Join us this spring for our annual fundraiser and enjoy some good food and good bourbon for a good cause! Now in its seventh year, Bourbon & Browns has grossed nearly a quarter of a million dollars to support ongoing preservation and education at Liberty Hall Historic Site. We are delighted to have Barbara Hulette as our honorary chair for this year's event. Barbara is a widely recognized, respected and tireless volunteer known for her work in preserving many of Kentucky's treasures. We greatly appreciate the time and talents she has contributed to LHHS, and the energy that she has brought to Bourbon & Browns year after year with her signature style, inspiration, and sphere of influence. The event will feature some of Kentucky’s finest bourbon paired with delectable appetizers and Kentucky Proud foods. Guests will dance the night away under a garden tent to the sounds of The Swells. This year's event coincides with the Kentucky Distilled Experience, an annual weekend jam-packed with bourbon-themed fun! $100 per ticket.Find out more »
Come down to the Liberty Hall grounds and celebrate Independence Day at this FREE community event! With refreshments, historic lawn games, patriotic music and more, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy!Find out more »
Join Franklin County Extension Agent Adam Leonberger and Master Gardener Rose Berry to hear about herb history at Liberty Hall and learn to grow herbs in your home garden! $20 fee includes wine and cheese and a seedling to take home. Reservations required; call (502) 227-2560.Find out more »
Tis the season to be ghostly! In honor of Liberty Hall’s famous Gray Lady spirit, guided tours in October will highlight how the Browns responded to the deaths of family members from sickness, old age, and even murder. The formal parlor will be staged for a funeral and the bedroom will feature mourning accessories from the collection. Tours start at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson. $8 adults/$6 seniors/$4 youth (6-18)/Free for children 5 and under.Find out more »
Celebrate Halloween at this FREE family event! Trick-or-treat at Froggy 104.9’s Treat Street Village and see Liberty Hall’s famous ghost, the Gray Lady. Listen to the hair-raising tunes provided by Froggy 104.9 as you trick-or-treat through our spooky gardens- decorated for the season!Find out more »
Join floral artists Ashley Averell and Marcey Broderson and make a Thanksgiving arrangement for your home with greens from the Liberty Hall garden and fall vegetables. $25 fee includes materials and refreshments. Orlando Brown House. Reservations required; call (502) 227-2560.Find out more »
Get in the holiday spirit with egg nog inspired by an old Frankfort recipe, a seasonal luncheon tea, and a holiday history open house at Liberty Hall. $30. Reservations required by November 27; call (502) 227-2560..Find out more »
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. Reservations Required by calling 502/227.2560Find out more »
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/Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Join us on the grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site to discover 200 years of outdoor history. We'll explore the evolution of the grounds from vegetable gardens to flower beds through maps, photos, and other clues. $10 fee includes a bottle of water, boxwood slips to take home - and maybe a groundhog sighting! Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560.Find out more »
A special virtual evening of Bourbon & Browns from Bulleit Distillery Co. featuring a virtual tour of the distillery, education from the distiller and cocktail demonstrations with a mixologist. A special box will be sent to you with a custom 750 ml bottle of Bulleit bourbon, 2 branded glasses and a cocktail kit with all the ingredients needed to create the 2 cocktails you will see in the demonstration.
More details coming soon!
Frankfort's Corner in Celebrities historic district isn’t just notable for the men that lived there. In the early 20th century, a few Frankfort women suffragists called it home. In our latest blog post, learn about their involvement in Kentucky's suffrage movement.
Join us tomorrow, August 21 from 12-2 p.m., for an open house at Liberty Hall in conjunction with the Women's Equality Celebration in downtown Frankfort.Find out more »