Mansion Events

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

2018 - "An Afternoon With Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"

Thursday, February 15th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATE:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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.

2018 - "Two War Presidents"

Tuesday, February 20th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

If Presidents Abraham Lincoln & Franklin Delano Roosevelt were put in a room together, what would they talk about?  Listen as the two most highly rated Presidents in US History get together to talk about their presidencies, their leadership styles and the challenges each faced as they led the country through the most turbulent times in the history of our nation.  You won't want to miss this meeting of two centuries!

2018 - Women's History Month Series: "Amelia Earhart"

Tuesday, March 6th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Amelia Earhart's courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early twentieth century.  Set in 1937, this first-person program recounts Earhart's life, the many records she broke, her unconventional views on marriage, and her tireless work to promote aviation and opportunities for women.

2018 - "St. Patrick's Celebration"

Wednesday, March 14th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

NEWLY ADDED DATE:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Come and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!

Listen (and dance if you'd like!) to traditional Irish Music from the "Chicago Irish Band", enjoy a bagpipe and drumps performance, and don't forget Aunt Annie's award-winning corned beef & cabbage - voted best in Will County!

2018 - Women's History Month Series: Titanic Survivor "Violet Jessop"

Wednesday, March 21st
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates:  Thursday, March 22nd

                                   Tuesday, March 27th

                                   Wednesday, March 28th


Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays Violet Jessop, a stewardess who survived the sinkings of the RMS Titanic and, several years later, the HMHS Britannic (the Titanic's sister ship).   She tells unforgettable stories of the tragedies and gives a fascinating glimpse at life behind-the-scenes on the most glamorour luxury liners of their day.

2018 - "Mystery in the Mansion"

Thursday, March 29th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates:  Wednesday, March 7th

                                   Thursday, June 28th

                                   Tuesday, October 30th             

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!

Limited Seating Available!!

2018 - "Graces of Tea"

Tuesday, April 3rd
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Join us for Tea, and learn about the social event for women in the 1860's!  "Graces of Tea" is based on the Victorian customs, traditional etiquette and lifestyles during the Victorian era, from 1837 to 1901.  Find out where it all began, roles women had during this period, learn about entertaining in the home during the Victorian era, and the proper way of hosting an afternoon tea!

2018 - "Hedda! A Musical Conversation"

Tuesday, April 10th
12:00 PM Lunch Matinee

Hedda Hopper had a broad and enduring effect on film and politics.  Her column, with a readership of 32 million, was once the voice of small town America.  Jillann Gabrielle as Hedda Hopper tells us her story -  from her Quaker upbringing to her meteoric rise as the "hat crazed" Hollywood gossip columnist and her legendary feuds with Hollywood's elite!

2018 - "Big Band Radio Show"

Wednesday, April 18th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Take a step back in time, as the Victorian Ballroom hosts a "Live" Big Band Radio Show!  Relive the glorious 1930's Swing Era with a "radio broadcast show" by The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, complete with vocalists and radio actors!

2018 - "Vintage Hats & Handbags" Luncheon

Tuesday, April 24th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Join us for another great "Vintage" show by Kay Meyers!  Listen, as she describes hats and handbags from 1860 to the 1970's.  Kay shares some of her extensive hat and handbag collection with us, as well as history and interesting stories for each.  For anyone who loved Kay's other Vintage shows, this is a "must see"!