YOU ARE HERE -> 1860s-1870s After the Civil War, Ashland was in the hands of the predecessor of the University of Kentucky. The estate was no longer a family home and farm, but a nascent multipurpose college campus. SEE ALSO: Clay Family Loses Ashland, University of Kentucky Predecessor Moves In and Historic Homestead as College … More The Exotic and Curious at Ashland
YOU ARE HERE -> April 19, 1892 Henry Clay’s great-granddaughter, Nannette McDowell, was married at Ashland, her home, in one of the most celebrated weddings of 1890’s Kentucky. The wedding of Nannette and Dr. Thomas S. Bullock was celebrated on a Tuesday and Lexington was “all agog over the pending event…the State-at-large feels an interest … More Wedding of the Decade at Ashland
As I share on the “About This Blog” page, I worked at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, 2003-2009. I earned my MA in Art History at the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Master’s Thesis entitled, “Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, As House Museum: Private Home and Public Destination” under the direction of Dr. Wallis Miller, … More About This Blog…and A Book On The Way!