Events Calendar

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Brown Bites Lecture Series: "Five Teas that Launched a Revolution in Boston and Frontier Kentucky," July 28, 1:30 p.m.

What role did Chinese teas play in early America?  Join tea master and author Bruce Richardson to learn about the Chinese teas dumped into Boston Harbor in the 1773 tea rebellion—and how they made their way into the teapots of 18th- and 19th-century Kentucky households.  Kentucky native Bruce Richardson is a writer, photographer, and co-owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.  He also serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  His talk will be followed by a tasting.  Reservations required.  $25 fee includes teas and desserts.



 Purple ConeflowerAfter Hours at Liberty: "Butterflies, Bees, and Better Gardens," August 28, 5:30 p.m.

Join naturalist Melissa Louise Calhoun—along with bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in the Liberty Hall garden—and learn about their life cycles and why and how to maintain a pollinator-friendly garden without professional help!  The program will include a walk in the garden, pollinator-inspired refreshments, and a plant to take home. $25 per person. Reservations required.




KY River sun and shade optRiver Boat Tours, September 21 and 22, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

This four-program begins at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. with a river-themed tour of Liberty Hall and a gourmet buffet lunch with wine. Relax and enjoy our scenic grounds before being transported to the dock to begin your journey down-river via jet boat through lock #4, past Buffalo Trace Distillery, Steamboat Hollow, and Elkhorn Creek. Spot bald eagles and other wildlife along the way! $139 per person. Reservations required. Purchase tickets here.


River Boat Tour Schedules:

Morning Tour

Afternoon Tour


River themed tour of Liberty Hall


River themed tour of Liberty Hall


Lunch buffet at Orlando Brown House and free time


Lunch buffet at Orlando Brown House and free time


Ride to boat dock


Ride to boat dock


Boat ride


Boat ride


Return to dock and ride to LHHS


Return to dock and ride to LHHS



Public Tours: (Monday-Sunday), 1:30 p.m.  

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 1:30 p.m. Mon-Sat. (Beginning Sunday August 5, 2018 tours will be offered 7 days a week). $6 adults/$3 youth (5-18)/Free for children 5 and under and for members.






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

Featuring 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 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.