Mansion Events

The historic Jacob Henry Estate transforms an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one

2019 - Vintage Fashion Show Luncheon

Wednesday, April 24th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATE:  Thursday, September 19th

Enjoy a time capsule of fashion and elegance of so many beautifully preserved "classics" spanning 120+ years.  Learn about the actual people who wore them, including humorous and interesting details which highlight each garment's individual story.  a perfect combination of history and fashion!

2019 & 2020 - "Mystery in the Mansion"

Thursday, June 13th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATES:    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

                                         Tuesday, November 12, 2019

                                        2020 Dates - February 26th, April 16th, May 5th, October 27th

Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!

2019 & 2020 - "Oktoberfest"

Wednesday, October 2nd
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

2020 Date now available! September 30, 2020

Willkommen zu "Henry Haus" - Welcome to the "Henry Haus"!

Join us for our "Oktoberfest" event, featuring The Johnny Wagner Band and German-style cuisine!  

2019 - "Festa Italiana"

Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate welcomes back "The Tenors 3", a trio of classically trained tenor vocalists!  Their diverse musical program, infused with a touch of comedy, encompasses Opera, Broadway, Operetta, Standards, Ethnic Favorites, Holiday Melodies, and much more!

2019 - "Medium at the Mansion"

Tuesday, October 29th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Enjoy a delicious luncheon on our historic estate and participate in a Group Reading by Psychic Medium Michael Gourley, one of the "Top 10 Chiciago Psychis".  Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved ones in spirit, and will deliver any messages that come through for our guests -- there may even be a message for you!

2019 & 2020 - "Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas"

Wednesday, November 13th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATES:  Tuesday, November 19th

                                        Thursday, November 21st

                                        Tuesday, November 26th

                                        2020 Dates now available! November 12th & 18, 2020

For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores!  This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! 

After the presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church!


2019 & 2020 - "A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"

Wednesday, November 13th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATES:  Thursday, November 14th

                                      Tuesday, November 19th

                                      Tuesday, November 26th

                                      2020 Dates now available! November 12th, 19th & December 1, 2020

When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas.  Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time, and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, typical menus and the best Christmas present Abraham Lincoln ever received!

After the presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church!

2019 - "The Gathering Room" Victorian Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 4th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Enjoy the Ambiance & tradition of the Walnut Room in Joliet's own Gathering Room on The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate!  Our 26 foot fully decorated Christmas tree, live music, and Holiday pipe organ concert in The Old Central Church after lunch is sure to set the perfect atmosphere for your new holiday tradition!

2019 - "White Christmas"

Wednesday, December 11th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Join us for our annual holiday celebration inspired by the classic film, White Christmas.  This spectacular holiday program will take you on a musical journey from a World War II performance for the troops, to the glamour of a Florida nightclub and finally the charm and simple beauty of a New England town.

2019 & 2020 - "Mirror of Mathis" Jolly Christmas Tribute

Thursday, December 12th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates - Now taking reservations for both December 12, 2019 & December 9, 2020!

Get into the Holiday Spirit with this incredible live performance of "Mirror of Mathis"!  David Robbins and his 5-piece orchestra bring to stage the remarkable resemblance and vocal abilities that emulate the great Johnny Mathis.  This fantastic Christmas show will feature your favorite Holiday songs, along with many of the popular Johnny Mathis hits that have warmed your hearts throughout the years!