BGT Events

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affiliated preservation Events 

 
 

Join the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation &
University of Kentucky's College of Design

Thursday, February 15  @ 5:30 pm, for a Pope Villa Seminar
featuring Haviland Argo and Jeffrey Johnson
“Now: Preservation & Architecture”

Preservation is an evolving endeavor. Technical abilities change, some old construction techniques are lost, and new ones are created. The philosophies and aesthetics of preservation also change over time.  By examining contemporary renovation and preservation projects from around the globe at scales both large and small, what practices might the Blue Grass Trust apply to the ca. 1811 Benjamin H. Latrobe-designed Pope Villa?   The Pope Villa seminars, co-sponsored by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and the UK College of Design, are a series of presentations and discussions to consider the socio-cultural and intellectual contexts from within which Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s innovative design for the Lexington building emerged, with emphasis on information that will inform decisions about its restoration and/or rehabilitation.

Preservation is an evolving endeavor. Technical abilities change, some old construction techniques are lost, and new ones are created. The philosophies and aesthetics of preservation also change over time.  By examining contemporary renovation and preservation projects from around the globe at scales both large and small, what practices might the Blue Grass Trust apply to the ca. 1811 Benjamin H. Latrobe-designed Pope Villa?

 

The Pope Villa seminars, co-sponsored by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and the UK College of Design, are a series of presentations and discussions to consider the socio-cultural and intellectual contexts from within which Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s innovative design for the Lexington building emerged, with emphasis on information that will inform decisions about its restoration and/or rehabilitation.


BGT deTours: First Wednesday each month

March deTour

The Carnegie Center for Literacy Building 

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The award-winning BGT deTours program is designed to provide tours of places you might not normally get to see, helping people interact with and learn about sites that make the Bluegrass special. For young professionals (and the young at heart!), deTours are always the first Wednesday* of the month at 5:30 pm*, and are always free and open to the public (*exception being holidays, weather and out-of-county locations).


The Blue Grass Trust's 2018 Antique and Garden Show

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Isabel Yates, former Vice Mayor and Mayor Jim Gray

Isabel Yates, former Vice Mayor and Mayor Jim Gray

The Blue Grass Trust's 2018 Antiques and Garden Show, March 2, 3, 4, & Gala Preview Party, March 1, at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena

New Show Hours! Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm. 

Gala Preview Party: Thursday, March 1, 6 pm to 9 pm.

2018 Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Jim Gray and Isabel Yates, former Vice Mayor 

A beautiful regional show of 70+ Quality Dealers of antiques, fine art, garden & floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more, complimentary daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars. Daily Show Ticket: $20; Run of Show Ticket: $30, fundraiser for Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. GALA Preview Party March 1, 6-9 pm. 859/253-0362; info@bluegrasstrust.org

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Tickets for 2018's Bourbon and Brews on Broadway are now available for members and non-members alike. Currently our prices are $50.00 per member and $60.00 per non-member, this is our early-bird special price  until Derby Day on May 5th so be sure to nab your tickets now. 

BGT's Bourbon and Brews on Broadway:

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Save the date! Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Blue Grass Trust launched Bourbon & Brews on Broadway (BBoB for short) on July 22, 2017, featuring art by Kiptoo Tarus, marvelous music from Joslyn and The Sweet Compression, great silent and live auction items, local brews from West Sixth, Country Boy, Mirror Twin, and Ethereal Brewing, great food by Catering by Donna, and of course Kentucky Bourbon Signature Drinks, thanks to Maker's Mark. This party of historic proportions was such a success, thanks in good measure to our 2017 presenting sponsors, Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens and Maker's Mark,  it will now be an annual event for the BGT.  The event is held on the  BGT's campus which includes the adjoining Hopemont/Hunt-Morgan House and the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House. We are happy to announce Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens has already re-upped as a presenting sponsor for next year's BBoB, to be held on July 21, 2018. 

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