Calendar of Events

Author Talk: Edward Achorn, with Special Guest Dr. Marcia Young

Oct. 25, 2023   All Day
The David Davis Mansion, 19 Knollcrest Court, Normal, Bloomington, IL 61701

Join us at the mansion for an evening with Edward Achorn, author of The Lincoln Miracle, the vivid, behind-the-scenes story of perhaps the most consequential political moment in American history—Abraham Lincoln’s history-changing nomination to lead the Republican Party in the 1860 presidential…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

Oct. 28, 2023   8:30am - 10:30am
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Have you ever wondered, "What's up that staircase?" or "What do they keep behind those STAFF ONLY doors?" Have you always wanted to explore the attic or the basement of the David Davis Mansion? Would you really like to know how something specific works inside the mansion? Do…

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Mystery at the Mansion

Nov. 4, 2023   7:00pm - 8:30pm
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Due to its overwhelming popularity, this event is back for a SECOND YEAR with an ALL-NEW MYSTERY!   Calling all flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers!   Join us at the David Davis Mansion on Saturday, November 4th for a night of cocktails and hors d’ouvres, a bit of ragtime and jazz,…

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Mystery at the Mansion

Nov. 4, 2023   8:30pm - 10:00pm
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Due to its overwhelming popularity, this event is back for a SECOND YEAR with an ALL-NEW MYSTERY!   Calling all flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers!   Join us at the David Davis Mansion on Saturday, November 4th for a night of cocktails and hors d’ouvres, a bit of ragtime and jazz,…

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Christmas Open House: Clover Lawn Gift Shop

Nov. 11, 2023   9:00am - 3:00pm
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701

Be the first to see the Clover Lawn Gift Shop at the David Davis Mansion all decorated for the holidays, gleaming with sparkling lights, and bursting with Christmas merchandise and great presents for your friends and family!   Enjoy special discounts throughout the store and some delicious refreshments!…

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Christmas Barn Sale

Nov. 11, 2023   9:00am - 3:00pm
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701

Back by popular demand!   Enjoy an opportunity to purchase gently used and vintage Christmas decorations, and a few treasures from the David Davis Mansion which are being retired from our holiday collection!   Did you attend this event in 2021? This time around, there is TWICE the amount of…

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New Volunteer Informational Meeting

Nov. 18, 2023   9:00am - 10:00am
The David Davis Mansion, 19 Knollcrest Court, Normal, Bloomington, IL 61701

If you enjoy history and talking to others, consider volunteering at the David Davis Mansion as a tour guide! We’ll provide all the training!   Many of our volunteer tour guides have been with us for several years and really enjoy giving tours! They meet people of all ages from our community,…

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Christmas Pie Fundraiser

Dec. 1, 2023 - Dec. 12, 2023   All Day
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Our 2nd Annual Christmas Pie Fundraiser, featuring incredibly delicious pies from our friends at Busy Corner in Goodfield, begins on December 1!   There are 9 different options to choose from: Caramel Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pumpkin, Toll House, Banana, Coconut, French Silk, and Peanut Butter…

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Holiday Program for Children

Dec. 2, 2023   9:30am - 11:30am
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Come discover what Christmas was like in the 1800's by taking a special tour of the David Davis Mansion while it's decorated for the holidays! Then, enjoy a reading of The Night Before Christmas, a festive snack, and an art project!   This program occurs twice on December 2: 9:30am…

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Holiday Program for Children

Dec. 2, 2023   1:30pm - 3:30pm
The David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Come discover what Christmas was like in the 1800's by taking a special tour of the David Davis Mansion while it's decorated for the holidays! Then, enjoy a reading of The Night Before Christmas, a festive snack, and an art project!   This program occurs twice on December 2: 9:30am…

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Christmas at the Mansions

Dec. 9, 2023   2:00pm - 7:00pm
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701

Experience a special self-guided tour of the David Davis Mansion and Ewing Manor, decorated in period Christmas finery! Take in the architecture, the historic holiday postcard settings, and hosts dressed in period costumes as you walk back in time to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Music and other…

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A Gilded Age Christmas...with Santa!

Dec. 15, 2023   5:00pm - 7:00pm
David Davis, 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701

Friday, December 15 AND Saturday, December 16 5-7 pm   Join us for a fun family event!   Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the mansion at night and view each room, decked out with beautiful holiday decorations, while costumed guides walk the halls. Can you find the green glass…

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A Gilded Age Christmas...with Santa!

Dec. 16, 2023   5:00pm - 7:00pm
David Davis, 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701

Friday, December 15 AND Saturday, December 16 5-7 pm   Join us for a fun family event!   Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the mansion at night and view each room, decked out with beautiful holiday decorations, while costumed guides walk the halls. Can you find the green glass…

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