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April 2018

Henry Clay’s Birthday Tea in the Cottage

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Come enjoy delicious scones, tea sandwiches, cookies, and more as we celebrate Henry Clay's 241st birthday! Cost: $25 for Adults $20 for Friends of Ashland $12 for Children age 12 and under Contact Kate Heil at 859-266-8581 ext. 204 or kheil@henryclay.org  to make reservations. Payment is required in advance. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party in the Cottage

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Step into Wonderland...a.k.a. the Keeper's Cottage on Sunday April 22nd from 1:00-2:00 for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party! Decorations and food will all be in an Alice theme and there will be appearances from several characters and opportunities for photos. Cost: $25 Adults $20 Friends of Ashland $12 Children ages 12 and under Contact Kate Heil at 859-266-8581 ext. 204 or kheil@henryclay.org to make reservations. Payment is required in advance. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

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Ashland Spring Clean Up, Park Day, and Garden Plant Sale

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Join us as we clean up the grounds of Ashland! This year we are partnering with the Civil War Trust in their annual Park Day as well. This is an excellent chance to engage in your community and help us preserve one of Lexington's most cherished treasures. The Lexington Garden Club will also be doing a plant sale.

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May 2018

Mother-Daughter Tea

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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This is a special tea for all the wonderful women in your life regardless of relationship! We will have delicious finger sandwiches, tea, and pastries catered by the Ginkgo Tree Cafe along with a tea etiquette lesson. The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for Ashland members, and $12 for children ages 12 and under. Space is limited, so call or e-mail Kate Heil to make your reservations today! (859) 266 8581 ext. 204 or kheil@henryclay.org  

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Lexington Philharmonic PB&J Concert

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$5

Make some noise for LexPhil's Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert, Music Builds a Beat! at the Ashland , the Henry Clay Estate on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 10 & 11AM. Following the Music Builds Thrills! concert, children will have the opportunity to try out different instruments at LexPhil’s Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy PB&J sandwiches with their families. Tickets: $5 all ages, in advance & at the door. Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate 10/11 AM: Music Builds Thrills! Performance…

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Volunteer Docent Training

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Engage the public in important conversations about the past and how it relates to our world and become a docent! The HCMF also seeks volunteers interested in working in the museum store, on the grounds, and with educational programming. Training will take place on Monday, May 14th from 9:00am-4:00pm. Contact Cameron Walpole (cwalpole@henryclay.org) for more information and to register or call 859-266-8581.

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A Novel Lunch Series-Hitchhiker by Bob Thompson

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$15 – $20

Ashland's "Novel Lunch" series will take place in May, July, and September featuring books on Kentucky history, heritage, and culture. Guests enjoy a lunch on our patio, author talk, book signing, and Q&A. Launching the series on May 23rd is Bob Thompson, author of Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront. In Hitchhiker, Huckleberry Finn meets The Twilight Zone, with just a taste of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. It weaves stories from his Sawyer-esque childhood to his flowerchild hitchhiker days…

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June 2018

Hemp Heritage Evening

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Free

Hemp product samples, Vendors, and Tours of Ashland's Hemp Plot! Hemp reappeared on Ashland property in 2015, when the Foundation partnered with Kentucky Hempsters and the University of Kentucky Agriculture Dept. to plant a small demonstration plot. This plot is now used to educate Ashland visitors about the crop, and its significance to the state. Hemp Heritage Evening on June 6 will feature tours of the plot, vendors, product samples and more.  Co-hosts with the Foundation are Hemp History Week,…

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Yappy Hour

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$25

Introducing our inaugural Yappy Hour on June 14th--Flag Wag--Tail-Wagging fun on Flag Day! Sniff and schmooze while nibbling treats and lapping libations. PET WANTS will cater to the pooches, Selma's Catering to the humans, and Earth Dog Spa and Apawthecary will attend to the special activities. Upcoming Yappy Hours: July 12-Spa Retreat--After the blasts and booms of July 4th, we'll have special relaxing treats and massages for your dogs August 9-Dog Daze--Pups cool off in dipping pools while you enjoy…

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Sierra Club Tree Identification and Potluck

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Sierra Club will be hosting a tree identification walk and potluck supper on June 18th from 5:30 until dusk. Come learn about the beautiful trees at Ashland and then enjoy a delicious dinner.

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