The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and the Blue Grass Trust will host a reception for James Klotter at the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House. Dr. Klotter will briefly introduce his new book, Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President, then hold a Q & A and book signing. The book is available now for purchase in the H. Clay & Co. Museum Shop. To RSVP for this event, call 859-266-8581 x 202 or email email@example.com.
Reservations required for the Summer Supper. Meal is by Catering by Donna. Please make your reservations online at bluegrasstrust.org or call the BGT's office at 859.253.0362.
Join us June 6 at 5:30 pm for interior access to some South Hill properties and the unveiling of our latest brochure in the Historic Lexington Walking Tours series, featuring Historic South Hill. We will gather at 5:30 pm at the Rogers House at 352 South Broadway and begin touring at 5:45. See you there!
This month, the award-winning deTour program will be visiting Ward Hall, arguably one of the finest Greek Revival houses in Kentucky, located at 1782 Frankfort Rd., Georgetown, KY. To allow for travel time, the event will start at 6 pm, followed by the Afterhour at Country Boy Brewing's new taproom at 108 Corporate Drive in Georgetown.
In honor of Preservation Month and the birthday of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, designer of the Pope Villa, the Blue Grass Trust will be holding a free open house and tours of the Pope Villa on Tuesday, May 1 from 4 - 7pm.
The BGT's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, March 2, 3, 4, 2018. Doors open Sunday, March 4 at 11:00 am. Daily show ticket: $20 per person; run of show ticket $30 p/p, available at the door, or you may reserve on-line. Show closes for the day at 4:00 pm.
The BGT's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, March 2, 3, 4, 2018. Doors open Saturday, March 3 at 10 am. Daily show ticket: $20 per person; run of show ticket $30 p/p, available at the door, or you may reserve on-line. Show closes for the day at 6 pm.
The BGT's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, March 2, 3, 4, 2018. Doors open Friday, March 2 at 10 am. Daily show ticket: $20 per person; run of show ticket $30 p/p, available at the door, or you may reserve on-line. Show closes for the day at 6 pm.
The Gala Preview Party for the BGT's Antiques & Garden Show, at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena. Event Honorary co-chairs: Mayor Jim Gray and Isabel Yates, former Vice Mayor.
Thursday, March 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Cocktail attire, Five Tasting Stations featuring an amazing Array of delectable hors d'oeuvres by Catering by Donna, open bar, early bird shopping. Reservations*: $150 per person, $250 a couple, $95 for Young collectors (35 & under), includes* a run of show ticket.
The Blue Grass Trust is delighted to feature two talented artists, Kiptoo Tarus & Kevin Nance, at Gallery Hop, Friday, Jan. 19th, 5 to 8 pm, at Hopemont, Hunt-Morgan House, 201 N. Mill St. Kiptoo Tarus is a talented Kenyan-American sculptor-painter, whose home studio was recently destoyed by fire. 100% of his sales will go to his recovery efforts. Kevin Nance, a well-respected Chicago-based photographer & writer, and former Arts columnist for the Herald-Leader, will be donating a percentage of his sales to Kiptoo's recovery fund. We hope to see you Friday night. Free & open to all, Gallery Hop is presented in conjunction with LexArts. Free parking for the Hop, in the BGT lots at 201 N. Mill St. @ 2nd St, and 210 N. Broadway
We are honored to announce Patrick Snadon will be the featured speaker at the BGT & UK College of Design's Pope Villa seminar on Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm. Held at the Dr. Thomas H. Morgan House, 210 N. Broadway, in the H. Foster Pettit Auditorium, the Pope Villa seminars are free and open to the public, with free on-site parking, and are co-sponsored by the BGT and UK's College of Design. Doors open @ 5 pm.
Snadon is the co-author of the award-winning book The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe; his lecture will be "Making a Case for Saving the Pope Villa Thirty Years Ago." The series of presentations and discussions 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.
Special thanks to our friends at the historic Gratz Park Inn for their support of this seminar.
Join us for BGT deTours,Wed., November 1 @ 5:30 pm: Crossing (the) Delaware!
The BGT deTours on Wednesday, November 1st will feature three unique business spaces on Delaware Avenue: NOMI Design, an Architecture Design Fabrication firm (1584 Delaware), the International Book Project, at 1440 Delaware, which is currently undergoing a major re-design by NOMI, and the new home of Longwood Antique Woods, just across the street, at 1555 Delaware. We will gather on Delaware Avenue at 5:30 pm and begin the deTour at 5:45 pm. As always, BGT deTours are free and open to all. Street parking along Delaware Ave., which runs between Winchester Ave. and Henry Clay Blvd, and on neighboring streets. Info on the location of our social AferHour to come.