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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.
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.
Tavern In The Garden

Tavern in the Garden 2017 Schedule

  • June 01 | Band: Poor Man's Grave | Sponsor: Stone Works
  • June 08 | Band: Aaron McDowell | Sponsor: Tim Davis Insurance
  • June 15 | Band: Casey & Romey | Sponsor: Signmakers
    (rained out)
  • June 22 | Band: Kevin Jaggers | Sponsor: Community Foundation
    (rained out)
  • June 29 | Band: Keith Hubbard & Co. | Sponsor: Sponsor, Auto Glass Plus & Bluegrass Insurance
  • July 06 | Band: Me & You | Sponsor: South Central Bank
    (rained out)
  • July 13 | Band: Soul Imperials | Sponsor: Etown Flying Service
  • July 20 | Band: Greg Howlette | Sponsor: Signmakers & South Central Bank
  • July 27 | Band: Sean & Holly | Sponsor: WesBanco
  • Aug. 03 | Band: Laurie Jane & 45s | Sponsor: Larue Financial Advisors
  • Aug. 10 | Band: Justin Birch | Sponsor: Larkin Environmentalists
  • Aug. 17 | Band: Nick Dittmier | Sponsor: Republic Bank
  • Aug. 18 | Band: Undetermined | Sponsor: Community Foundation
    (FRIDAY NIGHT Make up for June 15 Rain out)
  • Aug. 24 | Band: Luie Branger & Abby Henderson | Sponsor: Swope Family Dealerships
  • Aug. 31 | Band: Lindsey Heinken | Sponsor: Mike Thomas State Farm Ins. ↦ Janet Team
  • Sep. 07 | Band: Southern Sirens | Sponsor: DuPlessis Orthodontics
  • Sep. 14 | Band: Alley Hounds | Sponsor: Jerry Taylor & Wicked Eye Woman
  • Sep. 21 | Band: Hardin Draw | Sponsor: Roy & Linda Keith
  • Sep. 28 | Band: Mark Dewitt & Co. | Sponsor: Scott & Teresa Wise
  • Oct. 05 | Band; Josh Logan | Sponsor: Mike Thomas State Farm Ins. & Janet Team

Thank you to all our sponsors, and especially our Patron Sponsors: June - Stone Works, July - South Central Bank, August - Larue Financial Advisors, September - DuPlessis Orthodontics.

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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