Special Events

May 4th – Annual Derby Party



Starts at 1:00 PM

Join us in our private tent at Ellis Park for live simulcasting, a buffet luncheon, cash bar, ladies’ hat contest, gentlemen’s sock contest, silent and live auctions, games and prizes.
Derby Attire
Call us to make a reservation: 812.426.1871
$125 per person
$100 per person for Reitz Home Members

May 9th – Wine Down to the Weekend (5:00PM)

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.

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

May 13th 6:30PM – 8:00 PM

2019 Amy W. MacDonell – Randall T. Shepard Historic Preservation Lecture

Presented by Preservation Alliance of Evansville

James Russiello: Preservation through Transformation: the Adaptive Reuse of Redundant Religious Structures

This lecture examines the problems affecting historic church buildings and other religious structures and examines sympathetic adaptive reuses for redundant religious structures appropriate to their architectural and community significance. The history of continued use and adaptive reuse of redundant religious properties will be examined through the spectrum of redundancies, levels of support, and approaches to reuse present in the United States and abroad.

May 16th – Wine Down to the Weekend (5:00PM)

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.

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

May 19th 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Annual Free Admission day

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, visit on Sunday, May 19 to tour the museum… free of charge!

May 23rd – Wine Down to the Weekend (5:00PM)

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.

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