Kentucky Events

Heritage and History

Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

DATE: now through Aug. 31
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

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

The Village Anchor Celebrity Host Dinner

Benefits the Conrad Caldwell House Museum. Reservations in advance are necessary for this event. Call 502-708-1850 and be sure to mention The Conrad-Caldwell House when making your reservation. Features food and a silent auction. Takeout orders are available too. .
DATE: Aug. 4, 5-10 pm
LOCATION: The Village Anchor, 11507 Park Road, Anchorage

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

Battle of Perryville Commemoration and Festival

Commemorates the Oct. 8, 1862, Civil War Battle of Perryville. Re-enactors demonstrate military maneuvers that were used in the battle. Features living history encampments, a lecture series, book presenters, antique and vendor tents, a commemoration parade, ghost tours, period social, and a "Taste of 1862" dinner and dance featuring an authentic meal prepared over a open fire. Other activities include a craft fair, flea market, festival food, a car show, and a street dance.
DATE: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5
LOCATION: Perryville Battlefield and downtown Perryville

9th Annual Spirit Ball

Spirit Ball tickets are $150, which includes the After Party; After Party Only tickets are $50. All proceeds go to the upkeep and preservation of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. Information and tickets: 502-636-5023. Visit The Spirit Ball Facebook page for more information.
DATE: Oct. 25, 7 pm (After Party 9:30 pm-12:30 am)
LOCATION: Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court, Louisville