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Celebrate Independence Day And The American Revolution At Locust Grove

Afternoon Lecture Series | Jason Hiner: The Burr-Hamilton Duel of 1804
Wednesday, July 3, 1:15 pm

Jason Hiner, Locust Grove first-person interpreter and history aficionado, will tell us about the Hamilton-Burr duel and how it became a gruesome symbol of the bitter and partisan political infighting among America’s founders. This talk explores who Hamilton and Burr were, the different opinions they had about politics and politicians, and why their differences led to a duel that left Hamilton dead and turned America’s Vice-President into an outlaw.

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 Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required. Part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

Free Independence Day!
Thursday, July 4, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Sponsored by Independence Bank.

Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and discover the Revolutionary spirit. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.   We’ll have a small summer-reading book sale, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks.

Additional support sponsored in honor of The Society of the Cincinnati.  

The 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival
Friday, July 12 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrating Northanger Abbey: Adventure and Romance Unmasked!

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, the largest Jane Austen event in North America returns to Locust Grove. Throughout the weekend, immerse yourself in the Regency world as you attend presentations by featured speakers and a Regency Style Show under the Big Tent, watch demonstrations of Regency past-times, gain new skills to further your Regency education with our Workshops, delight in Four-Course Afternoon Tea, visit and shop our Regency Emporium and Shoppes of Meryton, and more!

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region. Visit for more tickets and more information.

Summer Thursday Concert Series: Swing ‘39
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm

Our Summer Thursday Concert series brings Kentucky musicians to our gardens! Join us on July 25 at 6:30 pm for gypsy swing with Swing ’39. Following in the musical tradition of Django Reinhardt, Swing ‘39 plays the original compositions of Django and popular tunes by composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Ellington with an energy that is sassy and lots of fun.

Bring your own blankets and chairs. Performance space, food, and bar open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 6:30 pm. Admission: $16/$14 for members.

Final weeks!
Special Exhibition
Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary
Wednesday, May 29 – Friday, July 5

This exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History examines Hamilton’s central role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period in creating the economic, constitutional, social, journalistic, political, and foreign policy templates for modern America. Using reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society, and drawing on recent scholarship about Alexander Hamilton, this traveling exhibition helps students learn that Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death. On view daily: May 29 – July 5, 2019

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road and River Road), Louisville, KY 40207.

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