Events

Ladies Tea Party

Saturday, June 1, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Museum Lounge and grounds

Spend an afternoon enjoying a Victorian Ladies Tea at the Madison County Historical Complex Lounge! Gather all your ladies of any age to enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets, lawn games, sidewalk chalk and bubbles, photo opportunities, and a tour of the 2024 museum exhibits and historic Bevington Mansion.

$15 per person. Pre-registration required: click here.

Monthly Hill O’ Beans Coffee Social

June 11, 9:00 am
Museum Lounge

Join us each month on the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. for a short presentation on a historic topic and to share your insights. This event is free and open to the public.

This month’s topic will be one of the buildings on the grounds with a very long history. Please attend to hear Jared McDonald tell us its stories from the past.

Flat Charlie is Lost… Again!

June, July, and August
Where? That’s for you to find out!

Once again this summer we want to engage kids in finding Flat Charlie, a 12-inch flat replica of Charles Bevington who owned the 1856 Bevington Mansion on the Historical Complex grounds. Each week beginning Monday, June 3, and until school starts in August, Charley will be hidden in a new spot. Clues will be posted on Facebook throughout each week as to where he can be found. Winners return him to the Complex and pick up their prize.

Winterset Community Band Concerts

Weekly, May 30 to July 11 (no concert on July 4th)
Bevington Mansion backyard

The Community Band will begin their weekly concert series on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm on the south side of the Bevington Mansion. Each Thursday at 6:00 pm a local non-profit will serve a light supper for a small fee or free-will donation. Please come out early and enjoy a meal, the Complex grounds, and some great music under the shade trees.

Museum Season in Full Swing

The Museum, Bevington Mansion, and other historic buildings await your arrival. We look forward to you joining us to browse the museum, take a guided tour through the Bevington Mansion, and visit our other 12 authentic, historic buildings. Plus you may spy a few chickens, peacocks, guineas, ducks, and cats!

Members receive free unlimited visits for themselves and two guests. Please consider a visit when you have family or a family reunion in town to show them a slice of Madison County history. Group rates are available.