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Historic Mansion Traveling Dinner Party

Saturday, June 15, 2024
5:00 pm9:30 pm

All aboard Ollie the Trolley, as we embark on a “Moveable Feast” hosted in a collection of the most stunning historic mansions in Omaha!
The Historic Mansion Traveling Dinner Party invites you to experience the finer side of life as we explore Omaha’s rich architectural legacy through the courses of a curated menu.

We’ll gather at the Castle and begin our journey aboard Ollie the Trolley. First stop is the historic Ephraim Dixon House, built by the famed local architect John Latenser in 1910. Here we’ll imbibe and nosh while homeowners Ryan and Kim Isherwood offer a rare tour of the private mansion.

Next, we’ll set out for a brief guided trolley tour of the historic mansions of Midtown Omaha, including the Gold Coast and Bemis Park neighborhoods.

Now onto the main course: we’ll arrive to a catered meal beautifully presented inside the Joslyn Castle, home of philanthropists George and Sarah Joslyn and built in 1903. You’ll get a rare opportunity to dine as the Joslyns did in their magnificent home, while a string quartet performs in the storied stairhall.

We’ll conclude our adventure together as we board our chariot once more to arrive at the stately Swanson House, built in 1921, by architect George Prinz. Today, the eccletic home is lovingly preserved by owners Deirdre and Steven Evans. Dessert, coffee, and a nightcap will be enjoyed as we wind down from our travels.

Evening Itinerary:

• 5pm – guests arrive – park in Joslyn Castle’s parking lot
• 5:15 pm --Ollie the Trolley transports guests to the Ephraim Dixon House
• 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Appetizers and specialty drink
• 6:30 pm – guests board the Trolley and embark on a 20 minute tour of Historic Midtown Mansions
• 7:15 pm – Dinner served at Joslyn Castle. Bar will be available.
• 8:30 pm – Ollie the Trolley transports guests to the Swanson House.

The Historic Mansion Travelling Dinner Party is a fundraiser for Joslyn Castle & Gardens, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Please note, due to the historic nature of the private residences, we cannot guarantee accessibilty for all patrons.