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2019 Events

January 22

Annual Meeting

7 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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January 22

Annual Meeting

This meeting is open to all members of the Friends of the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House and current board members. 

7 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

February 23

SOLD OUT! Bobbin Lace Workshop

9 am - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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February 23

SOLD OUT! Bobbin Lace Workshop

Learn the basics of creating beautiful bobbin lace during this one day workshop. Instructor, Mark Myers teaches participants century's old techniques using traditional materials. All equipment will be provided for use during the class and may be purchased separately for students wishing to continue with the art. Kits will be available for purchase after the workshop for $50. The workshop is from 9 am-4 pm with a one-hour lunch from 12-1 pm. Workshop fee is $75 per student (does not include kit). Space is limited to six students. Preregistration is required and may be completed here or by calling 618-692-1818.

9 am - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

April 14

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

2 pm - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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April 14

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The House will conduct three Easter egg hunts. The first round will be at 2:00, the second will be at 3:00, and a third round will be held at 3:45 for any child who found 5 or less eggs in the first two egg hunts.  One egg in each round will contain a special prize for the child who finds it. Families can enjoy a free egg dying demonstration from herbs and vegetables found in the 1820s. Additionally, we will have face painting for any child, and Texas Roadhouse will be on site to play games. Before the event from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, House tours will be discounted as: $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under are free. For more information about the Easter Egg Hunt or House Tours please call, 618-692-1818

2 pm - 4 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

April 27

Trivia Through the Decades

7 pm - 10 pm

Moose Lodge , 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL

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April 27

Trivia Through the Decades

This event is a fun night where teams compete to answer trivia questions in a wide range of categories spanning the 1920s through present day. Teams are encouraged (but not required) to come dressed in costume from their favorite decade or join the event volunteers in the 1920s. The event theme this year is a 1920s Speakeasy.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. $200/8 person table or $25 per person. Call 618-692-1818 to reserve a table. Teams can also pay for their table online here.  FOR MORE INFORMATION

7 pm - 10 pm

Moose Lodge , 7371 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL

June 12-14

Digging in the Dirt Summer Camp

9 am - 2 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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June 12-14

Digging in the Dirt Summer Camp

Learn about life of an archeologist and participate in an archeological dig. Students will excavate in grid units and stratigraphic levels, measure and record artifacts, accessioning techniques then analyze the excavation with a written report. Open to children grades 3-5. $85 (due at registration). Preregistration required. Limited to 12 students. Participants should bring a sack lunch. A midmorning snack and drinks provided.  Call 618-692-1818 to register a camper or download our registration from here.... Register

9 am - 2 pm

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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