HAAN MANSION MUSEUM OF INDIANA ART
[tours by reservation only]
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map
The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art features the finest and most complete collection of historic Indiana art ever assembled, including works by Pioneer painters, the Hoosier Group, Richmond artists, Brown County artists and 1930s and 1940s Regionalist (American Scene) paintings. There is also a nice selection of major Native American paintings by CAA artist Martin Grelle. The mansion, featured in "99 Historic Indiana Homes", served as the Connecticut State Building at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904. Many of the parts, such as hand-carved wainscoting, interior arches, columns and doors, were taken from the 1760 Hubbard-Slater mansion in Norwich, CT. The Museum also boasts an impressive collection of massive carved furniture, including two music boxes and several grandfather clocks. Other highlights include three Weller vases from the Worlds Fair ranging from 53 to 81 inches high, and an eight-foot Tiffany hanging wall regulator clock created for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The art, furniture and decorative arts and the grand scale of the Mansion create an experience that you won't soon forget. Also, on the grounds of Haan Mansion is a sculpture garden and a nature trail. The Haan Museum is located at 920 E. State St. in Lafayette. Regularly scheduled guided tours are posted on the Museum's website. Advance tickets may be purchased online for $10. Bus tours and other group tours can be arranged at a mutually agreeable time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
. Self-guided tours are from 1 to 4 every Wednesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $5.