Hegeler Carus Foundation Newsletter

We continue to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the construction of the Hegeler Carus Mansion with 140 Events!  Let us fill your social calendar this week with music, lectures, classes, tours and FUN!

Spring is finally here!
Local History Lecture:
Churches of the Illinois Valley

Local historians Bill Johnson and Ken Ficek will present 100 years of churches in LaSalle and Peru, starting with the early years of the founding of the cities in 1835 and continuing through 1936. The presentation will discuss the organizations, their buildings, and interesting information discovered during their research.

Join us at 7 pm on Friday the 9th of May.


Click here to reserve tickets! 

Mother Daughter Tea with Camilla and Mary

Join us for tea and cookies at the Hegeler Carus Mansion! 


Camilla Hegeler and her daughter Mary Hegeler Carus invite you to join them at the Mansion for tea on Saturday, 10 May at 10:30 am. 


Learn about life at the Mansion in the 1890's.


Lunch and Learn:
The Secret Language of Victorian Manners

Learn the language of fans, handkerchiefs, and flowers!


To get around the oppressive etiquette of Victorian society, secret codes or languages were created. Using simple objects, feelings could be safely expressed in public without the use of words.


Join us for Lunch and Learn all about it!

Reservations Required. Please click here.

We are open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Hope to see you soon!

Kelly Klobucher
Hegeler Carus Foundation
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Pride and Prejudice Tour
Pride and Prejudice Tour

Pride and Prejudice: In Want of a Wife

Mr. Bingley, a wealthy, sociable young bachelor, is moving into the neighborhood. Mrs. Bennet is frantically positioning to make certain that he is her son in law. Mr. Darcy is reluctantly falling for a woman beneath his class. The story unravels via gossip while you are guided through the Mansion, meeting Austen's beloved characters along the way.


May 23 Performances 


May 24 Performances 



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