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"Whiskey in a Teacup" - Saturday, February 29 at 10:30am

Liberty Hall Historic Site is a featured stop in a 4-hour bourbon-themed program organized by Rolling Barrel Tours. After a tour and tasting at Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace Distillery, participants will ride to the Orlando Brown House. Here they will enjoy a buffet lunch, followed by whiskey in a teacup (with coffee or tea) and a bourbon-infused dessert flight. During the dessert course, Executive Bourbon Steward Christina Howell Baker will share a historical perspective on women in the bourbon industry—and stories about some who worked outside it! $65 ticket price includes transportation, the tour, lunch, and the talk. Guests must be 21+ years of age. Reservations required by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Margaret Wise Brown brown bitesBrown Bites Lecture: "Margaret Wise Brown and Modern Children's Books" - Thursday, March 26 at noon

Join Carol Baughman, former children’s services coordinator for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, for a presentation about the author of Goodnight Moon and countless other children’s books. Probably the best-known Brown family member of the 20th century, Margaret was the great-great-granddaughter of John and Margaretta Brown, the first residents of Liberty Hall. This talk will explore her biography and her place as a pioneer of modern children’s literature. $20 fee includes lunch/$10 for lecture only.

  


Bourbon and Browns VIP 2019 optBourbon and Browns, Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.   

Our annual fundraiser features bourbon tastings, music, and silent and live auctions. 

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Spring Plant Sale – May 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Plants from our garden will be for sale on the Orlando Brown House porch and patio.

 

 

 

 

    

daisies 250Girl Scout Event: Mom-and-Me Mother’s Day Flower Tea – May 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troops—and moms—are invited to Liberty Hall to celebrate Mother’s Day in a flower-themed event.  After a scavenger hunt in the garden, scouts will craft old-fashioned floral gifts and Mother’s Day cards and pot Mother’s Day Daisy plants to take home.  The event ends with a flower-inspired tea party.  1:00-3:00 p.m.  Reservations required by contacting Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road at (800) 475-2621 or http://www.gskentucky.org/

 

 

Brown Bites LRobert Burns Wilson words and watercolor 2019ecture: "Words and Watercolor: The Life and Art of Robert Burns Wilson" - Friday, June 5 at noon

Join Beth Caffery Carter, Museum Registrar at the Kentucky Historical Society, to learn about Robert Burns Wilson's poetry and paintings.  Wilson lived and worked in Frankfort in the late 19th century. 

 

 

 

Barks and Brew optBarks and Brew - Thursday, June 18, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bring your picnic blanket, lawn chair, and your furry friend to this FREE community event! We'll have music, snacks, plenty of fun for your pooch and beer to purchase from local brewery, Sig Luscher Brewery. Orlando Brown House patio.  

 

 

  

 

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July - Saturday, July 4,  2- 4 p.m.Sack Races Fourth of July 2018 for web opt

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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. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under. Please note: We are closed from mid- November through mid-March. We will re-open for public tours on March 16, 2020. Groups of 10 or more may schedule tours during the winter months, click here to learn more. 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

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.


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