Feasting on History: Food of the Civil War June 15, 2013; 6 p.m.
$20 per adult; $10 per child (under 10) Using period recipes, this event is a great way to sample unique and food will be offered for the participants to sample. The dinner will focus on foods eating during the Civil War, by both soldiers and those on the home front. During dinner, discuss Civil War-era recipes and food.
Morgan’s Raid July 13, 2013; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$1 per child; donations encouraged Prior to the downtown Raid re-enactment, children can make toy Civil War soldiers in the Capitol for $1. After the Raid, period refreshments will be available for free.
Camp Corydon July 16 – 18, 2013; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$45 per child This annual day camp is for children in grades 3 through 5 who are interested in history. Day camp includes a variety of activities over the course of the three days.
Murder Mystery Aug. 24, 2013; 6 p.m.
$25 per person Take part in this annual event that features unique food and entertainment. This year, will feature an interactive “Murder Mystery” where each guest will get to portray a character and will work with other guests to solve a murder, make ‘money’ and learn and conceal secrets. Guests are encourages to dress along with the theme of the 1920s dinner.
Corydon’s Unsavory Past Oct. 4, 5, 2013; 7:15 p.m. (tours leave every 15 minutes)
$10 per person Volunteers and site staff lead guided walking tours through downtown Corydon sharing stories about its ‘colorful’ past. Guests will visit various locations in downtown Corydon to view vignettes portraying Corydon and Harrison County’s ‘shady’ past. This year’s storylines include a Supreme Court case, a jail break and subsequent hanging, the many past fires of Corydon, illegal stills and a traveling spiritualist. The approximately 1.5-hour walking tour will end with a “wake” in the Governor Hendricks House which, in the past, hosted 22 real wakes.
Real Haunted Happenings Tours and Ghostly Overnight Oct. 26, 2013; 8 and 9:15 p.m. tours
10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. overnight
$15 per adult for tour; $100 per person for tour and overnight inside Governor Hendricks’ house Take a nighttime tour of the “haunted” buildings of Corydon State Capitol State Historic Site and hear some of the bone-chilling true stories of volunteers ‘spooky experiences’ while standing in the exact location. Tours will lead people through the First State Capitol Building, Governor Hendricks’ Headquarters and Wright Interpretive Center. No video cameras allowed on ghost tour.
Those purchasing the overnight ticket will spend the night in the Governor’s House. Participants will have access to second floor of house after the ghost tour. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed on the overnight.
Christmas Open House Dec. 7, 2013; 1 – 4 p.m.
$2 per child; free adult with one paid child Enjoy Christmas crafts and holiday snacks during this festive event.
Indiana’s Birthday Dec. 11, 2013; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Local 4th graders will celebrate Indiana’s birthday with some figures who helped form our state. Celebration concludes with birthday cake.
PATCH PROGRAMS FOR SCOUTS Earn your Historic Preservation Patch at the Indiana State Historic Sites! Grades 3 – 12 Find out how your Scout group or youth organization can learn to love and protect old architectural treasures in our communities. Designed for both older and younger youth, visit one of the participating state historic sites and do the rest of the activities on your own, or request a program be provided for your group at $3 per person.
When the requirements are completed, you may purchase this patch for $3 at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. For information and patch requirements, contact Anne Fairchild at 812.273.4531 or email@example.com.