Mansion Events

The historic Jacob Henry Estate transforms an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one

2018 - "Big Band Radio Show"

Wednesday, April 18th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Take a step back in time, as the Victorian Ballroom hosts a "Live" Big Band Radio Show!  Relive the glorious 1930's Swing Era with a "radio broadcast show" by The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, complete with vocalists and radio actors!

2018 - "Vintage Hats & Handbags" Luncheon

Tuesday, April 24th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Join us for another great "Vintage" show by Kay Meyers!  Listen, as she describes hats and handbags from 1860 to the 1970's.  Kay shares some of her extensive hat and handbag collection with us, as well as history and interesting stories for each.  For anyone who loved Kay's other Vintage shows, this is a "must see"!

2018 - "Cinco de Mayo Fiesta"

Wednesday, May 2nd
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us!  Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine as you are serenaded by "Mariachi Ameca" and traditional folk dancers.  Join us for the best Fiesta north of the border, and order a Margarita or "Cervesa Fria" with always, our cash bar is available!

2018 - "Eddie Korosa, Jr. & His Boys From Illinois"

Tuesday, May 8th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Join us for a Polka Party!  Enjoy authentic Polish cuisine and dance to the music of Eddie Korosa, Jr. and his Boys From Illinois!  Celebrating over 50 years of Polka entertainment, Eddie Korosa, Jr. was the 2013 Chicago Music Awards "Lifetime Achievement" Recipient and voted the 2012 Chicago Music Awards "Best Polka Entertainer"!

2018 - "Vintage Fashion Show"

Thursday, May 10th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Date:  Wednesday, September 19th

Enjoy a time capsule of fashion and elegance of so many beautifully preserved "classics' spanning 120+ years!   Learn about the actual people who wore them, including humorous and interesting details, which highlight each garment's individual history.  A perfect combination of history and fashion!

2018 - "Vintage Bridal Fashion Show"

Tuesday, June 5th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Join us for a Vintage Bridal Fashion Show Luncheon, showcasing beautifully preserved wedding, bridesmaid, and mother's dresses from 1870 to 1970.  While exploring the past, you will find that many wedding dresses were memorable and lovely, but not all were the traditional long white gown!

2018 - "Festa Italiana"

Tuesday, June 19th
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Date:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Enjoy delicious Italian-style cuisine as we welcome back "The Tenors 3", a trio of classically trained tenor vocalists!  Their diverse musical program, infused with a touch of comedy, encompasses Opera, Broadway, Operetta, Standards Ethnic Favorites, and much more!

2018 - "Mystery in the Mansion"

Thursday, June 28th
11:30 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Date:  Tuesday, October 30th             

Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!

Limited Seating Available!!

2018 - "Oktoberfest"

Wednesday, October 3rd
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

ADDITIONAL DATE:  Thursday, October 4th

Willkommen zu "Henry Haus"!

Welcome to "Henry Haus"!  Enjoy an authentic German-style luncheon and show featuring "The Johnny Wagner Band", specializing in traditional Bavarian, Austrian, and Slovenian styles of Polka Music, including Yodeling, performances on the Swiss Alphorn (a 15 foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland) and the Austrian Cowbells!

2018 - "Medium at the Mansion"

Tuesday, October 23rd
11:00 AM Lunch Matinee

Additional Dates:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 & Thursday, October 25, 2018

Enjoy a delicious luncheon, prepared for you on our historic estate, and participate in a "Group Reading" by Psychic Medium Michael Gourley, one of the "Top 10 Chicago Psychics".  Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved ones in spirit, and will deliver any messages that come through for our guests - there may even be a message for you!