Kentucky Events

Heritage and History

Long May She Wave

A graphic history of the American flag assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs.
DATE: now through July 6
LOCATION: Frazier History Museum, Louisville

Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass

DATE: now through Nov. 9
LOCATION: Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse, Lexington

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Trolley Tours May 2014

The tours depart at 5:30 pm from the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Reservations are required; call 859-745-1358.
May 6: Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington. Limited to 30 participants. Cost: $20.
May 13: Early schools of Clark County. Cost: $10<.br> May 20: Daniel Groves Memorial Cemetery. Cost: $10.
May 27: Colbyville Tavern. Cost: $20.
DATES: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 South Main St., Winchester

Gala Reception and Book Signing for Jack Jouett—Portrait of an American Hero

Free admission. Author Martha Jane Hutcherson and illustrator Becky Blair will autograph the book.
DATE: Thursday, May 8, 5:30-7 pm
LOCATION: Versailles Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 130 N. Main St., Versailles

Bluegrass Heritage Museum 2nd Thursday Program

Free. Nancy Turner of Winchester-Clark County Tourism will discuss the Massie Affair, the 1932 criminal trial of Winchester native Thomas Massie that took place in Honolulu. Massie, along with his mother-in-law and several accomplices, was charged with murder in the death of local prizefighter Joseph Kahahawai. Massie was the husband of Thalia Massie, who had brought charges that Kahahawai was one of a group of men that had raped her.
DATE: Thursday, May 8, 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main St., Winchester

Archaeology Detectives: Discovering Clues to our Past

Free admission. Archaeologist Nick Laracuente will conduct an informal walking tour of the Jack Jouett House Historic Site, pointing out features which provide clues about the construction of the buildings and farm landscape and explaining the technology used to produce those features.
DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Civil War Living History Event

Free admission. Features 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery. Parking is available at the former Banana's restaurant on Ford Road. Shuttle transportation is available to and from site. Be sure to bring your walking shoes.
DATE: May 17, 10 am-3 pm
LOCATION: Civil War Fort at Boonesboro, 1250 Ford Road, Winchester

Jack Jouett Patriot Day: When the Guns Fell Silent—The Aftermath of the Battle of Perryville

Free admission. Stuart Sanders, community services administrator for the Kentucky Historical Society and author of Perryville Under Fire, will bring to life the hardships endured after the battle by nearby communities.
DATE: Sunday, June 1, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Early American Kitchen Garden Series: Kitchen Garden Saffron

Free admission. Cathy Anderson of Canewood Farm will look at pot marigold, an edible ornamental also known as Poor Man's Saffron. Free seedlings of the featured plant will be available while supplies last.
DATE: Saturday, June 21, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Early American Kitchen Garden Series: From Green Glaze Collards to Whippoorwill Cowpeas

Free admission. Cathy Anderson of Canewood Farm will focus on the enormous contributions the African-American community has made to our kitchens. Free seedlings of the featured plants will be available while supplies last.
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Matthew Harris Jouett Day: Sons of the Civil War

Free admission. Jouett descendent Steve Menefee will present an overview of their military service, and then we will visit a Civil War campsite on the grounds to speak to re-enactors about the clothing, equipment, and tactics of Civil War infantry.
DATE: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles

Kentucky Witness Trees: Dedication of the Jouett House Native Tree Walk

Free admission. Celebrate the completion of the arboretum, which includes 38 species of native Kentucky trees. University of Kentucky arboriculture specialist Bill Fountain will describe the trees of the early Kentucky landscape that "witnessed" the frontier settlement. After the dedication, Fountain will lead us on an informative tour of the Native Tree Walk. Made possible in part by a grant from the Woodford County Conservation District.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2 pm
LOCATION: Jack Jouett House Historic Site, 255 Craig's Creek Road, Versailles