P.O. Box 127, 212 S. Water St., Crawfordsville Indiana 47933
The Henry S. Lane Antebellum Mansion is a beautiful Greek Revival home that has enjoyed a complete and careful restoration. Henry and his wife Joann built the home in 1845. Lane was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1860, but his most noteworthy accomplishment may be his direct involvement with securing the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for the presidency. Lane later served as a pallbearer at Lincoln's funeral and a lock of Lincoln's hair is on display at the mansion. Over ten rooms full of the Lanes' original furnishings and belongings make this historic home an authentic example of a pre-Civil War dwelling. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Other History nearby:
(Rockville) Billie Creek Village
(Kokomo) City of Firsts Automotive Heritage
(Rockville) Civil War Days
(Fishers) Conner Prairie
(Robinson) Crawford County Historical Museum
(Indianapolis) Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
10/15 Coming to The Crawfordsville area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
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.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
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.