April
  1 - Nov 1Exhibit: Bags, Bonnets, & Bloomers...a Victorian Lady's Secrets
Bags, Bonnets, & Bloomers...A Victorian Lady's Secrets will feature antique purses, hats, and how ladies of the Victorian era dressed and kept themselves beautiful.

May
  4Hillforest’s Community Appreciation Day
1:00—5:00 p.m. Hillforest thanks the community for their support with a reduced admission price of $1.00 to visit the museum. Bring the whole family to tour Hillforest!
  17Victorian Beauty Secrets Tea Time
1:oo p.m. Enjoy a three-course tea of delectible treats served in the Hillforest parlor and learn of the interesting and somewhat quirky "beauty secrets" practiced by the Victorian lady. Tour of Hillforest included. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest members-$25, non-members $28.
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June
  7Garden Party
1:00 p.m. Bring your gardening gloves to Hillforest where you will view a planting demonstration, plant something to take home, and enjoy refreshments and a tour of the beautiful grounds. Rervations required. Cost: Members $25, Non-members $28.
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  9 - 10Aurora ArchiCamp at Hillforest
ArchiCamp provides an introducation to local history and architecture for children ages 8-12 by combining hands-ons crafts, and up-close and personal exploration of Hillforest Museum, Veraestau, and historic downtown Aurora. Cost: $25 for two-day camp. Archicamp is sponsored in part by Indiana Landmarks Foundation. Reservations required.
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  25 - 27Art Camp for Kids
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Budding artists (ages 7-14) will paint like early settlers; folk art painting with sticks, stencil painting, and painting on tin in addition to painting on canvas, wood, Masonite, and silk. Cost for one-da7 $25, All three days $60. Taught by art teacher Ruth Ann Batta. Reservations required. Student art exhibition on Friday evening.
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July
  5The Best of the Bayou
6:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m. At Veraestau historic site. Enjoy a "New Orleans-style" party on the Veraestau lawn with delicious dishes from the Bayou region, wine, live entertainment, and much more. Come for the party...stay for the show as the evening will end with a "BANG" with the viewing of Aurora'a Fourth of July fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. from the greatest vantage point in all Aurora. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest Members $45.00, Non-members $50.00. Hillforest thanks Indiana Landmarks Foundation for this opportunity.
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  14 - 17“The American Girl” Day Camps for Girls
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Girls ages (5-14) will have a great time learning of the history of the “American Girl” doll series, making a fun craft for themselves and their doll, and participating in a little lady tea. Dolls are invited to attend. Cost: $28.00 per child. Reservations required. Camps are one day.   more info
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September
  11Cooking with Chef Annie
6:30-8:30 p.m. The evening includes a French Cuisine cooking demonstration by the chef, full dinner, and a free Hillforest recipe book. Reservations required. Cost: Members $35, Non-members $38.
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October
  24 - 25Hillforest's "Mystery at the Mansion" Dinner Theatre
6:30 p.m. Enjoy an fun-filled evening of mystery and mayhem presented by the Rivertown Players at Hillforest. A three-course dinner is included in the price of the event. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest members $35.00, non-members $40.00.
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November
  14Parlor Game Night at Hillforest
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Slow down and enjoy an evening of old fashioned fund playing board games in the parlors of Hillforest. Cost of $10.00 per includes light refreshments.
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  20 - Dec 30“A Victorian Christmas”
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Visit beautiful Hillforest decorated in Victorian splendor for the holiday. Regular admission charged.   more info

December
  4Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $25.00, Non-members $28.00
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  6Hillforest Holiday Open House
Bring the family to tour Hillforest as it is decked out for the holidays featuring costumed docents, refreshments, and entertainment. Regular hours and admission.
  9Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $25.00, Non-members $28.00
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  11Victorian Christmas Tea Time
1:00 p.m. Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Reservations required. Members $25.00, Non-members $28.00
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  30Last Day to Tour Hillforest in 2014
Don't let another year go by without visiting Hillforest. Admission charged.

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