Calendar of Events
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! Reservations not required, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. Masks are strongly recommended - the room gets crowded! The Members' Preview will be all day on Thursday August 25th. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday Afternoon Lecture
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us on September 7th at 1:00 pm as Kentucky writer, Bailey Vandiver, presents her lecture "Resurrecting Alice Allison Dunnigan!" As the first Black woman journalist to be credentialed to the White House and Capitol press corps in 1947, Alice Allison Dunnigan's name was frequently in both headlines and bylines during her lifetime. But due to the racism and sexism that she faced, her accomplishments have not gotten their deserved place in history. This lecture about Dunnigan's life seeks to resurrect and share her often forgotten story. This lecture will be held in the Auditorium of Locust Grove. Refreshments will be served, starting at 1:00 pm, with lecture beginning at 1:15 pm. Admission is $6, or $4 for members of Locust Grove.
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
Enjoy a day filled with the hustle and bustle of harvesting, cooking, distilling and other activities that would welcome in the fall season on a 19th-century farm. Learn about the seasonal life on a farm through historic demonstrations in the hearth kitchen, farm distillery, and outbuildings. Regular site admission prices.
Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Locust Grove’s Market Fair will emphasize the intersection of military and civilian life during the Revolutionary War era. Soldiers will camp near a village market featuring vendors of period goods, artisans, food purveyors, and period entertainers, and games of the era such as cricket - and you can join in! In the hearth kitchen, dairy, and the washhouse, the work of the farm goes on. This year’s event is set in a lull between battles. The soldiers won’t clash in the field, but they’ll work on strategy, drilling, and recruiting new enlistees - including scouts and spies. Admission: $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; free for children under 6. Includes a visit to the historic house museum.
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.