Special Events


Wine Down to the Weekend

September 19, 26, and October 3, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and patio. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and feature a variety of live entertainment. Free and open to the public. 21 and over in bar area only. Be prepared with ID. We accept cash and cards. Free and open to the public.

Underwriting for musical performances is provided by the Mesker Music Trust, administered by Fifth Third Bank.

September 19:

Sponsored by Philip Hooper, Berkshire Hathaway

Music by Developmental Research

September 26:

Sponsored by Stephanie Morris, F.C. Tucker

Live bluegrass by King’s Highway

October 3:

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Live Jazz by After Hours

September 27 to 29

Evansville Member Wander

Seven Evansville area cultural institutions are partnering to host Evansville Member Wander (EMW) – the community-wide reciprocal event, Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29. EMW provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore all the arts and cultural amenities the community has to offer. Participating organizations will offer special programming throughout the weekend and discounts on new membership purchases.

Visitors who are members of one of these eight area cultural organizations, present their current and valid membership card for free admission at one of the other participating organizations:

Evansville African American Museum
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Evansville Wartime Museum
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Reitz Home Museum
Children’s Museum of Evansville
Wesselman Woods Nature Center & Preserve


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