Bourbons and Browns

Bourbon & Browns, April 21, 2018, 6 p.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site hosts its major fundraiser, Bourbon & Browns, on Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson Street, in downtown Frankfort. This year, back by popular demand, is the Distillers Showcase with an opportunity to meet master distillers and taste their creations. As always, the event will be a smash hit with both bourbon and history lovers.

This year we are proud to have Mrs. John P. (Milly) Stewart as the event’s honorary chair. Milly Ann and the Stewart family have long supported Liberty Hall Historic Site as well as other important preservation and education endeavors in Frankfort including the Kentucky Historical Society, the Paul Sawyier Library, and the Stewart Home & School.  Milly was appointed to the Kentucky Heritage Council under Julian Carroll and served throughout the John Y. Brown, Jr. Administration.  Phyllis George Brown appointed Milly chair of Save the Mansion Inc. campaign to raise funds to restore the governor’s mansion and she was involved in survey documentation projects with the heritage Council.

Now in its sixth year, Bourbon & Browns has grossed nearly $200,000 for the site and draws crowds of 300 plus. Kicking off springtime in the Bluegrass, the event has become “the” Derby-season place to be and be seen in Frankfort.

Guests will have the chance to win big during the cash raffle drawing. A $1,500 cash prize will be drawn with tickets costing only $10. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone.

Cousin Jones of Frankfort, an acoustic variety band rooted in traditional Kentucky music will provide toe-tapping tunes while partygoers enjoy a beautiful spring evening on the banks of the Kentucky River. A Full Plate in Louisville will cater the buffet style meal and serve decadent bourbon inspired desserts.

Guests will receive a free sampling ticket with admission for a unique “build your own” bourbon flight experience at Distillers Showcase, featuring local distilleries.  Guests may choose up to six samples for the distillers while mingling with owners and master distillers.

Live auction items up for grabs this year include a vacation getaway to Grand Cayman Island and unique silent auction experiences, dining opportunities, and exclusive tours of area horse farms.

The event is hosted with the generous support of The Kentucky Chapter of The National Society of Colonial Dames of America and major sponsorship from Brown-Forman Corporation and Woodford Reserve.

Funds generated during this fun night of competitive giving will support education and ongoing preservation at Liberty Hall Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Admission to the event is $100 per person and a portion of the ticket will be tax deductible. Attire is business casual. Purchase admission and raffle tickets here or call (502) 227-2560.

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