Events Calendar

Tours

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday - Saturday). Please note: From mid-November through mid-March, there are no regular 1:30 tours. School tours are still available during the winter months and tours by appointment can be arranged with 12 days advance notice.

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

sugar chestFeaturing some 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 . 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.

 March 15 - Public tours resume, 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) 
Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

 April 22 - What's It Worth?, Liberty Hall grounds, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Liberty Hall Historic Site has partnered with Skinner Auction House, New YoSkinner Logork, for its first-ever "What's It Worth?" Evaluation Day on the grounds of Liberty Hall.  Participants will receive verbal information and appraisal values on up to three items, in return for a modest donation payable to Liberty Hall.  A donation of $10 per object ($25 for three) can be paid at the door and participants may bring up to three objects to be evaluated. Specialists will include Kerry Shrives (General Appraisal), Christopher Fox (Americana and Historic Militaria), Kaitlin Shinnick (Fine Jewelry), and Joseph Hyman (Rare Spirits). Objects within the speciality ares include: decorative arts, historic militaria, rare books, folk art, American ceramics, furniture, artist-designed jewelry, estate jewelry, gemstones, American bourbons and other spirits.  

Participants are limited to only items that can be carried, although high quality photographs of larger items (counted as 1 item) are acceptable. Appointments are highly recommended and you may make them ahead of time by contacting Linsey MacDougall at 508-970-3240 or email her at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All proceeds benefit Liberty Hall Historic Site. 

April 22 - Bourbon & Browns, Orlando Brown House and Lawn, 6:30 p.m.

Join Honorary Chairs Crit and Lynn Luallen for our 5th annual fundraiser to support the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site! This year's event is all new with unique bouron samplings at the Distillers Showcase featuring six local distillers, a VIP bourbon mixer, bluegrass music by Kentucky Wild Horse, and traditional Kentucky foods like hot browns deliciously prepared by 3 Peas in a Pod. All proceeds benefit Liberty Hall. Silent and live auctions include a private tasting of rare bourbons at the home of Charlie and Robin Jones, a fabulous trip to Italy, and tours and lunch with Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher! Tickets are $85 per person and include a sampling ticket allowing guests to build their own bourbon flight (equals two drinks)! Tickets on sale at http://libertyhall.org/buy-bourbon-browns-tickets.

The benefit is sponsored by the following major sponsors with additional support from many individuals and businesses: Keystone sponsors The Milly Ann and John Stewart Charitable Fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation, Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer, Blue Wing Landing, Brown-Forman, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Charlie and Robin Jones, and Passport Radio. Palladian sponsors include Mr. and Mrs. William A. Blodgett, Jr., Barbara P. Hulette, Joseph Hyman, Investors Heritage Life Insurance Company, Jean Dumesnil Miller, David and Marcia Morgan, The National Society of Colonial Dames of America - KY, The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Stock Yards Bank & Trust, United Bank and Capital Trust Co, and Biederman Real Estate.

April 29 - Girl Scout Event: "Early Kentucky Social," 1 - 4 p.m.

Travel back in time and party like it's 1810! Find out how federal-era ladies dresssed for special occasions, learn to play the card game Whist, try period dances, and practice dining etiquette at a tea party inspired by the past. For Cadettes in Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council.  Reservations required by contacting the Council at (800) 475-2621.

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.