Jarrot Mansion

Illinois State Historic Site ● National Historic Landmark

Calendar of Events

The Jarrot Mansion is opened only periodically for special events due to current restoration projects.

Special Anniversary Open House

Tour the Jarrot Mansion on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm.

Visitors may learn about this stately 1810 structure and gain unique insights into the original paint schemes and wallpaper designs that are being carefully duplicated in the house, including the second floor ballroom.  The interior is so intact that Nicholas Jarrot would find his home familiar today.

Meet the experts, volunteers & officials involved in the study and preservation of this important historic landmark.  Confirmed to participate are:

Volunteers of the Jarrot Mansion Project, Inc. determined to complete a lighting acquisition program in recognition of the Mansion's 200th anniversary.  Historic reproduction sconces and a chandelier have been purchased and installed at the site.  Several electrified reproduction fixtures and exhibit area lighting required professional installation, an effort also initiated and underwritten by the JMP, Inc.

Visitors to the Anniversary Open House will be the first to witness these remarkable lighting accessories that help us to understand how the Jarrots experienced daily living in the Mansion.

Music of the historic period by "THE PEACOCKS" of Sparta, Illinois.

Refreshments will be served, including the "Steal Two Chickens Bouillon" of Cahokia legend, thanks to Big JR, our chef du jour.



Old Time Music Fete, America's #1 Porch Music Festival on Sunday, September 19th


Past Highlights

Fete du Bon Vieux Temps held on February 13, 2009

Dr. Fred Fausz is an internationally-respected scholar of Indian- European relations in the 17th and 18th centuries and organized the 9th North American Fur Trade Conference in 2006. Three of his publications have won "best essay" awards from historical societies in Missouri, Virginia, and Maryland, and he received the 2007 (Missouri) Governor's Award in the Humanities for Service to Community Heritage. He drove his Museum on Wheels over 13,000 miles during the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, presenting public lectures in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Fred's book on Auguste Chouteau and the Founding of St. Louis will be published in 2008.