Take a tour of Ewing Cultural Center!
There is no fee for walking around the Gardens at Ewing, however, we highly encourage you to make a donation. There is a donation box under the archway between the manor and the garage along with a donation pole right inside the gardens at the pedestrian entrance. The Gardens are open daily weather permitting.
For the first time visitors to Ewing Manor will be able to better understand what motivated Hazle by examining some of her clothing. Six outfits, including Hazle's 1907 wedding dress will be on display, as well as swimsuits and accessories. The collection reveals that she was far from a fashionista. Simple in design and pattern, Hazle's clothing was minimalist in construction, with many items handmade. Her wardrobe reinforced her desire for others to form their opinion of her for who she was and what she accomplished, not based on what she was wearing. This exhibit is more than clothes, it tells the story of one woman's life from recordings by her granddaughter and Hazle's own words.
Proceeds go towards the restoration of Ewing Manor. The exhibit was partially underwritten by Wisecracker Design & Wisecracker Studio.
Tour Dates 2023:
October 28 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
November 4 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
November 16 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2024 tours will be posted at a later date
We offer reserved group tours and public tours:
Tours are guided by docents and last around 45 minutes. You will need to rely on stairs to access all three levels of the manor. Please call (309) 438-6333 for information on accessibility.
Can’t make it in person to the grounds? Check out these video tours we created with Alumni Engagement.
Get out of the winter blues with a flashback to the holidays. Let Ewing Cultural Center's holiday tour bring you a little extra joy.View on YouTube
Virtual tour of the Genevieve Green Gardens at Ewing Cultural CenterView on YouTube