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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.
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Upcoming Events

  • December 9, 5-8pm

    "Winter Tavern in the Garden"

    Visit the Brown Pusey House and Cunningham Garden for a winter version of our popular summer event, "Tavern in the Garden." After the Christmas Parade and lighting of the tree, walk over to the Brown Pusey House for music and food inside the house with a bon fire in the garden.

    Keith Hubbard & Company will be on hand to entertain with favorite holiday songs while you enjoy a glass of wine, a coffee flavored with Kahlua or Amaretto liqueur, or a cup of hot chocolate. Or you might prefer a steaming bowl of chili and a hot dog to warm you from the winter chill.

    Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors to share a cup of holiday cheer!

    Proceeds from the event will help with restoration of the brick foundation.

    For more information please call 270-765-2515
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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