Special Events

 

March Events

 
Nooks and Crannies Tour
Date:
Mar 26, 2016
Description:

Limited space is available for a special tour of the Reitz Home's "Nooks and Crannies." Visit for small, guided excursions into the nooks & crannies normally not seen on tours of our 1871 French Second Empire mansion. The tour will include the brick cellar rooms, closets, and third floor, as well as an overview of current restoration projects. Regular Museum admission applies. No small children. Reservations required. Tour times are 11:00 or 12:00 noon. Call Matt Rowe to make a reservation. 812.426.1871

 

April Events

 
Girl Scout Merit Badge Program: Playing in the Past
Date:
Apr 16, 2016
Description:

Girl Scouts will learn what life was like for girls in Victorian Evansville, with a special tour emphasizing social customs and ettiquette, before making their own fans and calling cards. Girl Scout Juniors who attend this program will earn the Playing in the Past Skill Building Badge.

Presented at 10 a.m. or 12 noon.

$8.00 per Girl Scout. No charge for accompanying adults.

To make reservations call 812.426.1871 or email [email protected] by Friday, April 8. Space is limited.


 
Annual Free Admission Day
Date:
Apr 17, 2016
Description:

Free admission during regular Museum hours today only in observance of Historic Preservation Month in the City of Evansville. 

 

May Events

 
Annual Derby Party
Date:
May 07, 2016
Time:
2:30 pm
Admission Charge:
Yes
Location:
Ellis Park Racecourse, Henderson, KY
Description:

Our private tent at Ellis Park sits on a premier location next to the track, providing an exclusive view of the turf. We offer a smoke-free experience and luxury private restrooms for our guests, as well as our own designated parking area adjacent to our tent.

Cash Bar

Live Wagering

Buffet Luncheon

Ladies' Hat Contest

Men's Crazy Sock Contest

Silent and Live Auctions

Derby Attire Requested

$125 for non-members

$100 for Reitz Home members

Denise Johnson and Karen LeMond, Co-Chairs

Call 812-426-1871 to make arrangements by April 29.


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
May 12, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 and feature a variety of live entertainment.  No admission or reservation required.  

 


 
Owen Block Restoration with Mike Martin, Architectural Renovators
Date:
May 18, 2016
Time:
6:00 p.m.
Location:
Reitz Carriage House
Description:

Mike Martin of Architectural Renovators will present an overview of the restoration process of our close neighbor, the Owen Block. In the past year, after much controversy, the Owen Block has been transformed from a crumbling, but significant, historic structure to upscale apartments that will be ready to rent in 2016. Martin will project photos to illustrate the process and invite guests to follow him across the street for a walk around the exterior of the building. This program is free and open to the public. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
May 19, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house.  We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required.  


 
Reitz High School Feel the History QR Code Walking Tour Launch
Date:
May 21, 2016
Description:

Details TBA. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
May 26, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required.

June Events

 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Jun 02, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house.  We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment.  No admission or reservation required.      


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Jun 09, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house.  We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment.  No admission or reservation required.       


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Jun 16, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house.  We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment.  No admission or reservation required. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Jun 23, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house.  We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 and feature a variety of live entertainment.  No admission or reservation required.   


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Jun 30, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda, and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

August Events

 
Annual Mystery Event
Date:
Aug 13, 2016
Description:

Our Annual Mystery Event! Written and directed by Kelley Coures. Based on actual events from the 1924 murder of Ruby Mauzey in Evansville, Indiana. 

In the midst of her scandalous divorce, young Ruby Mauzey was brutally stabbed to death while on an outing with another man. While unable to verbally communicate the identity of her killer, those surrounding her in her final moments were left without a clear answer. Between a retracted confession, the press's condemning of Ruby's lurid behavior, and the surfacing of new evidence over twenty years later, only you can determine who the murderer is!

Mystery Tours begin at 6:00. The final tour of the evening will begin at 8:00.

Admission: 
$50 for Reitz Home Members
$60 for Non-Members

Includes performance in the mansion followed by cast party in our carriage house, buffet, and live jazz with After Hours. Wine and beer cash bar. 

For reservations call 812.426.1871

September Events

 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Sep 01, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Sep 08, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Sep 15, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Sep 22, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Sep 29, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

October Events

 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Oct 06, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Oct 13, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 


 
Wine Down to the Weekend
Date:
Oct 20, 2016
Description:

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of our garden, veranda and carriage house. We serve from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and feature a variety of live entertainment. No admission or reservation required. 

December Events

 
Candlelight Tour
Date:
Dec 10, 2016
Time:
5:00
End Time:
8:00
Admission Charge:
Regular Museum Admission. Free for members.
Description:

Visit for a special evening in the mansion glowing with stained glass windows, Tiffany lamps, and Christmas lights. Santa will arrive  in a horse-drawn carriage at 6:00 to pose for photos and finalize Christmas lists.