Looks at Books - Margaret Wise Brown and Modern Children's Books, Thursday, March 18, 1 p.m.
Carol Baughman will present this virtual talk about Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and many other picture books. Margaret was the great-great-granddaughter of John and Margaretta Brown. This talk will explore her biography and role in the development of books for young children. This presentation is part of the Looks at Books series of virtual talks about authors, books, and unpublished works. All talks are via Zoom. $10 per talk, or buy six and get one free. Purchase tickets or call 502-227-2560 to sign up.
Looks at Books - The Writings of Robert Burns Wilson, Thursday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Robert Burns Wilson is best known in central Kentucky for his watercolors. But he also published poetry and a novel that received national attention. In this presentation, Beth Caffery Carter will share Wilson’s story and Richard Taylor will talk about Wilson’s poetry.This presentation is part of the Looks at Books series of virtual talks about authors, books, and unpublished works. All talks are via Zoom. $10 per talk, or buy six and get one free. Purchase tickets or call 502-227-2560 to sign up.
Virtual Bourbon and Browns - Saturday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
We have teamed up with Bulleit Distilling Co. to bring you a virtual event like no other. Dress up or stay cozy in your pjs, drink, eat and enjoy from the comfort of your home. During the event you will be taken on a tour of the new Bulleit distillery, join in on mixology sessions, learn history and more! We will ship you a bourbon gift box before the event containing custom-engraved Bourbon & Browns rocks glasses, Bulleit bourbon and all the mixers and garnishes needed to make the drinks in the mixology sessions. Honorary Chairs: Tom and Betsy Bulleit. Tickets are $150 and will be on sale through April 9th. You will be sent a link by April 19th. Purchase tickets and join in on the fun!
Looks at Books - George Rogers Clark and William Croghan, Thursday, May 20, 1 p.m.
In this talk Gwynne Potts will chronicle the Revolutionary War through the experiences of Virginia officers, Clark and Croghan. Clark, the military and civilian commander of the West, and Croghan, a Continental Army major who rode with Washington and witnessed Cornwallis' surrender. From their Louisville base, Clark and Croghan knew the famous and infamous: Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, Thomas Jefferson, James Wilkinson, John Brown, Little Turtle, Citizen Genet and Aaron Burr. Purchase tickets or call 502-227-2560 to sign up.
Public Tours - Monday - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please note we are currently closed for the season.
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 by clicking here.
We will be closed for the winter beginning November 23, 2020 through the spring of 2021. Offices remain open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk.
Slavery and the Liberty Hall Kitchen - Ongoing
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.
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.