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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.

2022 Tavern in the Garden

June 2, 2022 Sponsor: Matt Deneen
Band: Joslin & Friends
Food: Old School Flavor Trailer
June 9, 2022 Sponsor: Mike Thomas / At Home Realty
Band: Fiendish Thingy
Food: Maillard Wood Fired Kitchen (Barrel & Swine)
June 16, 2022 Sponsor: Schuler Bauer / Real Estate Services
Band: Limestone Creek
Food: Juanito's Street Tacos
June 23, 2022 Sponsor: Bluegrass Insurance
Band: Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters
Food: Rick's Grill on Wheels
June 30, 2022 Sponsor: Auto Glass Plus
Band: Keith Hubbard & The Hubcats
Food: Wicked Eyed Woman
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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