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Mar 27th, 2012 12:34am
Hillforest Victorian House Museum will begin its 2012 season next week, when it re-opens its doors to the public on April 1. Located in downtown Aurora, the 157-year-old Italianate-style mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is open for tours from 1-5pm every day with the exception of Mondays and major holidays.
Famous for its steamboat-style architecture, Hillforest is a graceful reminder of days gone by
Operated by the non-profit Hillforest Historical Foundation, the mansion has been restored to 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.
The historic mansion, which is decorated in a period style that reflects its elegant architecture, will host a variety of unique exhibitions and special events throughout the year, including a special “Quilts of Yesteryear Exhibit” that features the museum's collection of antique quilts beginning April 1. Other April events include Hillforest’s Mystery Dinners – two mystery dinner theater performances scheduled for April 27 and 28. For more information or a complete listing of Hillforest’s 2012 calendar, contact the museum at 812-926-0087, find Hillforest on Facebook, or visit Hillforest’s online Calendar of Events.
Want to get a sneak peek at the museum before you go? Click on the video link here to check out Hillforest in all its splendor!
Mar 12th, 2012 4:21pm
Warmer weather and sunnier skies are a sure sign that spring is getting closer! Can’t wait to hit the links? Grab your clubs and head for Southeast Indiana, where our area golf courses are counting down the days until spring. Popular with golfers throughout the region, Dearborn County is home to four public courses, including Country View Golf Course, Dearborn Country Club, Grand Oak Golf Club, and Sugar Ridge Golf Club. All are fun, challenging courses you’ll enjoy playing no matter what your skill level or ability.
For more information on golfing in Southeast Indiana, including a complete list of area courses, click here or contact the Dearborn County Visitors Center at 800-322-8198. Then, be sure to mark your calendar for our 2012 Tour for the Cure® Golf Day, scheduled for Fri., June 15 at Grand Oak Golf Club.