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February 2023

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

February 4 - February 26

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

Valentine’s Tea at Arbor Lodge

February 11

Enjoy an assortment of teas and dainty brunch and dessert selections, along with musical entertainment and a brief history of Valentine’s Day greetings. In addition to the tea, participants can explore the mansion and view the special “Celebrate Love” exhibit, featuring displays of Morton Family weddings and vintage Valentine card collections.

Souper Bowl Luncheon

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Souper Bowl!!
The Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting is hosting their annual Souper Bowl Luncheon on Sunday, February 12th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Nebraska City Fire Station at 1409 Central Ave.

March 2023

Mystery at the Mansion – Murder Among Mateys

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

After a voyage filled with pillaging and plundering, the Jaded Jewel – Arbor Lodge Mansion turned pirate ship – is docked in a cove near Port Royal. The ship is captained by the dreaded Redbeard. As the pirates head into town to celebrate their homecoming and spend their gold, a night of turmoil and trouble is sure to transpire. As the night quickly steers out of control, one guest meets a tragic demise. Is the culprit the profiteering pirate organizing a mutiny? Or, the saucy sea mistress? Could the perpetrator be the swashbuckling swordsman desperate to win the love of the governor’s daughter? Be among those who help get the guilty person to the gallows or walking the plank!

Mystery at the Mansion – Murder at Deadwood Saloon

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of murder and mayhem in the Wild West as Arbor Lodge Mansion transforms into the Deadwood Saloon. It’s an old-fashioned whodunnit in a magnificent setting! Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends.

Celebrate Quilts Month

March 18 - March 26

To celebrate National Quilting Day, Arbor Lodge Mansion will host a special exhibit featuring quilts from the Arbor Lodge collection all month long!

April 2023

Easter Traditions at Arbor Lodge Mansion

April 1 - April 9

Discover the history of Easter traditions, enjoy fresh blooms, learn about spring planting on the Morton Farm, view a vintage Easter postcard display, and participate in an indoor egg hunt!

Mystery at the Mansion – Cruising for Murder

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of murder and mayhem as Arbor Lodge Mansion transforms into a historic cruise ship. It’s an arousing adventure filled with peculiar passengers and conspiring crewmembers! After a luxurious week at sea, all those onboard the Mystery of the Seas are ready for a night of romance and intrigue at the Captain’s Cocktail Reception. Guests include passengers, crew members, entertainers, and contestants for the Miss Ambassadress Pageant. Adrift on the ocean, there is no better place to escape your troubles…or for a murderer to strike! Trapped at sea, no one is safe and everyone is a suspect.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration

April 28 - April 30

Celebrate the tree planter’s holiday right here where it all began at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City! All across this 260-acre campus, opportunities abound to play, learn, taste, and shop, all in celebration of trees.

May 2023

Celebrating Women at Arbor Lodge

May 6 - May 21

Join us during the month of May as we celebrate women and mothers everywhere and give a special nod to the Women of Arbor Lodge. This temporary exhibit includes historic photographs and biographies of the Morton women, as well as needlework linens and other handmade items that showcase the skills women used to beautify their homes over the years.

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