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.
After 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.
Public Tours: (Monday-Sunday), 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. at 1:30 p.m. seven days a week. $6 adults/$3 youth (5-18)/Free for children 5 and under and for members.
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.