February at Locust Grove features a Winter’s Ball, Aaron Burr, and Bach
Aaron Burr, Sir: Happy Burrthday!
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
For the third year we’re celebrating the Burrthday of “the villain in your history,” Aaron Burr. Burr was distantly related to William Croghan and visited Locust Grove in 1805. This family-friendly event commemorating Aaron Burr’s 263rd birthday features a True/False quiz contest and discussion about Hamilton, Burr, Eliza, Theodosia, and others of the Revolutionary generation, with cake for all, hands-on activities, music, and more. Over 12: $6, Ages 6- 12: $3, under 6 free.
Afternoon Lecture Series - Dr. Carol Ely: The Burr Conspiracy
Wednesday, February 6, 1:15 pm
In disgrace, the former Vice President, Aaron Burr, headed west in 1805 on an ambiguous private mission to develop areas of the west - was it treason? Why did he stop at Locust Grove? Was George Rogers Clark implicated in his plans? Learn more about Burr's life and actions after the duel that made him notorious from Dr. Carol Ely, Executive Director of Locust Grove.
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 PM with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 PM. Admission is $6, $4 for Locust Grove members. Reservations are not required.
A Winter’s Ball
Saturday, February 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamilton: An American Musical is the inspiration for this year’s historical ball at Locust Grove. Guests are asked to wear historical dress from the period 1770-1820. To help you with the dances, there will be a free dance practice offered on the day of the ball from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Locust Grove. The ball will feature live music, with dances called by Tom and Toni Tumbusch from Cincinnati. Tickets: $25/person; $20/Locust Grove and Jane Austen Society members and guests aged 14 and under (who must be accompanied by an adult). Includes light refreshments. Reservations are required; please call Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Co-sponsored by Jane Austen Society of North America-Greater Louisville
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Concert Series: Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
Sunday, February 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Baroque cellist André Laurent O’Neil is a cum laude graduate of Yale and the Historical Performance Practice Program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. He comes to us from New York and plays an original John Morrison violoncello (London, 1800). This concert is in celebration of his release of his recordings of all six of Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello on Editon Lilac.
Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required—please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.