Afternoon Lecture Series
Dr. Matthew Costello: The Property of the Nation: Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President
Wednesday, April 3, 1:15 pm
Dr. Matthew Costello, Senior Historian for the White House Historical Association, will speak on the memory of George Washington, his tomb at Mount Vernon, and the enslaved storytellers who were the first on-site interpreters of Washington’s legacy.
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 $6, $4 for Locust Grove members. Reservations are not required. Part of the Age of Hamilton Series at Locust Grove.
Punch with the President
George Washington, the Founding Fathers, and their Spirits: Alcohol, Politics, and Consumption in Early America
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 pm
Upon his death in 1799, George Washington owned one of the largest whiskey distilleries in the United States. John Adams preferred hard cider and a variety of beers. Thomas Jefferson was a connoisseur of French wines and champagne. Join Senior Historian of the White House Historical Association Dr. Matthew Costello to learn to drink like Washington and his contemporaries in this lively evening of history and historical refreshments.
Tickets: $15/$12 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call 502-897-9845. Admission includes one drink ticket.
Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.
Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth
Friday, April 19, 6:30 pm
Kentucky Shakespeare is bringing a new production of Macbeth to Locust Grove! Join the internationally renowned Kentucky Shakespeare company as they present a 90-minute production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Admission is free! The performance area, food, and cash bar will be available at 5:30 pm; the play starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Bring your own blankets and chairs.
A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Feel the excitement of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Step into the year 1778 with this Revolutionary War Encampment as George Rogers Clark and his Illinois Regiment of Virginia begin their western campaign. Visit with soldiers and camp followers, learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Be sure to visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.