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LibertyHall by Hilly optPublic Tours:  Monday - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.    

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and last about an hour. $9 adults/$7 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under. Tickets must be pre-purchased.  Purchase tickets.    

 

 

   

Christmas MagicChristmas Magic! Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. 

Liberty Hall Historic Site presents Darshwood, the Charming Trickster, in this highly-interactive program of wondrous magic, witty antics, and clever tricks. Guests will bear witness to these beguiling vignettes in the famous Brown family parlor amid the decorations of “Liberty Hallidays,” our latest exhibition on celebrations of the past. Each ticket includes holiday-themed batch cocktails & mocktails.  Act fast, these seats will disappear!  Limited tickets are available, so registration and advance payment are required. $30. Tickets.  

 

 

 

 stevenwalkerBook Lecture: Kentucky's First Senator: The Life and Times of John Brown 1757–1837 with author Steven Walker -- Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. 

Come to this fascinating lecture about Kentucky's first senator, John Brown, in his home, Liberty Hall! The author Steven Walker will lead the lecture and stay for a Q & A after.  Books will be available for purchase. $10. Tickets.

 

 

 

 

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Craft Night: Victorian Christmas -- Saturday, December 17 from 4 - 6 p.m. 

In the spirit of our Liberty Hall-idays exhibit we're hosting a craft night based on Victorian Christmas! Join us as we make Christmas crackers, "gilded" walnuts, and aromatic pomanders. Light refreshments will be served, so come enjoy a relaxed evening crafting!  No experience necessary, all supplies included. $15.  Tickets.

 

   

  

Victorian Gilded Walnut Ornaments Tutorial 3

Victorian Christmas Family Craft Time! Monday, December 19 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Looking for something to do for the school break? Want it to be educational AND fun? Sign-up for our Family Craft Time! We'll be making classic Victorian Christmas crafts, including real popping Christmas crackers, "gilded" walnuts", and sweet and spicy scented pomanders! Appropriate for all ages, anyone 15 and under should be accompanied by a guardian. $15 per person or $40 per family. Tickets.

 

 

 

 

Slavery and the Liberty Hall Kitchen - OngoingSlavery and the LH Kitchen opt

This permanent exhibit illustrates how the enslaved people who worked in the kitchen combined hard labor and special skills to create meals for the Brown family.  Staged to interpret preparation of a breakfast served to President James Monroe in 1819, the kitchen reflects the Browns’ upper-class lifestyle—and the enslaved women and men who made it possible.  Images and interactive elements encourage visitors to explore the intersection of slavery and foodways in early 19th century Kentucky.  Accessed through a guided tour. 

  

 

Blanchard silver optKentucky 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.