Special Events, Lectures and Workshops
Info: Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville , KY 40207
Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Store Sale
For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For 10 days after Thanksgiving, you’ll receive a 20 percent discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery and Kentucky-made crafts. The museum store is open Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
Louisville Dulcimer Society
The annual concert by the Louisville Dulcimer Society will kick off our holiday season. Get here early to get a good seat for this popular event! The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove.
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Christmas During the War of 1812
Sunday, December 8
Refreshments, 5 PM; Concert, 5:30 pm
The War of 1812 lasted until 1814 and
included two Christmas seasons. The
Locust Grove Chamber Musicians
present a program from that era, with
reflections on what the Christmas season
was like on the banks of the Ohio in
frontier Kentucky. The chamber music series
allows you to experience
music much as the Croghans
and Clarks would have. The
first three concerts of the
season will be held in the
historic house. Refreshments are served downstairs at 5:00 p.m.; the concerts begin at
5:30 p.m. in the second-floor Great Parlor.
Season's subscriptions are available. Seating is limited, so order now! Patron, $200;
Supporter, $100; Season Subscriber, $65. Individual tickets for each concert are $20 each.
Call (502) 897-9845 for information or to purchase season tickets.
Sunday, December 15, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Art of Walking, Dr. Ken Keffer
Jane Austen Birthday/Christmas Tea
Friday, December 13, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 14, 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Christmastide at Locust Grove
Enter the year 1816 ....the Clark & Croghan families invite you into their home to visit and to partake of holiday cheer. The home is decorated in a manner appropriate for the “country seat” of Major William Croghan and his distinguished relatives and guests. In the great parlor, live music and dancing await the guests, intermingled with concerts by a talented neighbor. You’ll be engaged in lively conversations with family and guests. Out in the hearth kitchen, recently harvested foods are prepared over an open fire and refreshments are offered to guests.
Meanwhile, back in 2013: in the Visitors’ Center, there will be music, refreshments, storytelling, dancing and a craft time for children 3 & older from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each day.
Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, or $18 maximum per family (limit of two adults and up to four children under 18)
Closed December 24 & 25
Closed December 31, 2013 & January 1, 2014
Closed for cleaning and repairs: Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 10, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
The Historical Ball
Celebrate winter with a dance for all ages! Dress in period clothes from the era of your choice - ancient Rome, Elizabethan, Revolutionary or Civil War, Regency, "Downton Abbey", or swing era. To help you with some of the dances there will be a free dance practice offered on the day of the ball at Locust Grove. The Historical Ball will feature live music, with dances called by Tom and Toni Tumbusch from Cincinnati. His Lordship's Beef of Madison, IN, will provide light refreshments, wine and ale for purchase.
Cost is $20 per person; $15 for Friends of Locust Grove and for children 14 years of age and under (must be accompanied by an adult). For more information and to make reservations, please call Locust Grove at 502-897-9845. Reservations are required.
Wednesday, February 5, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
Undressing the Croghan Men
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove.
February 8- February 15
Miniatures on Display
Spring Used Book Sale
Friday, Feb. 28 - Sunday, March 2
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