On Thursday, we will all give collective thanks for what we have. Then, the following day (or maybe even that night, depending on whether or not the turkey and massive carb intake have conquered our collective will to move), we will get up in the wee, wee hours of the a.m. and battle our fellow citizens for the THE bargains of the year. We presumably do this because we don’t have enough stuff. Or because we want to buy more stuff for those we love.
Fair enough, as I myself have done my time camping out in front of Best Buy for the elusive $100 laptop.
However, every year, as the sales start earlier and earlier, the questions arises, “Isn’t there a different way?”
In a word, yes.
How about instead of the malls and the superstores, you do your Black Friday shopping at Locust Grove?
Yes. Locust Grove.
The Friday after Thanksgiving, Locust Grove is hosting their Holiday Sampler and all the items in the museum store will be 20% off the regular price. Demonstrators in costume will be in the kitchen and the woodshop from noon-4:00 p.m. and the house will be open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. All of this is included in the regular admissions price – $8 for general admission, $4 for children 6-12, free for children under 6 and members.
What types of stuff will you find in the museum store? They have books, toys, stationary and Kentucky-made crafts. The 20% discount will be honored through December 2.
The museum store is open Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
So, come out to one of Louisville’s historic homes, bring the family, have fun and learn something and buy unique gifts for those you love.
Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
For more information, visit http://www.locustgrove.org/  .
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark on 55 acres of the original 694 acre farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790. George Rogers Clark, Louisville’s founder, spent the last nine years of his life at Locust Grove, from 1809 until his death in 1818. The historic home has also hosted three U.S. Presidents, Monroe, Jackson and Taylor, famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and was home to numerous enslaved African-Americans who lived and worked on the farm and contributed to its success.
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