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.
JACK TATNER MEMORIAL THEATRE NOW OPEN!
Thanks to everyone who attended the grand opening of the Jack Tatner Memorial Theatre in the basement of the Lebold Mansion! The first movie was The Greatest Showman, an amazing musical about the life of PT Barnum starring Hugh Jackman. Hot dogs, water, sodas, and real theatre popcorn is all available for free (donations are encouraged). October movies will include double features of movies such as the original Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy, Wolf Man, Invisible Man, etc.
Check the Calendar Page and scroll down for dates, times and reservations!
NOTE: Seating is limited. 23 historical theater seats were donated by the Folly Theater in Kansas City and carpet was donated by the Brookville Hotel.
NOTE ALSO: Children are welcome, but this is not a babysitting service, so a responsible adult guardian must be with them.
FRIDAY THE 13TH SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT!
CELEBRITY GHOST HUNT
October 13, 7:00pm: Join K.D. and Katy Stafford from TV shows, “Fright Club,” “Lights Out,” “Ghost Brothers,” and “Ghosts of Devils Perch” for an unforgettable evening on Friday the 13th during Halloween season! Visit KD at the Supernatual InK website. Get tickets early.These events sell out.
Destined to be our most popular ghost hunt ever!
$60 per person (plus minimal online ticketing fee) includes a presentation by K.D., hot food, drinks, and public ghost hunt hosted and managed by Haunted Knights Paranormal. Contact Joseph directly for overnight accommodation requirements. A few rooms are available in the mansion and the Abilene Victorian Inn is only blocks away.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Come in costume!
By your tickets now on Eventbrite. Only 5 tickets left!
The first-ever Kansas
VAMPIRE MASQUERADE BALL!
at the historic, haunted Brookvile Hotel in Abilene, Kansas!
Saturday, October 28th, 6:30pm. Grab your cape and bare your fangs for a Gothic evening of dinner, dancing, dessert & cash bar! Costume contests for best single and best couple. Special room rates available at the Holiday Inn across the street! $55 per person includes Kansas state tax, dinner & dessert.
Sink your fangs into Fried Vulture (tastes like chicken) or Werewolf Meat (howling good Munson beef), plus Eye Scream Sundae (it's watching you), coffin cake, and Lebold Leeches. Celebrity entertainer and Lebold Mansion owner Joseph Tatner will DJ and host the event.
TICKETS on Eventbrite.com.
AMERICAN HAUNTINGS GHOST HUNT
AUGUST 12, 7:00PM: American Hauntings returns for another ghost hunt at the Lebold Mansion. Always a great time! For more information, contact Becky ray at http://bumpinthenight.net
SOLD OUT !
JULY 29, 2023, 5:00PM: Outdoor Event
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.
Built by Abilene banker C. H. Lebold in 1880, this beautiful Victorian mansion has many unique architectural features, such as inlaid wood parquet floors. More recent renovations have added unique carpeting from Europe and more than $750,000 of custom wallpaper.
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.
Rooms currently include a traditional Victorian Splendor room, Maids Quarters, and Vampire room, each keeping in character with the property. Rooms are available upon request at the owner's discretion. Appropriate donations are requested.