Join us as we uncover the frightful stories of Springfield’s past on this evening stroll through Greenmount Cemetery. Hear the tale of Thomas Kizer’s mysterious death, the legend of Stephen Bell’s glass top casket, and the chilling story of the Graveyard Ghost. The evening starts with a cocktail party at the Westcott House, where guests will help solve the murder mystery of Elizabeth Ormsbee, who was killed on the grounds in 1869.
Happy Hour at the Westcott House and Tour of Historic Greenmount Cemetery
Limited to 25 participants. $50 per person. Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres included.
While the Champion City was no stranger to great architecture in the years following the Civil War, it redefined itself in the late-Victorian period with three monumental public buildings: Warder Library by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, Government Building by Mifflin E. Bell, and City Building and Market by Charles A. Cregar. All three were finished in 1890 within months of each other. Join Kevin Rose, as he explores how these three buildings inspired the then-bustling city to dream big.
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps, etc. Anyone can present - this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. The idea was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Since then it has morphed into a massive celebration with events in more than 800 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds.
In partnership with the Springfield Museum of Art. Location: 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield
Suggested Donation: $5
Cash Bar available
This fall, we want to celebrate the remarkable community of people who help make the Westcott House a vibrant, dynamic and irreplaceable asset through their participation in tours, programs and events.
The celebration will include cocktail hour beginning at 6:00pm, seated dinner featuring your choice of entree, a special presentation by Mr. Bohlin, live jazz, dancing and more!
Join us for a spirited evening filled with tasty cocktails, caroling and holiday cheer! You, your family and friends will enjoy evening in a beautiful space of the Westcott House, decorated for the Holiday season. Live music performance featuring favorite carols. Our store will be open throughout the evening with special discounts for our members and featuring some wonderful ideas for holiday gifts. Free to the Westcott members, $5 Non-Members. Reservations encouraged: Call 937-327-9291. Cash bar and Holiday snacks will be served.