Mansion Events

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

2020 - "An Afternoon With Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"

Tuesday, February 11th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Join us for this special performance by Max & Donna Daniels!  Taking place at the end of the Civil War, the President and Mrs. Lincoln reflect on the events of the past four years, look back to the beginning of their lives together and their plans for the future, ending as the President realizes that it is time for them to leave for Ford's Theater.

2020 "Becoming Queen Elizabeth II"

Wednesday, March 4th
11:45 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates: March 10, 2020

In this new historical portrayal, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the life of Britain's famous monarch, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer named Philip, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. 


2020 "Gone with the Wind" The Making of a Hollywood Classic

Tuesday, March 24th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates: March 25, 2020

75 years after its blockbuster premiere in 1939, Gone with the Wind continues to inspire passionate devotion. This illustrated talk with historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., reviews the story of how Gone with the Wind was made, the two year search for Scarlett, the pioneering special effects and perfectionist drive of visionary producer David O. Selznick. 

2020 "Afternoon Tea"

Tuesday, April 14th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates: April 15, 2020, May 20, 2020, October 22, 2020

Join us as historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. explores the history and luxurious artistry of afternoon tea. Learn correct tea etiquette, what a proper menu includes, and why the custom of afternoon tea remains so enduringly appealing.

2020 "Royal Weddings"

Tuesday, April 21st
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates: April 22, 2020

In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard explores the history of ten regal marriages. Beyond their glamour, hoe do these occasions work to strengthen the notions of a national identity? How have royal couples negotiated the balance between a significant personal occasion and powerful national pressures?

2020 "Piano Man" A tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel

Thursday, April 30th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Piano Man brings the music of Elton John and Billy Joel to life in a show that pays them the ultimate tribute. With some of the most versatile musicians and the uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega superstars, Piano Man is one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country. 

2020 "The 4 C-Notes"

Tuesday, October 6th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

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 off 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....

2020 "June's Got the Cash" A Musical Tribute to Johnny & June

Tuesday, November 17th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Watch as Johnny and June take the stage and have you believing they still exist! Come "Walk the Line" with America's sweethearts and enjoy watching the recreation of the famous country duo as they take you on a journey back in time! Enjoy all of Cash's hit music and full band meet/greet after the show! Don't forget to bring your camera!  

2020 "It's a Wonderful Life" The Making of a Holiday Classic

Thursday, November 19th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates: December 1, 2020 and December 2, 2020

Did you know Cary Grant was supposed to star in "It's A Wonderful Life?" That famous gym floor turned swimming pool was real? That the movie bombed at the box office? Even if you've seen the classic holiday film 150 times, you'll love this fun program that explores the story of the movie's creation including how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen, and the technical challenges that were overcome. You'll find out what happened to the cast and enjoy rare photographs taken behind the scenes. Rediscover Frank Capra's masterpieces like you've never seen it before. After the presentation, enjoy a holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church!