2014 Calendar
Special Events, Lectures and Workshops

Contact Info: Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville , KY 40207
(502) 897-9845
e-mail: lghh@locustgrove.org
Website: www.locustgrove.org

Friday, July 18, 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday July 19 & Sunday, July 20
7th Annual Jane Austen Festival
10:00 am -5:00 pm
Event includes a Regency Emporium, Regency styleshow, workshops, entertainment, a four-course afternoon tea, a Grand Ball and more. $12 admission
For more info: www.jasnalouisville.com

Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series

Undressing the Croghan Men
Locust Grove docent and historical reenactor Brian Cushing gives a detailed look at male fashions during
the first part of the 1800s - clothing similar to what the first two generations of Croghans would have worn. He will examine the fashions themselves, how they evolved, and how and why the garments looked and functioned the way they did. Mr. Cushing's lecture, scheduled for this past February, was cancelled because of snow. (Suitable for all audiences.)

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. Reservations are not required.

August 17, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society

India’s Influence on Regency England, Dr. Shailendra Chopra. Meeting in Lexington, KY.  Members only

August 22-24
Summer Used Book Sale
Friday Aug. 22, 10:00-7:00
Saturday
& Sunday Aug. 23 & 24, 10:00-4:30
Special members Preview, Thursday, August 21, 5:00-7:30 pm. Memberships available at the door.
20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale.  All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! We've recently received big donations of books about the Civil War, World War II, art, and lots of golf books, many of which are signed.

Most paperbacks will be $1; most hardcover books, $2. On the other side of the room divider, you’ll find a number of books bargain-priced at $3 to $8. And, as always, we’ll have a selection of illustrated, rare, collectible, autographed, and sets of books at various prices, all of which are great bargains, too.

Note that on Friday, the first day of the public sale, we’re open until 7:00 p.m. so you can shop after school or after work! Our volunteers continually add books to the tables (and floors) during the first two days. On Sunday, all books are half–price, or you may fill a bag of books for $10. 

Proceeds from our semi-annual Used Book Sales support all of Locust Grove’s programs.

Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series

Andrew Jackson
William T. Turner
Considered the historian of Western Kentucky, William T. Turner will look at the life of President Andrew Jackson, with an emphasis on what made him the man he became. He'll discuss Jackson's Nashville home, The Hermitage, and Jackson's emotional attachment to it. 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. Reservations are not required. 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. Reservations are not required.

Sunday, September 21, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
Staged Reading of Lover’s Vows, Kathi E.B. Ellis directing

Sunday, September 28, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fall Antiques Market
Furniture, silver, jewelry, quilts, rugs, porcelain, books, textiles, dishes, dolls, serveware – just about any antiques or collectibles you’re looking for are here at Locust Grove. Dealers from the South and Midwest come together for Locust Grove’s semi-annual Antiques Markets. Admission is $6 ($3 for children 6-12). Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Concessions are available. Proceeds support the continued operation and preservation of Locust Grove.

Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 pm

Lynn Renau
War of 1812 and the Boys of the Beargrass

Often called “the second American Revolution,” the War of 1812 encompassed sea battles famous for immortal messages such as “Don’t give up the ship”, “We have met the enemy and they are ours", The Star Spangled Banner, and bloody land battles with long-forgotten slogans such as “Remember the Raisin”. Kentucky supplied 65 percent of the soldiers who fought in the conflict.   Boys from the Beargrass Creek families that fought included George Croghan, Zachary Taylor, the Wells brothers, the Edwards boys, and George “Vulcan” Rudy.  Their stories - personal, inspiring and tragic - bring a war fought two hundred years ago back to life.  Five of their homes still stand in the St. Matthews area. 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. Reservations are not required.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Education of Young Women, Anne Fischer

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26

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

Notice is herewith given that a Market Fair shall be held at the grounds designated as the seat of Major William Croghan, known as Locust Grove, six miles up-river from the Falls of the Ohio. You are invited to join with Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own militia, the Illinois regiment, as well as British Dragoons and Marines, and German Hessians. Native Americans will be present as well - whose side will they be on this year? Concessions available. Admission for adults is $6 and children $3.

Wednesday, November 3, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series

Daniel Krebs
A Generous and Merciful Enemy: Life for German Prisoners of War During the American Revolution

Some 37,000 soldiers from six German principalities, collectively remembered as Hessians, entered service as British auxiliaries  during the American War of Independence. Over time, thousands of these men were imprisoned by the American revolutionaries. Krebs explains the motivations of the German states that provided contract soldiers for the British army. He will further describe how the Germans were made prisoners and brings to life the soldiers’ everyday lives in captivity from New England to Havana, Cuba.

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. Reservations are not required.

November 16, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
Two Film Versions of Mansfield Park, Dr. Karen Hadley

Closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7, 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, stationary 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 1, 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.


Friday, December 5, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 6, 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Christmastide at Locust Grove
Enter the year 1816 for a Croghan family Christmas at Locust Grove. 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 2014: in the Visitors’ Center, there will be dancing, music, refreshments, storytelling and crafts for children 3 & older from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each day.

Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, or $18 maximum per household.

Sunday, December 14, 2 pm
Jane Austen Society
The Gardens of Mansfield Park, Kim Wilson, author

Closed December 24 & 25

Closed December 31, 2014 & January 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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