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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.
Tavern in the Garden: Upcoming Events
Date Sponsor Band
11-Jul-19 Swope Family of Dealerships Aqua Blind
18-Jul-19 Cub Bank Aaron McDowell
25-Jul-19 WesBanco Bank Chris Meredith
1-Aug-19 South Central Bank Laurie Jane
8-Aug-19 Cub Bank To be determined
15-Aug-19 Blue Grass Ins. & Auto Glass To be determined
22-Aug-19 DuPlessis Orthodontics Gracie Yates & Wyatt Miller
29-Aug-19 E'town Flying Service & Signmakers Limestone Creek
5-Sep-19 Owen LaRue Financial Southern Sirens
12-Sep-19 Cub Bank Sean Johnson & Matt Neel
19-Sep-19 Wicked Eye Woman & Jerry Taylor Laura Ellen & The Blue Licks feat. Keith Hubbard
26-Sep-19 Mike Thomas & Janet Team Laurie Jane & the 45's
3-Oct-19 Make-up date for Rain-Outs Joslin & Friends
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.
Vision Statement: The Brown-Pusey House will be the foremost place that fosters Community and furthers education and cultural development of the region.

Mission Statement: The Brown-Pusey House preserve the history and heritage of the house and our region and serves as the place to bring community together.
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