CANCELLED-Brown Bites Lecture: "Margaret Wise Brown and Modern Children's Books" - Thursday, March 26 at noon
CANCELLED-Bourbon and Browns, Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Our annual fundraiser features bourbon tastings, music, and silent and live auctions.
CANCELLED-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.
CANCELLED-Girl 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 Lecture: "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 - 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.
More info coming soon!
Public Tours - Monday - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under. We will re-open for public tours on April 6, 2020. Groups of 10 or more may schedule tours during the winter months, click here to learn more.
Slavery and the Liberty Hall Kitchen - Ongoing
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.
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.