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2023 Events

CHRISTMAS CONCERT & CAROLING!

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 6:00pm: Why sing outside where you might freeze to death? Come sing inside the Lebold Mansion. Mini Christmas concert and Christmas carols singalong. Food and drink provided, but feel free to bring something to share. Open house Christmas party. Tis the season to be jolly! Park in front on Vine and walk up to ring the doorbell by the big front doors. Doors open at 6pm. Dress up in your Christmas finest, wear an ugly Christmas sweater, or come in pajamas, but come and have FUN!

CHRISTMAS MOVIES

 

FREE movies include popcorn, hot dogs, sodas, and candy in the 23-seat Jack Tatner Memorial Theatre in the Lebold Mansion basement. Donations accepted. Check for more movies in 2024!

ADDAMS FAMILY HALLOWEEN

 

The first-ever Kansas

 

VAMPIRE MASQUERADE BALL!

at the historic, haunted Brookvile Hotel in Abilene, Kansas!

SOLD OUT!!!

Saturday, October 28, 6:30pm: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY THE 13TH CELEBRITY GHOST HUNT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:00PM: (doors open at 6:30pm): Haunted Knights Paranormal and celebrity television ghost hunter KD Stafford return for another ghost hunt at the Lebold Mansion. Join us for the last ghost hunt of the year, including a hot buffet and snacks.

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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.

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LEBOLD LUAU

JULY 29, 2023, 5:00PM: Outdoor Event

 

SUNDAY SUNDAES

JULY 2, 2023, Noon: Relax Sunday afternoon with a nice bowl of ice cream and assorted toppings, plus coffee, team and water. No charge, although donations are always appreciated. Come meet some new friends!

HISTORIC WEDDING!

On May 25 at 7pm, Geral Hersey (great great grandson of Timothy and Elizabeth Hersey, founders of Abilene) married Kay Campton in a private ceremony on the front porch of Abilene’s historic Lebold Mansion, where the Hersey log cabin once stood. The original 1856 dugout dwelling that later became the cabin basement was preserved by Conrad H. Lebold as part of the basement when he built the mansion in 1880. The Honorable John E. Barker officiated the ceremony with two witnesses from the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau and mansion owner Joseph Tatner in attendance. The couple then visited the original room dug out by Timothy Hersey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CELEBRITY GHOST HUNTS

 

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May 18, 2023, Darkly Obscured Paranormal Investigations held a public ghost hunt in the mansion. Celebrity weatherman Ryan Motoush from KSNT (NBC) Television News in Topeka Kansas reported the event on air.

Click here for Ryan's website.

Click on the image below to view the video.

PROM NIGHT (AFTERNOON)

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APRIL 22, Noon to 6pm: Prom attendees and their parents/photographers are welcome to stop by the mansion for prom photos outside or in the first floor rooms. There is no charge for this opportunity (donations are always welcome). Be safe!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS PUBLIC GHOST HUNT

APRIL 22, 8pm to 2am: 8pm to 2am. Book online at Haunted America to spend the night with professional paranormal investigators and take part in the investigation! This is an outside-sponsored event.

VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

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02/11/2023, 6pm COUPLES' DINNER AND GHOST HUNT! Limit four couples.

02/18/2023, 6pm COUPLES' DINNER AND GHOST HUNT! Limit four couples.

This event is managed by Afterlife Paranormal Research Society and catered by Lucinda’s Katering.

SWING IN THE NEW YEAR PARTY!

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SWING IN 2024 WITH MUSIC FROM THE 1940s!

Come toast the New Year with party poppers, food, champagne, and sparkling cider. Bring something to share, if you like. Dress up and countdown to 2024 at the grandfather clock with family and new friends. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult. Park in front on the street or at the Senior Center parking lot across the street. Enter in front.

No charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Thanks to the 70+ guests who attended!

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106 N Vine Street, Abilene, KS 67410

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