Historical Picnic & 1822 Croghan Wedding
The Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove is taking a one-year break — but you still can enjoy the spirit of the times with this special event. Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds or purchase 19th-century style foods at Locust Grove. You’re invited to dress in attire of any historical period from the Revolutionary War to the Gilded Age to the Roaring ‘20s, or just admire those who do. In the afternoon, we’ll have a special reading of Jane Austen’s early work by members of the Kentucky Shakespeare company. In the early evening, Locust Grove’s first-person interpreters will reenact the wedding of Ann Croghan to General Thomas Sidney Jesup which took place at Locust Grove in 1822. Re-enactors and spectators can witness the grand wedding ceremony and join in the dancing and celebration, culminating with a Ball - come in period clothing (any period) - from 7 to 10 pm,
$12 adults, reservations strongly suggested. Call 502-897-9845.
Vendors of period goods will set up shop all day long. Admission: $8 for adults; $4 for children, 6–18; free for children under 6 years of age.
For more information call 502-897-9845 or visit locustgrove.org