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March 2023

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

Celebrate Arbor Day Display at Arbor Lodge

April 14 - April 30

Learn about the history and home of Arbor Day at the place where it all began! Dive into the history of this special event and see how its impact has grown since its founding in 1872. Discover how the Morton family celebrated each year through family journal entries.

May 2023

Feathered Friends at Arbor Lodge

May 2 - May 11

Did you know that Bird Day was once a holiday celebrated along with Arbor Day? Bird Day was designed as a special celebration for school children to learn more about birds as part of their nature study. While serving as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, J. Sterling Morton helped promote the two observances together.

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.

June 2023

History of Games at Arbor Lodge

June 2 - June 25

In celebration of International Tabletop Game Day (June 3), Arbor Lodge will host fun and games for the whole family. Various historic games will be set up throughout the mansion for you to enjoy. Learn the history behind such games as Mansion of Happiness, Checkers, Dominos, Fox and Geese, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tiddlywinks, and many more.

Celebrate Dads at Arbor Lodge

June 3 - June 25

Your dad will appreciate the special Father’s Day exhibit at Arbor Lodge Mansion! View historic photographs of Morton family fathers and sons. Plus see a special display featuring Joy Morton’s sword collection, many of which were purchased during his world travels. These unique, old-world treasures reveal detailed craftsmanship. Cane and razor collections will also be on display.

July 2023

Dolls, Dolls, Dolls at Arbor Lodge

July 25 - August 27

It seems everyone — including men and women and children of all ages — have special memories about childhood dolls and action figures. But, what is the history of this beloved toy? Arbor Lodge will enlighten you while hosting a special display of doll collections throughout the home.

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