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liberty hall

Liberty Hall ca.1796 is a Georgian house with formal gardens leading down to the Kentucky River.

Liberty Hall in Frankfort, Kentucky has been the home to two U.S. Senators, one vice-presidential candidate, one Governor of Missouri, one Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, one Ambassador to France, one U.S. District Attorney, three U.S. Army colonels, two doctors, one newspaper editor, and it is the ancestral home of beloved children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon (who sometimes published under the nom de plume, Kaintuck Brown!).  It is also US National Historic Landmark.

Like Liberty Hall on Facebook to keep up to date with its restoration, see historic photos of the house and its grounds, and to read timely snippets of letters written by those who lived in the house, like this one posted in June, “‘Our June apples are now in perfection…’ Margaretta Brown wrote to her son Orlando Brown in 1819. While Orlando was away at college at Princeton University, Margaretta wrote him often with news from home. Orlando was fond of apples, and while our June apples are not in perfection, the tree on our site is currently bearing fruit!” In another recent post, Margaretta’s letter referenced the excessive July heat 200 years ago! Little nuggets like these serve as a great reminder of how places connect us to our history, don’t you think?

 

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