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2019 Upcoming Events

October 3-31, 2019

Mourning Col. Stephenson

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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October 3-31, 2019

Mourning Col. Stephenson

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. 



409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

October 27, 2019

A Gothic Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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October 27, 2019

A Gothic Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

 Back by popular demand, Anne Williams returns to perform a selection of dramatic readings of Poe’s famous poems and short stories.  Step into our mourning draped parlor as the macabre scene is set for an evening of spine-tingling chills complete with coffin, candlelight and a widow dressed in black. Please Note: This event is for persons 17 years or older. Seating is limited for this program and tickets must be purchased in advance. Three performances are available for this popular program 4-5:30 pm, 6-7:30 pm, and 8-9:30 pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online by selecting the preferred performance time above or by calling the historic site at 618-692-1818.     THERE ARE NO HARD COPY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT. PRESENT YOUR PAID RECEIPT AT THE EVENT DURING CHECK-IN. 

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

November 16, 2019

STIR-UP SATURDAY: A Holiday Foods Program

12 pm - 3 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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November 16, 2019

STIR-UP SATURDAY: A Holiday Foods Program

 

The official Stir-Up Sunday is November 24 but we’re starting early. Learn about the tradition of Stir-Up Sunday, a Victorian family event on the Sunday before the Advent season begins. Families would gather in the kitchen and put together the Christmas Pudding, to be ready for Christmas Day. Participants will stir up a pudding they will take home to bake. 

Participants will also make traditional mince pie filling, based on 18th century recipes. Filled with chopped apples, raisins, and spices, this delicious pie will introduce you to the flavors of the past.  Each participant will take home their own mince pie filling to bake for Christmas or holiday feasts.

This program will take place in the Stephenson House’s 1820 kitchen. Samples of Christmas Pudding and Mince Pie will be eaten during class. All supplies will be provided.

$40 per person - Reservations are required. Tickets are available in our online store here

Limited to 10 individuals, ages 8 and up. All participating children must be accompanied by a participating adult.


THERE ARE NO HARD COPY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT. PRESENT YOUR PAID RECEIPT AT THE EVENT DURING CHECK-IN.

12 pm - 3 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

November 29 & 30, 2019

Christmas Candlelight Tours

6 pm - 9 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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November 29 & 30, 2019

Christmas Candlelight Tours

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. 

6 pm - 9 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

December 7, 2019

A Spirited Holiday Past

10 am - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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December 7, 2019

A Spirited Holiday Past

Over thirty historic sites, museums, and privately-owned homes in the St. Louis region are joining together to present a splendid grand tour. Experience an 1820s Christmas at the Stephenson House. The site will be decorated for the holiday season and offering tours of the home. Historically garbed docents  discuss our rich history with visitors. 

10 am - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville

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