Mar 31st, 2015 4:38pm
One of Southeast Indiana’s greatest cultural attractions opens this week for the 2015 season! Hillforest Victorian House Museum, the gracious Italianate mansion overlooking historic downtown Aurora, officially opens to visitors April 1 and will remain open through the end of December.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Hillforest is one of Aurora’s best-known historic buildings and is renowned for its classic architecture and dignified presence.
Operated by the non-profit Hillforest Historical Foundation, the mansion is a model of Victorian splendor, reflecting the way it might have looked in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century when it was occupied by the Gaffs, a locally prominent family. It is open for tours from 1-5pm every day with the exception of Mondays and major holidays.
The historic mansion, which is decorated in period style and has been featured in the past on HGTV, will host a variety of unique exhibitions and special events throughout the coming year, including "Focus on the Family," a special exhibit in which photographs and personal belongings of the Gaff Family will be displayed.
For more information on visiting Hillforest – including a list of the museum’s 2015 Calendar of Events – contact Hillforest at 812-926-0087, visit www.hillforest.org, or become a fan of the museum on Facebook.
Feb 18th, 2015 4:08pm
Fans of country music superstar Travis Tritt will want to mark their calendars for an upcoming performance at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in downtown Lawrenceburg. The legendary performing artist will take the stage on Saturday, February 28.
A Grammy Award-winner whose multiplatinum albums have consistently topped the charts, Travis Tritt has had a country music career spanning decades. His February 28 show will offer a rare, up-close-and-personal performance in an intimate setting.
For more information on the show, visit the Event Center section of our website or click here to purchase tickets. Need a room for after the show? To make a reservation at the onsite DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrenceburg, call 812-539-8888 or click here.
Jan 30th, 2015 2:56pm
Love cool furniture, great antiques and vintage one-of-a-kind pieces? Check out the Tri-State Winter Market this Sunday in Southeast Indiana. The show, which will feature more than 50 vendors selling a variety of antique and vintage goods, is planned for Feb. 1 at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. To learn more, be sure to “like” the Tri-State Winter Market on Facebook. Then mark your calendar for the Tri-State Antique Market starting in May!
Jan 15th, 2015 7:46pm
In spite of the cold weather, there’s lots to see and do in Southeast Indiana this winter, including downhill skiing at Perfect North Slopes, dining at an historic brewery and enjoying an event at the new Lawrenceburg Event Center.
With that in mind, we recently launched a free giveaway contest on our Dearborn County-Southeast Indiana Facebook page. Known as the Winter Fun Giveaway, the contest features four weeks of great prizes including gift cards, dining, an overnight hotel stay, and more.
This week, we’re giving away an Adult Tubing Gold Card to Perfect North Slopes worth approximately $100. Then for Week 3 we’ll be featuring an “Aurora Nights” Prize Pack, including a $50 gift card to Third and Main Historic Restaurant and $50 Gift Card to Great Crescent Brewery. Finally, our Week 4 winner will enjoy a DoubleTree Hotel Overnight Prize Pack, including overnight accommodations for two at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Lawrenceburg Event Center and a $50 Gift Card to The Levee Bar & Grill.
A new Winter Fun Giveaway Contest begins every Tuesday through Feb. 2. In order to participate, all entrants must be 21 years of age, must have a Facebook account, and must “like” the Dearborn County-Southeast Indiana Facebook page. It’s free to enter, and you can enter each contest once per week.