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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

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.

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.

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.

It’s Arbor Day!

April 28

Celebrate the tree planter’s holiday right here where it all began at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. The fun begins on Arbor Day, April 28, with FREE ADMISSION to Arbor Lodge Mansion.

May 2023

Mystery at the Mansion – Sin City

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It has been a year since the Paramount Casino at Arbor Lodge Mansion has been under the ownership of Bobby Flynn, and he’s throwing a party to remember. Invited guests include high rollers, politicians, a showgirl, casino dealers and staff, cocktail waitresses, and Elvis himself! Stakes are high, and there is no limit to what can happen. Whose secrets will be exposed? Who will be the victim of murder? Be prepared for a sinister evening in a city known for its secrets and scandals.

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.

Mystery at the Mansion – Murder at Deadwood Saloon – Family Event

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 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.

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