Stories from the Big House


Host your next special event at the Hegeler Carus Mansion. Call Kelly Klobucher at 815-224-5891.

Tours-Plan your visit today!
The Mansion is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday
tour times are Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
**Please call ahead or check our website for cancellations or special events.

Groups of 10 or more please call ahead.  815-224-5895

March Events
Sunday, 11 March, 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Lecture
"Looking Towards the East:
The Carus Buddhist Connection"
Presented by Sandee Donahue

Improv Event
Tuesday, 13 March at 7:00 pm
IVCC "Improv" Performance
at The Hegeler Carus Mansion
Presented by Howard Johnson & IVCC Performers

Saturday, 17 March at 3 & 7 pm
"Bit O' Blarney"
Tales by Tricia Kelly
Please join us for Irish tales for the entire family at 3 pm
and Irish tales for an Adult audience at 7 pm

April Events
Sunday, 1 April at 4:00 pm
Sunday Lecture - (Please note this is the first Sunday of April, due to the Easter Holiday.)
"The Interurban Railroad"
Presented by Brian Nolan & Pat Rooney

1920's Revue - Remembering when La Salle Roared! Saturday, 14 April at 7:00 pm
Step into the 20’s for an evening filled with music by the Johnnie Kaye Orchestra and a live radio stage show by the IVCC Theatre Department. This is an historic evening to preserve two historic treasures of La Salle, The Hegeler Carus Mansion & The Julius W. Hegeler I Home.
Tickets are $35
Please Call 815-224-5895 to purchase your tickets today!
The Event will be located at the Knights of Columbus Hall
209 Gooding Street, La Salle, IL

Sunday, 15 April at 1:00 pm
Music at the Mansion -
"Northwestern Strings"
Directed by Stacia Spencer

Friday, 20 April at 5:45 pm
Music at the Mansion -
"Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble"
Directed by Sue Gillio

The Way We Worked Lecture Series at the Hegeler Carus Mansion (April & May)
"The Way We Worked Lectures Series at the Hegeler Carus Mansion" is provided by the Hegeler Carus Foundation. The Series accompanies "The Way We Worked," a Smithsonian exhibition, that comes to La Salle County in April. The exhibition explores how work became a central element in American culture. "The Way We Worked," an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Check out for more information of the exhibits and other events relating to the The Way La Salle County Worked

Sunday, 22 April at 4:00 pm
The Way We Worked
Lecture Series
"The Hegeler & Carus Companies"
Presented by Ken Ficek

Sunday, 29 April at 4:00 pm
The Way We Worked Lecture Series -
"Peru Beer Companies"
Presented by Jim Hebel

Sunday, 6 May at 4:00 pm
The Way We Worked
Lecture Series
"The Maze Companies"
Presented by Roelif Loveland

Sunday, 20 May at 4:00 pm
The Way We Worked
Lecture Series
"Businesses the Built the Illinois Valley"
Presented by John Piano