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September 2019

Ashland Pictorial Book Signing: Bob Willcutt

September 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Henry Clay's Ashland - A Pictorial Tribute coffee-table book, includes over 200 photographs of the Ashland mansion, its rooms, furniture, outbuildings and grounds, by celebrated Kentucky photographer Bob Willcutt. The Estate is a favorite tourist destination, event space and arboretum, which Willcutt captures as well as its splendor, architecture and historical significance. Join us on the Patio (if raining, in the Keeper's Cottage) to hear Bob talk about his work and sign books.  Book royalties benefit the Henry Clay Memorial…

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Living History: Frontier to Farm

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Ashland is host to hundreds of students from area High Schools for this day when history comes alive through performances, demonstrations, livestock, music, exhibits and open house tours. For more information on Education Programming / Field Trip opportunities at Ashland, contact Cameron Walpole: cwalpole@henryclay.org or call 859-266-8581 x 205. 9:00 am -2:30 pm--Student Field Trip. The house and grounds will be closed to all regular visitors until after the field trip. Regular 3:00 and 4:00 Tours will be offered!

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October 2019

Wedding

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Private wedding will be going on from 4:00 pm-10:00 pm. The house will be open for regular tours during the day (10:00-4:00) and the grounds will be open as usual from dawn to dusk. However, we ask that all photographers refrain from being on site during this private event. Any grounds explorers are welcome, but please be respectful of the wedding party and keep to the periphery of the property. Questions? Contact Kate Heil--859-266-8581 ex. 204 or kheil@henryclay.org

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Henry Clay’s Hemp Social

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$25

Hemp was a lucrative crop for Clay and more recently, Kentucky led the charge in legalizing its production. This year, our event takes on a new theme! We'll feature a hemp-themed cocktails/mocktails competition, hemp vendors and a Silent Auction! Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Purchase tickets and participate in the Silent Auction at hempsocial.givesmart.com.  

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November 2019

Adopt-A-Tree & Fall Clean-Up

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Pick up sticks, weed, and mulch with community volunteers as you help preserve our Arboretum. Adopt a tree as a holiday gift, in honor or in memory of someone special to you. The Clean-Up day is a free event, but Adopt-A-Trees range from $200-$700. 9:00 am- Noon. Image courtesy of Bob Willcutt.

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December 2019

Story Circle–PJ Polar Express

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$8

Get into the Christmas spirit with PJ Polar Express at Ashland! Our last Story Circle of the year will meet in our Keeper's Cottage and will feature the Polar Express. So, wear your PJs and get ready for festive holiday fun. Admission includes snack, gift, and unique photo opportunity. $8 per child.

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Ashland Illumination

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Join the festivities and carolers at 5:00 pm, then we'll do the annual Illumination of our Christmas lights at 5:30 pm. The caroling and Illumination are free!  

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Candlelight Tour Dec. 7th

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$10 – $18

Enjoy Ashland all dressed up for Christmas in a new decor and color scheme! Explore the house at your leisure by 'candlelight.' Docents will be in each room to answer questions. This is a great family outing opportunity! Stay as long or as short of a time as you like. The crowds are busiest when we first open the doors at 5:30 after the Illumination, so if you're looking for a less crowded experience, we suggest coming at 6:00 or…

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Candlelight Tour Dec. 14th

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$10 – $18

Enjoy Ashland all dressed up for Christmas in a new decor and color scheme! Explore the house at your leisure by 'candlelight.' Docents will be in each room to answer questions. This is a great family outing opportunity! Stay as long or as short of a time as you like. The crowds are busiest when we first open the doors at 5:30, so if you're looking for a less crowded experience, we suggest coming at 6:00 or 6:15. Last guests…

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