May
  20Spring Blooms Tea Time at Hillforest
1:00 p.m. Celebrate the return of spring and array of colorful blossoms at Hillforest's Spring Blooms Tea. Enjoy an elegant floral themed three-course tea served in the parlor. Included is a tour of Hillforest and featured exhibit "Bags, Bonnets, & Baubles." Pre-paid reservations required. Cost: Members $28, Non-members $30.   more info
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June
  12 - 13Hoosier Time Travelers Camp
(2-day camp)9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Explore Hillforest and the Harris Pioneer Cabin at "Hoosier Time Travelers" camp. Campers will be challenged to "race" through history to find answers to clues, do chores of the past, and more all while hiking through Historic Aurora. Time Travelers will learn about historic architecture and crafts from 1800's through the early 1900's. So, travel back in time as pioneer Hoosiers and explore their life & times in early Indiana. Ages 6&up Cost: $25 per child
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July
  1A Taste of Germany Benefit
6:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m. Celebrate all things German with an evening of fun on the lawn of Veraestau. Guests will experience tastes of Germany through a full buffet dinner, live music, wines & beer,and much more. Come for the party...stay for the show as the evening will end with a \"BANG\" with the viewing of Aurora\'s Fourth of July fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. from the greatest vantage point in all Aurora. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest Members $45.00, Non-members $50.00. Hillforest thanks Indiana Landmarks Foundation for hosting this event at Veraestau ato benefit Hillforest Museum.   more info
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  17 - 20“The American Girl” Day Camps for Girls
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Girls ages (5-14) will have a great time learning of the history of the “American Girl” doll series, making a fun craft for themselves and their doll, and participating in a little lady tea. Dolls (any doll)are invited to attend. Cost: $30.00 per child. Reservations required. Camps are one day. Please specify which day you would like to reserve. Advanced payment required.   more info
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August
  18An Evening of Design & Wine
Gather you friends and co-workers to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in the Hillforest courtyard to Design & Wine. Paint a your wine glass under the direction of a skilled art instructor. The event includes wine, a summer cocktail, and appetizers. Cost:Members $28, Non-members $20. Reservations required. Thie event is sponsored by The Framery, Lawrenceburg, IN.
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September
  16\"Color Me\" Zen Tea
Learn of the calming and relaxation affect of Zentangle. Guests will color/design a notecard and bookmark. Tea&pastry bar and tour included. Cost: Members $40, Non-members $22. Reservations required.
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October
  14Lingering Spirits Paranormal Investigation
8:00-12:00 midnight Be a ghost hunter for an evening and participate in a parnormal investigation of Hillforest with members of Proof Paranormal. Seek the answer to "who lingers at the mansion?" Cost: $50, Members: $40
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  21Lingering Spirits Paranormal Investigation
8:00-12:00 midnight Be a ghost hunter for an evening and participate in a parnormal investigation of Hillforest with members of Proof Paranormal. Seek the answer to "who lingers at the mansion?" Cost: $50, Members: $40
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  26Aurora Ghost Walk
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. SPONSORED BY AURORA MAIN STREET Tour the streets of Aurora after dark with historian Jim Waldon and learn of the unseen inhabitants of the town. The tour includes a low-light tour of Hillforest and refreshments. Call 812-926-1100 for reservations. Cost $10.00
  27 - 28Hillforest Mystery Dinner Theater
6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of mystery and intrigue as Rivertown Players presents an original presentation of "The Thunderstorm" at Hillforest. A three-course dinner is included in the price of the event. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest members $40.00, non-members $45.00.   more info
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November
  18A Teddy Bear Tea
11:00 a.m. Kids and parents will enjoy a fun-filled tea featuring teddy bear treats, touring Hillforest decorated for the Christmas, and creating a take home teddy bear ornament. Teddy bears are invited to attend. Cost $15 per person. Reservations limited!
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  21 - Dec 30“A Victorian Christmas”
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Experience Christmas past and visit beautiful Hillforest decorated for the holidays. Regular admission charged. Last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.   more info

December
  3Home for the Holidays Historic Tour
Come home to Aurora and tour both premier historic homes Hillforest and Veraestau decked out in holiday cheer for a one-time event. Costumed docents, holiday refreshments, and periodic entertainment will be featured. Take advantage of this rare treat to experience Christmas past at both historic sites. Tickets prices and more information TBA.
  5Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $28.00, Non-members $30.00
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  7Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $28.00, Non-members $30.00
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  9Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $28.00, Non-members $30.00
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