Free tours of the house and The Cunningham Garden are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. Donations are welcomed.
About the Brown-Pusey House
The Brown-Pusey House built in 1825 by John Y. Hill was home for he and his wife, Rebecca. This warm and stately old home was for many years the Hill House, a boarding house operated by "Aunt Beck" Hill. Among the guests at the Hill House were General George Armstrong Custer and his wife Elizabeth. General Custer's assignment in Elizabethtown was to combat the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and the illegal distilleries.
Other notable visitors to the Hill House were the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, who sang on the front steps, and General John Hunt Morgan of the Confederate Army who dined at the Hill House on several occasions. In 1923, the Brown-Pusey House was restored and given to the community by Dr. William Allen Pusey and Dr. Alfred Brown Pusey (great-nephews of "Aunt Beck") as well as Mrs. Sallie Cunningham Pusey and the related Hastings family.
The Brown-Pusey House serves the community in many ways, as envisioned by its grantors. This Georgian mansion houses the Pusey Room Museum, a genealogical library, and meeting rooms for private and public functions. There is also a beautifully maintained garden for the public to enjoy.
"Dine Around Downtown" - Holiday Gifting together.....
Second Saturday, November 8,
Let's get this season started with food, fun, music and an opportunity for you to support some of the worthy charities in our community. Over 10 businesses are participating with the sale of food from some of your favorite restaurants and caterers. A portion of the proceeds will go to the charity of the business’s choice. Shop, dine and get in the Christmas spirit. Wine and beer will be sold in some locations, and there will be a variety of music provided by local musicians.
A menu of items available and the name of the business where you can purchase them, along with a map for directions can be picked up at the Brown-Pusey House, 128 N. Main Street.
Select your foods and begin your journey around the square where you're sure to meet friends and neighbors. This is a "must do" on your list of holiday events.
This event is sponsored by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.