Mansion Events

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


Mystery at The Mansion 02/17/2022

Thursday, February 17th
11:15 AM Lunch Matinee

Mystery at The Mansion: 1920's Mafia Marrige
Thursday February 17th, 2022
11:15am-1:45pm
$55 per guest
 
Lucky you!
You’ve been invited to the Wedding of the Year at The Dunn Speakeasy! In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life! Get on the trolley and solve this case with your fellow detectives.
 
Lunch Menu:
Classic Stuffed Chicken Breast
A boneless seasoned chicken breast baked with our home style stuffing. 
Complimented by cranberry sauce, buttered corn and whipped potatoes
 

All That Jazz: Fat Tuesday Celebration 02/23/2022

Wednesday, February 23rd
10:30 AM Lunch Matinee

All That Jazz: Fat Tuesday Celebration
Featuring: The 4 Star Brass Band
Wednesday Feruary 23rd, 2022
10:30am-2pm
$50 per guest
 
Join us for an afternoon of beads, food & New Orleans style celebrating. Guests will enjoy the musical masterpiece of The Four Star New Orleans Brass Band their style is heavy funk; an energetic mix of jazz music and blues music. It's a sound that's sure to get you on your feet.
 
Lunch Menu:
New Orleans Style Baked Bourbon Chicken Breast
accompanied by Jambalaya
(Jambalaya is Mild and Seafood Free)
Served with Traditional Corn Bread
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Traditional Paczki 

Betty Crocker and The Cook Book That Changed How America Cooks 03/09/2022

Wednesday, March 9th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Betty Crocker and The Cook Book That Changed How America Cooks
Wednesday March 9th, 2022
11:30am - 2:00pm
$48 per guest
 
Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves, with sales that rivaled that of another big book, The Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became the most and most trusted advisor to American cooks. This fun illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., looks at how Betty Crocker was invented, why her cookbook has endured and what makes her so iconic. It’s perfect if you’re feeling like cooking up some nostalgia.
 
Lunch Menu:
Chicken Divan- Individual crocks filled with tender chicken & broccoli spears in a rich cream sauce. Topped with Panko bread crumbs and baked to a golden brown. 
 
Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Remembering RT 66 03/22/2022

Tuesday, March 22nd
11:45 AM Lunch Matinee

Remembering RT. 66
Tuesday March 22nd, 2022
11:45am-2:30pm
$48.00 per guest
 
Route 66: The name evokes images of gas stations, mom-and-pop motels, quirky attractions, and adventure on the open road. In this nostalgia-packed lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of Route 66, the iconic road that linked Chicago to Los Angeles from 1926 until its closing in the mid-1980s. Learn why Route 66 remains so indelibly associated with the lore of the American road trip. What was Route 66 like at its pinnacle – and what is it today? Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history programs for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history as well as a master’s degree in theater. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on history and currently works full-time as an author and public speaker. Her programs have been presented for hundreds of museums, libraries, senior centers, clubs, and other organizations around the country.
 
Lunch Menu:
Old Fashion Meatloaf-Homestyle meatloaf dressed with red sauce. Complimented by mashed potato and buttered corn
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per Guest)
Traditional Rootbeer Float

Chicago's Bygone Department Stores 04/14/2022

Thursday, April 14th
2:45 PM Lunch Matinee

Chicago's Bygone Department Stores
Thursday April 14th, 2022
11:15am-2:15pm
$48 per guest
 
Remember the days before online shopping & Amazon? For decades, Chicago was home to some of America’s grandest department stores. Clustered along a mile long stretch of State Street, stores like Marshall Field and Co.; Carson Pirie Scott; Sears; Wieboldt’s; and Goldblatt’s set new standards for retail innovation, customer service and visual display. Generations of Chicagoans trekked to these stores for holiday shopping, celebrations, and fun. In this illustrated lecture, historian and author Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., revisits Chicago’s fabulous retail emporiums and explores their rise and fall.
 
Lunch Menu:
Slow Cooked Pot Roast complimented with pan glazed au jus, roasted carrots & celery, accompanied by whipped potatoes
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Caramel Apple Trifle
 

Simply Billy: A Tribute to Legendary Billy Joel 04/27/2022

Wednesday, April 27th
10:45 AM Lunch Matinee

Simply Billy
Wednesday April 27th, 2022
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
$56 per guest
 
SIMPLY BILLY is the tribute show that brings the incredible songwriting, vocals and pianistic virtuosity of Billy Joel to the stage for audiences to revel in! Musician Brian Harris weaves together meticulously styled Billy Joel vocals, concert pianist "chops" and endless energy in presenting a show that will dazzle audiences.
 
Lunch Menu:
Lemon Parmesan Chicken
Lightly breaded baked chicken breast served with our creamy lemon parmesan sauce, accompanied by roasted red potatoes and steamed green beans
 
or
 
Baked Ham Jubilee
Baked ham complimented by a delicate fruit glaze and accompanied by roasted red potatoes and green beans
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Warm Brownie Ala mode
 

The Kentucky Derby: Hats, Horses & History 05/03 & 05/05/2022

Tuesday, May 3rd
11:45 AM Lunch Matinee

The Kentucky Derby: Hats, Horses & History
Tuesday May 3rd Thursday May 5th, 2022
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
$50 per guest
 
Come celebrate the most iconic & exciting 2 minutes in sports history. The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. America’s most celebrated horse race was first held at Churchill Downs in Kentucky in 1875. Join historian Leslie Goddard to explore the history and many traditions that make the first Saturday in May so special. Learn the lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home,” look at the famous hats and find out the stories behind the garland of roses, mint juleps and more.
The perfect event to break out your fanciest hat!
 
Lunch Menu:
The Kentucky Derby Famous Hot Brown
Hot open faced turkey sandwich with bacon, tomato & a mornay sauce. Topped with sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Complimented by potato wedges.
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Pecan Pie

 


Simply Elton: A Tribute to Legendary Elton John 06/16/2022

Thursday, June 16th
3:15 PM Lunch Matinee

Simply Elton
Thursday June 16th, 2022
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
$56 per guest
 
SIMPLY ELTON is a celebration of Sir Elton John's incredible musical career. Musician Brian Harris and the Mad Hatters Band will transport you to the magic of an Elton concert, playing music spanning the icon's entire career. In addition to the spot-on Elton-styled vocals, wild costuming and endless energy, the virtuoso and rocking piano playing will leave audiences speechless.
If you're going to see ONE Elton tribute, this is the one to see!
 
Lunch Menu:
Tuscany Chicken
Boneless breast of chicken baked and served with our Parmesan tomato cream sauce accompanied by whipped potatoes
 
or
 
Slow Cooked Pot Roast
Tender Pot Roast complimented with a pan glazed au jus, 
roasted carrots & celery, accompanied by whipped potatoes
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries

The Four C Notes 09/14/2022

Wednesday, September 14th
10:45 AM Lunch Matinee

The Four C Notes
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
10:30am - 3:00pm
$56 per guest
 
The Four C Notes was created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long running production of the Broadway, smash hit JERSEY BOYS. THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest’s ONLY tribute dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons!
The tribute features all of your favorite hits, including:
“Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man” “Workin’ My Way Back To You, (Babe)”, 
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, “Let’s Hang On” and many, many, more…
 
Lunch Menu:
Pasta Trio 
Cheese Manicotti, Fettuccini Alfredo & Spaghetti with Meatballs. 
Served with a Garlic Bread 
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert:
(Add $4 per guest)
Cannoli Cake 
 

Oktoberfest 09/29/2022

Thursday, September 29th
10:45 AM Lunch Matinee

Oktoberfest-Willkommen zu “Henry Haus”!
Featuring: The Johnny Wagner Band
Thursday September 29th, 2022
10:45 am - 2:30 pm
$50 per guest
 
The Johnny Wagner Band is a household name in many German speaking communities in the country, specializing in traditional Bavarian, Austrian, and Slovenian styles of Polka Music, including Yodeling, performances on the Swiss Alphorn (a 15 foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland), The Austrian cowbells, and clever audience participation that will have everyone singing, laughing and enjoying the sounds of a good Polka Band!
 
Lunch Menu:
Slow Cooker German-Style Pork Roast, Sauerkraut and Potatoes, & Pretzel Rolls with Coarse Brown Mustard.
 
Optional Upgraded Dessert
(Add $4 per Guest)
Apple Pie Ala Mode