Upcoming Events:

Reenactor and Costuming Workshop

March 21-22, 2020

$90 for 1 1/2 day workshop

This event is postponed until after the threat of COVID-19.

Edwards Place is privileged to offer a workshop presented by two nationally known reenactors and costumers, Kay Gnagey and Karen Duffy, on March 21-22, 2020. This is a 1 ½ day workshop on Civil War era women’s fashion and comportment. The attendees will receive free entry to a public talk on March 20, free entry to Edwards Place, free entry to the Illinois State Museum, lunch on Saturday, as well as other items. The workshop costs $90 per attendee and will be open to 60 people. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Soldiers Aid Society, Mary Hudgins, and Two Anonymous Sponsors


March 21: 9 AM - 12 PM Morning Session

                  12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Provided by Springfield Art Association

                   1 PM - 5 PM Afternoon Session

March 22: 9 AM - 12 PM Sunday Session

You can buy your ticket by clicking the button below, calling 217-523-2631, or coming in person to 700 North 4th St., Springfield IL.

Need a hotel? Carpenter Street Hotel is now offering a block of rooms for the cost of $84 for workshop participants. Carpenter Street Hotel is a convenient location to reach Edwards Place in a matter of minutes on foot. Continental breakfast is included with your reservation, and historic dress in the lobby is encouraged, should you be so inclined to dress for the workshop. You can reserve a room with Carpenter Street Hotel by calling the hotel at 217-789-9100 or 888-779-9100 and booking under “reenactment conference”. Our block of rooms will be available until 30 days before the workshop.

Whacked at the Edwards Place Hideout

Spring Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

This event is postponed until October.
$50/$45 SAA Members

An important meeting between rival mob bosses and madams is taking place at Edwards Place in the 1920s. During the post-meeting party, a mob boss is killed in grisly fashion! Guests will need to put their detective skills to the test to discover which of the six suspects is the murderer.  

Tickets will include dinner, dessert, wine, and entertainment. The event is 21+ only and tickets must be purchased by April 24 at 5 PM. No refunds can be given after April 23 at 5 PM. More catering information will be available soon. 1920s attire (flappers, gangsters) is encouraged.

Tickets go on sale for SAA members on April 7 at 9 AM and for non-members on April 10 at 9 AM.

This fundraiser directly assists in our mission to preserve and interpret historic Edwards Place. Thank you for your support!

Camp Edwards Place 2020

Member sign-up: March 2; Public sign-up: March 5

Camp Edwards Place is where your child can indulge their love of history at a home that is truly a Springfield treasure. There are a number of camps they can join that all take place in and around this 1833 historic home in the heart of one of our oldest neighborhoods. We have camps for many different age groups.


June 1-5: 6th-8th grade Historical Sewing

June 8-12: 3rd-5th grade Archaeology

June 15-19: 3rd-5th grade Civil War

June 22-26: 6th-8th grade and high school Historical Cooking

June 29-July 3: 6th-8th grade Historical Sewing

July 6-10: 3rd-5th grade Civil War

July 13-17: 6th-8th grade and high school Historical Cooking

July 20-24: 3rd-5th grade Life in the 19th Century

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700 North 4th St, Springfield IL 62702

(217) 523-2631
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