Contact Joseph Tatner by email or phone (see contact information below) to arrange a tour, private dinner, event for your group, or to join an upcoming event.
VALENTINE'S WEEK EVENTS!
Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday this year. While that makes it tough for couples to enjoy themselves on the actual day without getting up for work or school the next day, that gives us two weekends of substitute fun!
Planned events include:
FEB 9, 6:30pm, Romantic Movie Night, Kate and Leopold: Hugh Jackman is a dapper Victorian aristocrat pulled in time from the 1800's to modern-day New York, where he falls in love with Meg Ryan. Funny and romantic! Movies are FREE in the basement Jack Tatner Memorial Theatre and include hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn. Limited to 20 people per showing. Donations are gratefully accepted. RSVP requested but not required: Click Here!
FEB 10, 6 to 9pm, Haunted Knights Paranormal Couple's Valentine Ghost Hunt: Back by popular demand! Bring your loved one to share a spooky evening at Abilene's own Haunted Mansion with one of the area's most prominent professional ghost hunting teams. Produced by Haunted Knights Paranormal. Singles are also welcome. Tickets limited to 24 guests.
RESERVE NOW!!! ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!
FEB 11, Sunday Matinee 3pm, Love at First Bite: George Hamilton, Susan St. James, Arty Johnson and Richard Benjamin lead this hysterical comedy about Dracula coming to America to woo his lost love, the reincarnation of Mina Harker. The funniest and most romantic vampire movie ever made! Movies are FREE in the basement Jack Tatner Memorial Theatre and include hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn. Limited to 20 people per showing. Donations are gratefully accepted. RSVP requested but not required: Click Here!
FEB 14, 6 to 9pm, The Bachelor, Abilene: First 12 ladies
receive a chocolate rose. Celebrity entertainer and
mansion owner Joseph Tatner will be available to any
single ladies on Valentine's Day evening who want to
meet him and visit. He'd like to add female company to
his life besides his two cats. Buffet and beverages provided.
The evening will be limited to 25 guests, so come early.
FEB 16, 6 to 9pm, Formal Couple's Valentine's Dinner (limited to 4 couples): A meal of several courses featuring drinks, appetizers, pasta and homemade meatballs, and dessert cooked and served by mansion owner and entertainment celebrity Joseph Tatner (feel free to bring a bottle of something to share, if you like). Dancing in the library and mansion tour also included. Suggested donation: $80 per couple. Click here to reserve seats.
FEB 17, 6:30 to 9pm, Pot Luck Singles Night: Don't be alone on Valentine's Weekend! Come meet other singles and maybe even a future significant other! Buffet appetizers, coffee, water and soda plus whatever you want to bring to share. No charge, but donations are accepted.
FEB 18, Sunday Matinee 3pm, Casablanca: The 1940's Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman classic in original glorious black and white. Love blossoms during World War II as two star-crossed lovers lose each other when the Nazis march into France, only to find themselves reunited in Casablanca, under tragic circumstances. Movies are FREE in the basement Jack Tatner Memorial Theatre and include hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn. Limited to 20 people per showing. Donations are gratefully accepted.
RSVP requested but not required: Click Here!
Abilene Started Here!
This amazing property is the private home of professional writer, actor, singer, dancer, musician, choreographer, and event producer Joseph Tatner. However, Mr. Tatner is happy to share his home, offering tours and various events to the community and visitors. Respectful behavior toward all guests is expected and required of any visitor. A $10 donation is requested per person for tours, which last from 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and donations may be requested for other events. However, no one is turned away simply because they can't afford a donation.
Come relax, enjoy, and step back in time!
Built in 1880, the Lebold Mansion is rich with history and bears a striking resemblance to the Addams Family home. The mansion is located in Abilene, KS, the boyhood home of President Eisenhower. Built over the "dugout" dwelling of Abilene founders Timothy and Elizabeth Hersey, the first settler child in the area was born on the property. The original dugout can be seen by tour visitors. Building upon its rich history and unique architecture, various events are held on the property throughout the year. These include scheduled tours, live murder mystery dinner theater, themed Victorian dinners, Saturday Teas, Sunday Sundaes, etc. In addition to renting an upstairs bedroom for the night, downstairs rooms are available for meetings. The property is also available to rent for photo shoots, special occasions, group meetings, and movie productions.
Abilene was built to accommodate Texas cowboys driving their cattle to board train cars at the end of the old Chisholm Trail. Notable Old West heroes and colorful characters include Wild Bill Hickok, who was the town sheriff for a while. Click the Fun Stuff link to see popular attractions in the local area.