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This unique structure was built in 1860 as a private residence for Judge Abner Pratt upon his return from the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands where he served as U.S. Consul. The house is said to resemble the Executive Mansion he occupied while serving in Honolulu from 1857-59. A wonderful blend of Italianate, Gothic Revival and Polynesian influence, the Honolulu House is built of Marshall sandstone and faced with vertical board and battens. In 1962, the Marshall Historical Society successfully raised the funds needed to purchase it. The Honolulu House is now the home of the Marshall Historical Society and restoration work is continuous. The wall and ceiling paintings, carpets and furniture have all been carefully researched to recreate its 1880's splendor. It is maintained by the society as a historical museum and is open to the public from May to October.
Other History nearby:
(Augusta) Fort Custer National Cemetery
(Augusta) Fort Custter
(Hastings) Historic Charlton Park Village & Museum
(Marshall) Honolulu House
(Kalamazoo) Kalamazoo Valley Museum
(Scituate) Mann Farmhouse/Historical Museum
02/19 Coming to The Marshall area
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.
New Haven Canal Days Festival New Haven IN June4-8 The NHCD Festival Committee, which consists of a team of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, civic organizations, businesses, churches, and residents, have been working hard all year long to bring quality events to our community that will entertain the entire family.
Willkommen zum Germanfest Fort Wayne IN June2-9 Festival events located throughout Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana.
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival Wakarusa IN June7-9 This is also a free event, and a free-will offering will also help support this event.