Liberty Hall Historic Site will host two events in memory of President James Monroe's 1819 visit to Kentucky. On June 17, the historic site will display a traveling exhibit in the Orlando Brown House, Your Obedient Servant: James Monroe's 1819 Tour of the Southern States. The exhibit was prepared by students at the University of Mary Washington and will consist of images and quotations from Monroe's exciting tour. It will be on display until July 1. Visitors can access it by appointment for $6, or by purchasing a general tour offered Monday-Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The second event will be a lecture by Daniel Preston, editor of the Monroe papers, beginning at noon on Thursday, June 27 as part of Liberty Hall's Brown Bites Lecture Series. The lecture will focus on Monroe's relationship with Kentucky. A $10 reservation must be made prior to lecture. For $20 the historic site will provide a boxed lunch.
"It will be great event for people who are interested in history, President James Monroe, or anyone who wants to learn," said Megan Couch, Liberty Hall's tour administrator.