Events Calendar

Public Tours - Ongoing

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St., at 1:30 pm (Monday - Saturday). $6 adults/$3 youth (15-18)/Free for children 5 and under and for members.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection - Ongoing

Featuring sugar chestsome of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and painters. Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd floor of Liberty Hall; the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

 May 13 - Spring Plant Sale, Orlando Brown House and Patio, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Purchase flowering plants, ferns, catalpa tree saplings, and herbs from the LHHS gardens.

May 25 - Brown Bites Lecture: "Ladies in the Landscape: Liberty Hall Garden History," Orlando Brown House, 12 p.m.

Learn from historic preservation M.A. candidate Bridget Ash about the evolution of the gardens of Liberty Hall as you enjoy a box lunch inpsired by Brown family recipes. A walk through the garden will follow the talk.  $20. Reservations required.

June 15 - Painting in the Garden Family Workshop, Liberty Hall, 6 p.m.Sawyier Rose Garden

Join artist Jody Jaques to create a watercolor inspired by the Liberty Hall garden. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $20 for 1 child; $35 for child and adult who wants to paint; $10 each for additional family members.  Fee includes supplies and a colorful snack. Reservations required.

July 4 - Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Liberty Hall Grounds, 2 -4 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with watermelon and lemonade, historical lawn games, patriotic scavenger hunts, and live music. Co-sponsored by Froggy 104.9. Free.

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Gray Lady Family Tours, Liberty Hall, 11 a.m.

Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick's fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be.  For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee inlcudes a ghostly souvenir. Groups of 10 or more need to call for an appointment. 502-227-2560.

July 19 - Backyard Bugs, Birds & Butterflies Family Workshop, Liberty Hall, 10 a.m.

Make a nature journal, play backyard dominoes, take a wildlife walk in the garden with Hannah Helm, and pot a butterfly-friendly native plant to take home.  For ages 5-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 for children. Fee includes supplies and a snack. Reservations required. 

August 5 - Brown Bites Lecture: On Point and Softly Focused - popular portrait styles in old Kentucky, Orlando Brown House, 12 p.m.

Join Estill Curtis Pennington, author of the forthcoming book, Matthew Harris Jouett (1788-1827); his life and work, to hear about ante-bellum Kentucky portrait artists, their search for compelling sitters, the homes in which they worked, and the fascinating results of their encounters. Box lunch included. $20. Reservations required.