Calendar of Events

07/02/2022
FREE Independence Day/Summer on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Free Admission ALL DAY! Join us at Locust Grove as we celebrate Independence Day in 19th-century style at Historic Locust Grove! This year, we are celebrating on Saturday, July 2nd, the anniversary of when the Continental Congress officially voted for its freedom from Great Britain. Festivities of the day will include walk-throughs of the historic house, first person interpreter portrayals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and Remember The Ladies at 10:30 and 2:00, a reading of “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass at noon and 4:00, and more. Food trucks will be on-site for food and drink, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Free, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Independence Day at Locust Grove is sponsored by Independence Bank.    

07/06/2022
Afternoon Lecture Series – Slavery & Resistance
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Jermaine Fowler is an author and founder of The Humanity Archive, a groundbreaking history podcast exploring the untold stories from history. As people seek to expand their knowledge of overlooked history—much of which has long been excluded from textbooks and mainstream conversations about marginalized heroes, thinkers, and revolutionaries—The Humanity Archive fills the void. His book The Humanity Archive: Recovering the Soul of Black History from a Whitewashed American Past will be out on February 28, 2023, and is now available for pre-order: https://amzn.to/3zzFLBy. In his Slavery & Resistance lecture, Fowler will explore the tragedy of chattel slavery in the making of America. Fowler will uncover real Black experiences on a local, national, and global scale. And, he will relay the historic struggles and triumphs of Black people and their connection to the present.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

09/25/2022
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite fall sale, 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 tours of the historic house museum offered beginning at 1:00pm. Event organizer: Rod Lich. Food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

10/15/2022
Fall on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Details to be announced.

10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Market Fair is back! Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and Revolutionary War re-enactors as we bring the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. A full schedule and list of vendors will be posted later. *** Reenactor Registration will be announced at a later time.

10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Market Fair is back! Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and Revolutionary War re-enactors as we bring the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. A full schedule and list of vendors will be posted later. *** Reenactor Registration will be announced at a later time.

12/10/2022
Winter on the Farm
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

This new event includes elements of the previous Christmastide event, with our First Person Interpreter corps and our "Unfolding the Story" cast in character as residents, free and enslaved, of 1816 Locust Grove, focusing on the work of the farm preparing for winter with food preservation going on in the outbuildings and family plans for gatherings. Much of the activity will take place outdoors, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. Saturday, December 10th, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. $5 per person. Concurrent with the Winter Book Sale and other seasonal events.

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FREE Independence Day/Summer on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Free Admission ALL DAY! Join us at Locust Grove as we celebrate Independence Day in 19th-century style at Historic Locust Grove! This year, we are celebrating on Saturday, July 2nd, the anniversary of when the Continental Congress officially voted for its freedom from Great Britain. Festivities of the day will include walk-throughs of the historic house, first person interpreter portrayals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and Remember The Ladies at 10:30 and 2:00, a reading of “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass at noon and 4:00, and more. Food trucks will be on-site for food and drink, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Free, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Independence Day at Locust Grove is sponsored by Independence Bank.    

Afternoon Lecture Series – Slavery & Resistance
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Jermaine Fowler is an author and founder of The Humanity Archive, a groundbreaking history podcast exploring the untold stories from history. As people seek to expand their knowledge of overlooked history—much of which has long been excluded from textbooks and mainstream conversations about marginalized heroes, thinkers, and revolutionaries—The Humanity Archive fills the void. His book The Humanity Archive: Recovering the Soul of Black History from a Whitewashed American Past will be out on February 28, 2023, and is now available for pre-order: https://amzn.to/3zzFLBy. In his Slavery & Resistance lecture, Fowler will explore the tragedy of chattel slavery in the making of America. Fowler will uncover real Black experiences on a local, national, and global scale. And, he will relay the historic struggles and triumphs of Black people and their connection to the present.

The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite fall sale, 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 tours of the historic house museum offered beginning at 1:00pm. Event organizer: Rod Lich. Food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

Fall on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Details to be announced.

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Market Fair is back! Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and Revolutionary War re-enactors as we bring the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. A full schedule and list of vendors will be posted later. *** Reenactor Registration will be announced at a later time.

Winter on the Farm
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

This new event includes elements of the previous Christmastide event, with our First Person Interpreter corps and our "Unfolding the Story" cast in character as residents, free and enslaved, of 1816 Locust Grove, focusing on the work of the farm preparing for winter with food preservation going on in the outbuildings and family plans for gatherings. Much of the activity will take place outdoors, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. Saturday, December 10th, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. $5 per person. Concurrent with the Winter Book Sale and other seasonal events.