Lanier Mansion

Digging Up Death (ages 12+)

Jefferson County Historical Society 615 W. First Street, Madison, IN, United States

Explore the Jefferson County History Center’s collection of mourning dresses and artifacts relating to the customs of death in Early America. Then, dig into Early American death practices and discover the details of mourning practices of yesteryear in the Lanier Mansion’s formal parlors. October 21st & 22nd | 7-8:30PM both nights Tickets are $15/adult (ages 18+) $12/senior (ages 60+) $7/youth […]

$7 – $25

Hands-on History Series: Sweet & Sour Victorian Valentines

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will be featuring a new program series offered on the second Saturday of each month called Hands-On History. February 11th | Sweet & Sour Victorian Valentines Discover different types of valentines that were popular in the 19th century. Then, make your own lovingly sweet or wickedly sour vinegar valentine for your someone special! Registration required […]

$6 – $8

Hand-on History: 19th Century Fossil Finders

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will be featuring a new program series offered on the second Saturday of each month called Hand-on History. March 11th | 19th Century Fossil Finders (Ages 7+) Calling all explorers! Discover what the study of paleontology of the 19th century was like, then learn what fossils can tell us about Earth’s prehistoric past. Registration required by […]

$25

Hands-on History: Game and Gardens

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will be featuring a new program series offered on the second Saturday of each month called Hands-On History. May 13th | Game & Gardens (all ages) Have fun playing historic-inspired games on the Lanier Mansion lawn. Chat with a master gardener and learn some tips and tricks for your garden. Free

FREE

Odyssey of Architecture! Greek Revival Styles in Madison

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Embark on an epic journey of Madison’s premier Greek Revival homes. The odyssey begins at the Lanier Mansion with stories of the “crown jewel’s” legacy and creation. From there, you’ll visit the Francis Costigan House to see how Greek Revival can be done on a smaller scale.  The journey will end with an exploration of the Shrewsbury-Windle House and refreshments. […]

$22.50 – $30

Guarding Your Treasures: Preservation of Family History Collections

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Learn how to preserve your historic family treasures. This workshop will discuss techniques for the handling and storage of photographs, scrapbooks, and printed materials. Age: Adults Date/Time: September 7th, 6pm-7pm Cost Per Person: $10 adults, $8 for seniors, 25% Member Discount Registration Deadline: September 7th 6pm - Click here

$8 – $10

Lanier Mansion Trivia Night

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Come feud over history at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Trivia Night! Answer trivia questions about local history and the history of the Lanier Mansion. Bring a team of up to five people to tour the site and test your brainpower. There may even be prizes. Registration is required. Age: 14+ Date/Time : September 22nd 7pm-8:30pm Cost Per Person: […]

$8 – $25

Decorative Arts Open House

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Explore decorative arts of the early 19th century during our free open house. The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will be open to the public from 10am to 1pm with a special tour exploring the decorative arts on display in the mansion. Age: All Ages Date/Time: September 30th 10am-1pm Cost Per Person: Free

Free

A Reading of Poe in the Parlor – SOLD OUT

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Gather in the Lanier Mansion parlor to delve into 19th century gothic horror literature. Step back in time as one of Madison’s most beloved storytellers, Bob Hartsaw, reads Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado and Masque of the Red Death. Age: 16+ Date/Time: October 21, Two readings: 5:30-6:30 AND 7-8 p.m. Cost Per Person: $10 per person, 25% off for […]

$10

Egg Extravaganza

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN, United States

Enjoy Easter fun with an egg hunt on the grounds of the Lanier Mansion beginning at 10 a.m.! Games and activities will follow. Registration required by 9:45 a.m. on March 30. Recommended for ages 3-10. Price: $6/youth, 25% discount for members, free admission for adult caregivers For tickets visit: https://www.indianamuseum.org/programs/egg-extravaganza/

$6
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