African-American Genealogy Workshop at Ashland

A common myth is that records documenting African-American genealogy cannot be found.  The secret is to know where to look and how to search. In partnership, the African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky (AAGGKY), the Digital Access Project (DAP), the UK Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies, and the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, will conduct an Educational […]

A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland

Christmas Market 12 noon - 5:30 pm; Santa Selfies 3 pm - 5:00 pm Kentuckians Chorus 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Ashland Illumination 5:30 pm (ish) First Candlelight Tour 5:30 - 7:00 pm, last entry at 7:00 pm (Additional candlelight tours on Thursday Dec. 7, and Saturday Dec. 9)

Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop at Ashland

The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation welcomes the Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop to Ashland! Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop is a seasonal pop-up specializing in fresh cut trees, wreaths, greens, and custom arrangements.

Fall Clean-up Day

Picking up tree debris, mulching the paths, creating mulch rings around small trees, and removing vines from tree trunks. And we need help flagging and filling "potholes" and ruts created by the fallen trees. Ashland will supply yard-waste bags, rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows, water, and post-work pizza! Wear your work boots and gloves, and bring […]

West Sixth Pop-Up Beer Garden

West Sixth comes to Ashland! Join us on the Great Lawn for West Sixth Beers good food and live music.

Calling All Historians – Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate offers an excellent opportunity to relate history, grounded in historic artifacts and sources, to a general audience. Volunteers have a change to gain insight into the way the American public understands and misunderstands history, to participate in the operation of Kentucky's first National Historic Landmark, and most importantly, […]

Tree Week Event – Mulch Rings at Ashland

Help us wrap up another successful Lexington Tree Week (Oct 6 -15) by creating mulch rings around many of Ashland's trees. If you've been by lately, you would have seen piles of mulch distributed around the estate, bring a rake to help create proper mulch rings.

Clay 1613: A Family in Black & White

A documentary film about one woman's quest to learn more about her family's lineage. Presented in partnership with the Lexington History Museum

Jazz on the Lawn with Lee Carroll’s C the Beat featuring Grammy Award winning vocalist La’Shelle Allen

Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate 120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, Fayette

Lee Carroll’s C The Beat returns to Jazz on the Lawn with new songs and an expanded band. C The Beat explores the influence of African rhythm on Western popular music. The original music spans many styles, from Salsa, Reggae and Samba to Funk and Jazz. On-site Parking $10 Sponsored by:   Frank & Mina […]


Black History at Ashland – The Slave Dwelling Project

Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate 120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, Fayette

Friday, August 18 | 6:00 pm Book Signing A literary event celebrating African American scholarship, history, and heritage. Location: Under the Patio Tent at Ashland Authors: Dr. Vanessa Holden, Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community. Dr. Alicestyne Turley, The Gospel of Freedome: Black Evangelicals and the Underground Railroad. Joe McGill with […]

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