"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours
Oct
1
to Oct 29

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

2:30PM, Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
$10 non-members; $5 members. 

Sorry, the October 22nd walking tour has sold out.

Enjoy the historic Lexington Cemetery on this guided walking tour. The tour addresses Lexington's divided loyalties during the Civil War. The tour includes both soldiers and civilians, with more of an emphasis on the home front. The walk is approximately 1 mile and lasts about 90 minutes.

Space is limited. Reservations recommended by calling 859-233-9999 by the Friday before the tour. Admission is collected at the Henry Clay monument by museum staff.  Please bring cash or check.

The Lexington Cemetery is located at 833 W. Main Street, Lexington. Meet at the Henry Clay monument.  To get to the monument, follow the first veer off to the left and it will take you to the front of the monument where you may park along the roadside.

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Lincoln's Kitchen: "The Great White Cake Debate"
Nov
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Lincoln's Kitchen: "The Great White Cake Debate"

$25 non-members; $20 members. 
Space is limited to 15. Reservations required.

Join chef Tom Yates in a hands-on culinary program featuring the vanilla almond cake said to be Abraham Lincoln's favorite. Participants will explore the origins of Mary Lincoln's legendary dessert and take part in preparing, comparing, and tasting white cake recipes from the past. The program will be held in the Christ Church Cathedral Great Hall and Kitchen. 

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"Strawberries, Socials, and State Dinners"
Dec
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

"Strawberries, Socials, and State Dinners"

$15 non-members; $13 group (4+ guests); $10 members. 
No reservations required.

Make merry, Mary-style, in a special program inspired by the celebrations she hosted and attended- from strawberry parties in Springfield to inaugural balls and state dinners during the White House years. Sample the sounds, sights, and tastes of Mary's most festive times. Mrs. Lincoln's famous white cake included!  

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"Fascinating First Lady" Girl Scout Event
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Fascinating First Lady" Girl Scout Event

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts are invited to visit the Mary Todd Lincoln House for an event about "Mrs. President" Lincoln. Scouts will meet Mrs. Lincoln and enjoy hands-on activities that illustrate her many roles as first lady—from entertainer to volunteer. Reservations required by contacting crausch@gswrc.org at Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road.

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"Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley" Special Topic Tour
Sep
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley" Special Topic Tour

Sorry, this program has SOLD OUT.  Join our email list to receive a notice when it is next offered!

Tours at 5PM and 7PM

$15 non-members; $13 group (4+ guests); $10 members. 
Space is limited, Reservations recommended.

Born the same year in very different circumstances, Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, an African American seamstress, developed a special relationship during the White House years. This evening tour explores their relationship and compares Mrs. Keckley’s life experiences to those of enslaved members of the Todd household. Program lasts approximately 75 minutes.

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Members' Meet and Mingle
Sep
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Members' Meet and Mingle

Free; Members Only

Socialize with your fellow history and preservation enthusiasts as we conduct the 49th annual business meeting of the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation. After the short meeting, members are welcome to linger and mingle at the museum. Light refreshments will be served. Membership information available here.

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Floral First Lady
May
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

Floral First Lady

$15 non-members; $13 group (4+ guests); $10 members. Space limited.

Join us as we explore Mary’s lifelong relationship with flowers and make a small bouquet like those Mary carried!  Family stories recall that Mary’s love of flowers began as a child, when the Todd home had a garden with lilacs, roses, and other flowers. 

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RASCALS, REBELS & ROMANTICS
Apr
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

RASCALS, REBELS & ROMANTICS

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5PM, 6PM, and 7PM
$15 non-members; $13 group (4+ guests); $10 members. 
Space is limited, reservations recommended.

Abraham Lincoln quipped that while God was satisfied with one “d” in his name, the Todd family needed two. This evening tour introduces Mary Todd’s large and lively family—from serious older sisters to boisterous younger brothers.! Join us for an evening of often overlooked Todd family history!  

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