Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map
The two main floors of the Haan Mansion Museum encompass about 9000 square feet. The Museum is open from 1 to 4 every Wednesday through Saturday for self-guided tours, and one weekend each month for guided tours. Group tours can also be scheduled. The grand Classical Revival mansion features a great hall with an open well, a double staircase, interior arches, columns and pilasters and verandas on the first and second floors. An elevator allows guests with mobility problems access to the second floor.
The Haans started collecting historic Indiana art in 1992, and now have the finest and most complete collection ever assembled. Many of the pieces have been borrowed by other Museums in Indiana and Ohio. You can also enjoy an impressive collection of furniture normally found only in the largest museums and mansions. A majority of the large pieces are Renaissance Revival, and date from about 1860 to 1890. The Museum also features a major collection of Indiana ceramics, which includes tables, chairs, figural works, architectural forms, and even a saddle made from clay. The art, furniture and decorative arts and the grand scale of the Mansion create an experience that you won't soon forget.