2018 Chamber Family Picnic @ Veraestau

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Name: 2018 Chamber Family Picnic @ Veraestau
Date: August 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Chamber Family Picnic at Veraestau,
4696 Veraestau Lane, Aurora, In. 47001

August 14th, 2018 from 5-9
BYOB
Live Music by Jessie Strassell
https://www.facebook.com/jstrassell/

FREE FOR ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS. Please RSVP! ( A head count is needed for food)
When you RSVP please let us know how many adults & how many children will be attending.

Bounce house & Face painting for the kids.

Location:

Set high above the Ohio River in Aurora, Indiana, this landmark home captures a long sweep of Indiana’s architectural history and exemplifies the historic preservation practiced by generations of two families — the Holman/Hamilton clan and the O’Brien/Gibson family. Holman’s son-in-law Allen Hamilton bought Veraestau and added to it in 1838. His daughter Margaret Vance Hamilton enlarged it again in 1913. After nearly 125 years of ownership, the Holman/Hamilton family sold the estate to industrialist and early preservationist Cornelius O’Brien in 1933 as a country retreat. The O’Briens added their own stamp, expanding the home in 1936 and planting thousands of trees. His daughter Mary O’Brien Gibson nominated Veraestau to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 2004, Indiana Landmarks received the 116-acre property as a gift from the Cornelius and Anna Cook O’Brien Foundation.

Today, Veraestau serves as Indiana Landmarks’ Southeast Field Office. Perched on a bluff above a horseshoe bend in the Ohio River, it makes a beautiful setting for weddings, parties and other happy occasions — an outcome the O’Briens would love.


 
Date/Time Information:
August 14th, 2018 from 5-9
Fees/Admission:
Free for Chamber Members.
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