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A variety of programs and events are showcased in and around the restored home: seminars; experimental programs dealing with the arts and crafts of the day; discussions dealing with the political and social issues of the day; presentations dealing with major figures (i.e. Ninian Edwards, Benjamin Stephenson, Edward Coles); musical events; and cooking demonstrations.


Special Events 2017

 

January 24, Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. This meeting is open to all members of the Friends of the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House and current board members.

February 4, 1820 American Girl (Girl Scouts Program), 9a.m.-12p.m. $16 per girl. Limited to a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15. Participating Girl Scout troops earn the ‘Playing the Past’ badge as they experience the life in the 1820s. Troops tour the historic house and experience life for a girl in the 1820s with hands-on activities. Cost includes badge, butter making supplies, use of  a  dress, simple journal, and all activities associated with the badge. Troops must register through Girl Scouts of Southern  Illinois. Call 800-345-6858 or 618-692-0692. #playingthepast

February 18, Winter Dinner & Auction, 5:00 p.m. $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. (fundraiser) Join the Friends of Stephenson House at our annual winter celebration. The event is held at the beautiful Lewis & Clark College, Edwardsville Campus, Leclaire room. Enjoy a delicious dinner from Bella Milano while participating in the silent and oral auctions. To purchase tickets call 618-692-1818. Reservations required by February 4.

March 4, 1820 American Girl (Girl Scouts Program), 9a.m.-12p.m. $16 per girl. Limited to a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15. Participating Girl Scout troops earn the ‘Playing the Past’ badge as they experience the life in the 1820s. Troops tour the historic house and experience life for a girl in the 1820s with hands-on activities. Cost includes badge, butter making supplies, use of  a  dress, simple journal, and all activities associated with the badge. Troops must register through Girl Scouts of Southern  Illinois. Call 800-345-6858 or 618-692-0692. #playingthepast

April 22, Trivia Through the Decades, 7p.m. (doors open at 6:30p.m.), held at the Moose Lodge (7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL). $200/8 person table or $25 per person. Call 618-692-1818 to reserve a table. #trivia#TriviaThroughtheDecades#T3D15, #stephensontrivia

May 6, Junior Girl Scout Gardening Badge (Girl Scouts Program), 8:45a.m.-12p.m. $12 per girl. Limited to a minimum of 15 and maximum of 30. Troops tour the working gardens of the historic Col. Benjamin Stephenson House and earn the Gardener badge. Participants will learn about soil, native plants, plant selection, planting seeds and plant their own container to take home. Event held rain or shine. Troops must register through Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. Call 800-345-6858 or 618-692-0692.

June 14-16, War of 1812 Militia Summer Camp, 9a.m.-2p.m., $85 (due at registration). Learn the basics of life as a militiaman in the Illinois Territory during the War of 1812. Activities include learning about camp life, drilling, posting colors, cooking and much more. Registration is required and includes all supplies. Participants should bring a sack lunch. A mid-morning snack and drinks provided. Open to children entering grades 5th-7th . Space is limited to 12 participants.

FILLED TO CAPACITY July 19-21, Mrs. Lucy’s Academy for Young Ladies, 9a.m.-2p.m., $85 (due at registration). Young ladies attending the Academy will discover what it was like to be a real American girl in 1820. Participants dress in reproduction clothing similar to styles worn in the early 1800s. At the end of the camp, a tea will be hosted by participants for their mother (or father) showcasing the skills learned during the three-day camp. Dress size is needed for each participant. Pre-registration is required. Ages 8-12 years. Participants should bring a sack lunch; midmorning snack and drinks provided. Space is limit to 12 participants.  #mrslucysacademy

October 1, 50/50 Antique Auction, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Come find an antique treasure at the annual 50/50 Antique Auction. A variety of collectibles are offered including: ceramics, crocks and jugs, Native American artifacts, old pocket knives fishing equipment, holiday decor, costume jewelry, toys and furniture. Auction takes place on the grounds of the historic home.  For more information: 618-692-1818.  House tours will not be available during this event.

October 5-29, Special Exhibit:  Mourning Col. Stephenson, General Admission Fee. Join us as we explore the macabre side of the Stephenson House history. Col. Stephenson died in the house on October 10, 1822 and visitors will get a glimpse of the mourning customs practiced by the family almost two hundred years ago.

November 4, 1820 American Girl (Girl Scouts Program), 9a.m.-12p.m. $16 per girl. Limited to a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15. Participating Girl Scout troops earn the ‘Playing the Past’ badge as they experience the life in the 1820s.  Troops must register through Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. Call 800-345-6858 or 618-692-0692. #playingthepast

November 24 & 25, Christmas Candlelight Tours, 6-9 pm (closed during the day), $10 Adult, $5 child (6-12 years), children five years and under admitted free. Experience an 1820s Christmas  during this candlelight event. Historically garbed  docents discuss the rich history of the house as guests take a self-guided tour through the festively adorned rooms. Enjoy a cup of hot wassail, a sweet treat, a story or two, and a warm fire as Stephenson House ushers in the holiday season.Stephenson House will not be open during the day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  #1820christmas#stephensoncandlelight 


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