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2019 Events

August 31, 2019

Wizarding 5K/1 Mile Walk

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Edwardsville Township Park, 6368 Center Grove Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

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August 31, 2019

Wizarding 5K/1 Mile Walk

Wizard theme 5K and 1 mile walk. Registration is OPEN NOW and ends on July 31, 2019. For more information, click on the link

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Edwardsville Township Park, 6368 Center Grove Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

September 21, 2019

A Chautauqua with Mark Twain & Friends

3 pm - 7 pm

Edwardsville City Park 101 S Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL 62025

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September 21, 2019

A Chautauqua with Mark Twain & Friends

A Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, showmen, preachers, and specialists of the day.

3 pm - 7 pm

Edwardsville City Park 101 S Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL 62025

September 29, 2019

50/50 Antique & Collectibles Auction

9 am

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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September 29, 2019

50/50 Antique & Collectibles Auction

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.  The site will be closed and tours will not be available during this event. 

9 am

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

October 3-31, 2019

Mourning Col. Stephenson

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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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, IL

October 27, 2019

A Gothic Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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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.  

409 S. Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL

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