoken domestically/internationally about the importance of decolonial stewardship and repatriation.

Afternoon Lecture: An Early Louisville Murder: The Killing of Joseph Frederick at Oxmoor Farm
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $8/nonmembers; $6/Locust Grove members.
Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm. 

In 1816 Armistead Churchill knocked on the cabin of Joseph Frederick who was working as the overseer at Oxmoor Farm. When Frederick opened the door Churchill shot him dead. The reason for the murder includes treatment of the enslaved people at Oxmoor Farm, and a jockeying for control of Oxmoor. Churchill went to trial in 1817 and was defended by John Rowan and Benjamin Hardin. This trial would drive a wedge between these early Kentucky families and even lead to a challenge to duel! Come hear how this early Kentucky murder trial ended and the ramifications it had for these early Kentucky families.

Shirley Harmon manages the day-to-day operation of the Historic Oxmoor Farm, the Bullitt family home since 1787. Shirley has 25 years’ experience in the field of archives and historic home management. During her college years she worked as a docent at Farmington Historic Home and a fact checker for the Louisville Encyclopedia. In 2009 she was appointed a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Committee, which planned events in the Louisville area for the celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. She worked at the Filson Historical Society from 1999-2006 and again from 2011-2012 where her main focus was cataloging the Bullitt Family Papers. Shirley has been the archivist for Norton Healthcare since 2002. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, The Society of American Archivists, American Association of State and Local History, the Interpretations Committee for Farmington Historic Home, and the Oxmoor Preservation Committee.

Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree in History at Xavier University, and her master’s degree in History at the University of Louisville.