May
1
5:30 PM17:30

May deTour

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will kick off May’s Preservation Month with a triple-header on Wednesday, May 1st, when we will have our celebration of "America's First Architect" Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s 255th birthday and have our May 1st deTour of three historic buildings.

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of America’s first architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, with a free open house and guided tour of the Latrobe-designed Pope Villa, circa 1813, at 326 Grosvenor Avenue where we will gather at 5:30 pm. In addition to the tour of Pope Villa, the deTour will also include two other nearby properties, the Kentucky Humanities Council Office at 206 East Maxwell, where Bill Goodman, Executive Director of KHC (and former KET host), and Kentucky’s own Abraham Lincoln (KHC Chautauqua performer) will share the history of the building and the mission of the KY Humanities Council. The third deTour site is 200 East Maxwell, which has been converted to Air BnB units.

In addition to street parking, you may also park in the lots of Poage Engineering and Lynn Imaging, both located on East High Street, and walk up Arlington Avenue to Grosvenor Ave.

We will be serving cake and beverages at Latrobe's Pope Villa to celebrate Benjamin Henry Latrobe's birthday! The Social AfterHour will be at Ranada's Bistro & Bar, located nearby at 400 Old Vine St. Lexington, KY. We hope to see you there.

For any question regarding our kickoff to Preservation Month of May deTour, please contact us either by phone: 859-253-0362 or email us at - info@bluegrasstrust.org

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

"The Campus of the Future" - a Symposium on Modern Architecture

A SYMPOSIUM ON MODERN ARCHITECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

During the 1960s, modern architecture transformed the University of Kentucky. Skyrocketing enrollment led to construction of new dormitories, classroom buildings, and laboratories. All introduced radically new architecture to a traditionally styled campus. What ideals animated the built environment that took shape, and what are its major legacies? Join distinguished historians, archivists, and artists in exploring the transformation of the university campus half a century ago. 

FEATURED PRESENTERS
Mary Anne Hunting

Architectural historian and author
New York, NY 

John Thelin
University Research Professor
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, College of Education, University of Kentucky

Sandy Isenstadt
Professor
Department of Art History,University of Delaware

Ruth Bryan
University Archivist
Special Collections Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries

Frank Döring
Architectural Photographer
Lexington, KY

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Department of History and the College of Design. For more information, visit history.as.uky.edu or design.uky.edu. Questions? Call (859) 323-2747 or email jessica.frazier@uky.edu.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

BGT Holiday Party

Please join us for the BGT's 2018 Holiday Party, Thursday, December 6, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Dr. Thomas H. Morgan House, 210 N. Broadway. Free parking in BGT lots. Make your reservations today by calling the BGT @ (859)253-0362, mailing a check to the BGT, or on-line at:  bluegrasstrust.org/holiday 

BGT Members: $50 p/p; Others: $100 p/p

RSVP by Dec. 4.

Cocktail Attire, Heavy Appetizers & Open Bar by Catering by Donna, + Live Auction & Music

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Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Author Talk and Book Signing with James Klotter

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 pjanes@henryclay.org

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

June deTour: Historic South Hill

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!

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

BGT deTour of Ward Hall in Georgetown, KY

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. 

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

BGT Antiques & Garden Show

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. 

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

BGT Antiques & Garden Show

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. 

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

BGT Antiques & Garden Show

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. 

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Gala Preview Party, BGT's Antiques & Garden Show

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. 

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Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Hop

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

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