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Our doors are open

Plan a tour with a group, or simply spend your lunch in our gardens. Learn more.

Oil on canvas portraits

Learn more about the recently returned portraits of Hazle Buck Ewing and Lillian Brewer Buck.

Your Wedding at Ewing

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On the hour

You can now hear the chimes of the restored Dutch longcase clock.

Take a step back in time

Check out our online gallery exhibits as we discovery more artifacts of the life and times of the Ewings.

Become a Friend

Become a friend

The Friends of Ewing Cultural Center is an opportunity to volunteer and help preserve and grow Ewing Manor and the Genevieve Green Gardens. Volunteers are individuals interested in the historic preservation of this unique community landmark and appreciate the extensive gardens available for public enjoyment. If you are interested in volunteering at Ewing Manor or the Genevieve Green Gardens, contact the Ewing staff at (309) 438-6333.


Giving to Ewing

Ewing Cultural Center is a landmark unique to Central Illinois. Private support allows the Illinois State University Foundation to maintain and restore the historical property, continue educational opportunities, and provide a place of solace in the beautiful gardens. Your contribution is needed and appreciated. For information about how you can support the property, contact the Illinois State University Development Office at (309) 438-8041 or visit the Giving website. 

There are several ways for environmentalists, historians, nature lovers, and friends of the University to support the mission of Ewing Cultural Center:

Support the Gardens - Raise funds for the support of the Genevieve Green Gardens.

Naming Opportunities - Opportunities to pay tribute to individuals, organizations, and others by naming new amenities and features at the gardens in their honor. 

Educational Support -Efforts to creatively use Ewing Manor and its surroundings to support and expand educational opportunities and restoration efforts of the Manor.

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