Events Calendar

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Old-Fashioned Fourth of July - July 4 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with watermelon and lemonade, lawn games, patriotic music by The Diamond Brass, from the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, and children's activities. Cool off with a run through the sprinklers or you can buy a cone from Hoggy's Ice Cream who will bring their Squeals on Wheels mobile ice cream cart. There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy! In partnership with Froggy 104.9, this FREE community event will be held on the Liberty Hall grounds. Sponsored in part by Wilkerson Financial.

Schedule of Events:

2-3: Children's Activities, Liberty Hall

2-3: Sack Races, Orlando Brown House Lawn (ages 6-12)

2:45-3:15: Sprinklers On, Orlando Brown House Lawn

3:15- 4: The Diamond Brass, from the 202nd Army Band of the KY National Guard, LH Lawn


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At Liberty on the River - July 18 & August 8 from 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy two of Frankfort's treasures - Liberty Hall and the Kentucky River - in this unique program presented by LHHS and Kentucky River Tours. The evening includes an interactive tour about the Brown family and rivers, a picnic supper on the Orlando Brown House patio, and a boat ride that combines local history and nature. The meal features Kentucky favorites and craft beer. For ages 21+. Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560. $50.

In the event of light rain, program continues with rain gear provided by boat company. In heavy rain, Kentucky River Tours will substitute a driving tour of downtown Frankfort for the boat tour.


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After Hours at Liberty – “Thyme Travelers” – Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Hear how the Brown family used herbs in foods and medicines, then learn to grow herbs in your home garden.  In partnership with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Adam Leonberger, Franklin County Extension Agent for Horticulture, and Capital Area Extension Master Gardener Rose Berry will share their gardening know-how and bring seedlings for guests to take home.  $20 fee includes a glass of wine, herb-infused refreshments, and hand-outs.  Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560.




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Margaretta's Guest: Lafayette's Visit to Liberty Hall - Wednesday, September 4 at 1:15 p.m., Locust Grove, Louisville

Lafayette, the last surviving Major General of the Revolutionary War, embarked on a great tour of the United States in 1824-1825 as the “Nation’s Guest.” Why did he visit Liberty Hall in May of 1825? Why did Margaretta Brown feel triumphant after his visit? Did John Brown serve as an aid to Lafayette during the war? In this talk, Curator Kate Hesseldenz will answer these questions as you learn about Lafayette’s connections to the Browns of Liberty Hall.  $6 admission fee. For more information, visit: Locust Grove event website.



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Public Tours - Monday - Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and last about an hour. $6 adults/$3 youth (5-18)/Free for children 5 and under.







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New! 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.


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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.