Upcoming Events:

Annual Tour Guide Training

January 25, 2020, 10 AM - 12 PM


Have you ever wanted to volunteer at historic Edwards Place, but weren’t quite sure how to get started? Or have you volunteered before but want a refresher after our restoration of the home?

This training is from 10am-12pm for new tour guides, and will cover the basics of Edwards Place for those wishing to help with our events and programs. Special events tour guides will be asked to help with programs such as the summer “History Comes Alive” programs, Victorian teas, and other events. Regular tour guides will be asked to commit to a schedule of at least once per month.

Please RSVP by January 24 at 5pm with our curator Sarah at 217-523-2631 or collections@springfieldart.org.

Valentine's Day Cooking Class

February 14, 2020 6 PM


Come to an intimate cooking class with local chef Denise Perry of Copper Pot Cooking Studio. Denise will be teaching a cooking class for 6 couples on Valentine's night in Edwards Place. The meal will be created from 19th century recipes adapted to the modern kitchen. Guests will cook the meal and dine in the Edwards Place dining room. Space is limited, so reserve your place now!


Fried Oysters

Broiled Quail with Johnny Cakes and Chow Chow

Lemon Cake with Almond Custard

Tickets are $120/couple ($60/person) and space is limited to 12 guests.

Reenactor and Costuming Workshop

March 21-22, 2020

$90 for 1 1/2 day workshop

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.

Springfield Art Association logo. A palette with "SAA" designed into it with he words "visual art center" below.

700 North 4th St, Springfield IL 62702

(217) 523-2631
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Lemonade with Lincoln

Man in white suit seated in front of Edwards Place.