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Slave Life at Locust Grove: New Exhibit Room and Programs

Congratulations to graduate student intern Marissa Wheatley in collaboration with Locust Grove staff and interns for her part in creating this exhibition

What
When Feb 26, 2011 10:00 AM to
Feb 27, 2011 04:30 PM
Where Locust Grove, Louisville, KY
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Event days/times: Saturday 10am to 4:30pm, Sunday 1pm to 4:30pm


Slave Life at Locust Grove will be launched at a weekend event on February 26th & 27th.  Locust Grove staff along with University of Louisville interns have planned a weekend including a combination of guided tours and costumed interpretation.  An outbuilding known as the "Residence" will be presented as a slave dwelling from the first decades of the 19th century when William and Lucy Croghan and George Rogers Clark lived on the site.

Tours will be offered of the House and site focused on the lives of the enslaved African Americans whose presence would have been felt in every room of the House and every foot of the grounds.  Intern Marissa Williams and Locust Grove docents will lead the tours; while intern Tiffany Caesar will use her theater skills to re-enact the role of Hannah, imagined as the skilled seamstress who sewed for the family, within the space of the recreated Slave Residence.

Slave Life at Locust Grove is the culmination of a long-term effort to research and present the life of the enslaved African-Americans who lived and worked at Locust Grove.

Schedule

(In case of bad weather, all events will be moved to March 5th & 6th)

Saturday, Feb. 26th

  • 10am: Introduction to the Slave Residence presentation, in the Visitors' Center Auditorium
  • 11:15: Guided Tour, Slave Life at Locust Grove, leaves from Lobby of Visitors' Center
  • 12:15: Presentation with Hannah, the seamstress, at the Slave Residence
  • 1:14: Guided tour, Slave Life at Locust Grove, leaves from Lobby of Visitors' Center
  • 2:15: Presentation with Hannah, the seamstress, at the Slave Residence
  • 3:15: Guided tour, Slave Life at Locust Grove, leaves from Lobby of Visitors' Center

Sunday, Feb. 27th

  • 1:15: Guided Tour, Slave Life at Locust Grove, leaves from Lobby of Visitors' Center
  • 2:15: Presentation with Hannah, the seamstress, at the Slave Residence
  • 3:15: Guided tour, Slave Life at Locust Grove, leaves from Lobby of Visitors' Center

Regular tour prices apply ($8 adults, $4 children) and include all tours and presentations as well as the museum gallery, which includes further exploration for adults and children on the lives of the slaves at Locust Grove.

These presentations will be offered again at various times later in the year.  The Slave Residence room itself will now be included in all regular tours of the site.

Historic Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro and River Roads) approximately six miles from downtown Louisville.  The founder of Louisville, Revolutionary War hero, General George Rogers Clark made his home at Locust Grove from 1809 until his death in 1818.  For more information call 502-897-9845

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