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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove celebrates Hamilton and the American Revolution

Afternoon Lecture Series Dr. Richard Bell: The African American Revolution Wednesday, June 5, 1:15 pm Louisville, KY., – We all know that the American Revolution was about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But what did those slogans mean to black people caught up in that war? Historian Richard Bell explains that African Americans actually threw themselves into the war effort with more enthusiasm (and with more at stake) than did many white colonists. Stories like theirs beg us to think about the stakes of the American Revolution from their perspective and to wonder just how revolutionary the American…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove presenting time with presidents

Louisville, Ky. – Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is excited to welcome a series of guest speakers for three evening events celebrating The Age of Hamilton and the first three American Presidents, as well as the refreshments they enjoyed during their lifetimes. The Punch with the President evenings are part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove that looks at the personalities and events of the era of the American Revolution through the Early National period in depth. Washington, Jefferson, Burr, and Hamilton all were part of the world of William Croghan of…


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Join the Croghan family at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove for the holidays

Louisville, KY – The Croghan and Clark families and their friends welcome guests from near and far to Locust Grove for a special one-day only celebration of Christmastide, 1816. On Saturday, December 8, from 12 pm to 7 pm, Locust Grove will come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of the season as Locust Grove’s corps of First Person Interpreters bring to life the residents of the historic house, as well as their friends and neighbors. Visitors will have the opportunity to converse with the Croghans about the news of the day—the recent election of James Monroe as the fifth…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove will take visitors back hundreds of years this weekend

Louisville, KY., – When visitors enter Locust Grove’s grounds during this year’s 18th Century Market Fair on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, they’ll be transported to the year 1778 in the middle of the American Revolution. That’s the year George Rogers Clark founded the city of Louisville during the Illinois Campaign that was the cornerstone to the War in the West, including his successful raid at Kaskaskia. Visit with members of the Continental Army on the side of the Americans and the British Dragoons and Marines, Scottish Highlanders and Hessians fighting for King George III and learn about…


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‘Largest Jane Austen Event in North America’ to be held at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove this weekend

Louisville, KY., – A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more! Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession  on Saturday, July 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning…


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Louisville Ky Metro Parks now selling the perfect gift for that golf lover in the family

Louisville, Ky., – The 2016 Metro Parks Golf Discount Book is now on sale at all Metro Parks and Recreation public golf courses, and makes a perfect holiday gift for the golfer in the family, regardless of experience level. The $25 gift provides hundreds of dollars in savings throughout the year and is on sale at all nine public golf courses and the Metro Parks Administration Building at Joe Creason Park. The Golf Discount Book is one of many holiday gift options provided through Metro Parks and Recreation. For lovers of the great outdoors, the Welcome Center at Jefferson Memorial Forest…


Louisville KY’s Resurfaced project earns top award for innovative re-use of vacant downtown space

from Metro Government… Louisville’s transformation of a vacant space in the heart of downtown into a temporary, pop-up plaza has earned the top annual award from the state’s professional landscape architects. Resurfaced, which offered live music and other performing arts, local food and craft beer and drew thousands of people to a vacant space at 615 W. Main St., received the Honor Award from the Kentucky chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The award was presented to Henry|McGalliard Landscape Architecture for its work in planning and implementing Resurfaced which ran for six weeks in September and October, 2014. “Resurfaced was…