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A Celebration Two Hundred Years In The Making This Weekend

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Two houses in Lexington that have so much history between each other are both turning 200 this weekend.

For two centuries the Bodley-Bullock and Hunt-Morgan Houses have sat across from one another in Gratz Park…today, they book-end the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. 

On Saturday the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation and the Junior League of Lexington are holding a Bourbon and Barbecue Celebration to raise money for the upkeep and maintenance of both buildings. 

Junior League headquarters chair Tracy Coble and Bluegrass Trust Preservation Specialist Jason Sloan recently talked about the shared history of the nearly identical twins.

"The Bodley-Bullock is known because it was headquarters for the Confederate and the Union Armies, not at the same time, of course, but the Union wanted this house to keep an eye on the Hunt-Morgan House," Coble said.

"The Hunt-Morgan House is probably most famous for Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, although he never lived here.  We do believe he may have lived at the Hart-Bradford House next door, which was unfortunately demolished.  But the mother of a Confederate General, Henrietta Hunt Morgan lived here, so we certainly believe that they kept an eye on the place," Sloan said.

Advance tickets for the celebration including food, music, spirits, and house tours are $30.  They will be $35 at the door.  The event takes place Saturday night from 5 to 9 p.m.  

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