Welcome To Mrs. Edwards' Armoire
Mrs. Edwards' Armoire is a new gift shop at Edwards Place started in late 2018. We do not have an online shop set up, but you can contact the Curator of Collections and Interpretation, Sarah Adams, if you would like to order an item by mail. Standard shipping prices will be added to the price of the item.
Mrs. Edwards' Armoire is open during all Edwards Place tours and events and upon request. Come visit us to take home one of our SAA produced items, books by local authors, or handmade craft made by local artists.
Some of our regularly stocked items:
Historic Houses of Lincoln's Illinois by Erika Holst
This richly illustrated compendium of twenty-two historic buildings in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area includes houses, a hotel, and an art center, all of which are open to the public. Each site links today’s visitors with a place Lincoln lived, a home of a Lincoln friend or colleague, or a spot that illuminates Lincoln’s era and legacy in central Illinois. Along with dozens of modern and historical photographs, entries contain explorations of historical connections to Lincoln and detailed information about exceptional features and artifacts. Complete with maps, this showcase of Illinois heritage is a handy guide for day trips, extended tours, or armchair adventures.
As Lincoln Heard It CD
As Lincoln Heard It is a live recording of a piano concert held at Edwards Place. The piano played at this concert is one that Abraham Lincoln knew well: it belonged to Mary Lincoln’s sister Elizabeth, and it entertained Lincoln on many an occasion—including, according to tradition, the night of the Lincolns’ wedding. The music on this album represents a selection of songs that Lincoln new and loved. The music is performed in the same way Lincoln heard it: in the parlor of friends’ houses with commentary in between from the host and guests.
Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure by Erika Holst
To celebrate the restoration of Edwards Place’s first floor in 2015, the Springfield Art Association produced Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure. This richly-illustrated, 150-page, full-color hardcover volume chronicles the story of Edwards Place, the people who lived within its walls, and the labor of love that restored it to its original grandeur.
The SAA is grateful to Ash Street Upholstery, Evans Construction, Exciting Windows by Susan Day, Fritsch Custom Finishes, Gfroerer Rug Company, Gonet Designs Corporation, the Jeffris Family Foundation, and Mansfield Electric Company for making this book possible.