Department of Tourism
Liberty Hall to Host Fundraising Ball with Historic Theme
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2005) – Liberty Hall Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark in downtown Frankfort, will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday Sept. 24.
This year’s event, called “A Lafayette Welcome,” begins at 6 p.m. and will create an atmosphere similar to a series of receptions for French General Lafayette held in Frankfort on May 14, 1825.
The event at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson Street, will feature a seven course dinner prepared from historic recipes, musical entertainment and vintage Regency dances, and carriage rides through Frankfort’s historic district.
All proceeds from the event, for which tickets are $100 per person, will support efforts to maintain and preserve Liberty Hall.
General Lafayette, the first Frenchman to come to the American colonists’ aid in the Revolutionary War, visited Frankfort while on a tour in 1825 of the newly unified states. Frankfort demonstrated its appreciation by holding a dinner on the public square and a ball at a local resident’s home.
Advance reservations are required for the event and may be obtained by calling Liberty Hall at 888-516-5101 or 502-227-2560.
Meanwhile, Liberty Hall will conclude its 2005 “A Hunger for History” series on life in 19th century Kentucky with a Sept. 9 program on the history of furniture and furniture makers in Kentucky. The program will provide an opportunity to examine Liberty Hall’s outstanding pieces and learn about early Kentucky house interiors.
The program, at 7 p.m., will feature refreshments including cherry tarts made from a 19th century recipe. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Group rates are available. For more information or to make reservations, which are required, call the above numbers or email email@example.com.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.