Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in Kokomo

Several great events will take place in Kokomo and Howard County next month during National Historic Preservation Month.  Here are some of the events you can get involved with and attend.

  • Seiberling Mansion Nooks & Crannies Tour – May 1, 2010 (1-4 p.m.)
    Get a “behind the scenes” tour of areas not normally open to the public.  Admission $4 adults & $1 children.  765-452-4314
  • “Sunday at the Seiberling” – May 2, 2010
    Get free admission to the Seiberling Mansion from 1-4 p.m. 
    765-452-4314
  • Greentown Historic Building Tour – May 8, 2010 (Noon-4 pm)
    Tour includes 3 great homes, Meridian Street Christian Church, the Hy-Red Gas Station, State Bank of Greentown & Greentown History Center.  Tickets $8 advance or $10 at the door.  Tickets available at Greentown Antique Mall & Treasure Mart Antique Mall. 
  • “How to Paint Wood Siding” Workshop – May 15, 2010 (9 am-Noon)
    Cost is $20 and seating is limited.  Workshop will be held at the Elliott House in Kokomo.  765-452-4314
  • Kokomo Historic Churches Tour – May 22, 2010 (9 am-Noon)
    Tour 5 beautiful, historic churches in Kokomo.  Cost is only $5 per person.  Reservations are required.  765-452-4314

Also in May, don’t miss the 2010 Designers’ Showhome, located at 1105 West Mulberry Street in Kokomo.  The Blessing House has been taken over by decorators and interior designers and will be open to the public May 2 – 16, 2010 from Noon – 7 pm daily.  Tickets are $10 advance or $12 at the door.  Call 765-457-4338 for more information.

For more information on Howard County Preservation Month activities, contact the Howard County Historical Society at 765-452-4314 or visit their website.

Seiberling Mansion Opening Leota Loop Exhibit

An exhibit of Leota Loop paintings will be on display in Kokomo at the Seiberling Mansion starting May 1.  The exhibit will remain on display through October 31, 2010.  Leota Williams Loop was a well-known Kokomo painter who later in life moved to Brown County, Indiana, and became part of the Brown County arts movement.  The exhibit in Kokomo will include 25 of her works of art. 

The Seiberling Mansion is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Admission is $4 adults & $1 for children ages 12 & under.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this unique exhibit!  For more information, call 765-452-4314 or visit their website.

Visit the Lazy AA B&B Guest Ranch

Woolywagon at Lazy AA B&B Guest Ranch

Do you enjoy staying at places that are scenic, unique, rustic, and off the beaten path?  Then you must plan a visit to the Lazy AA B&B Guest Ranch!  Located in western Howard County and approximately 10 miles west of Kokomo, this lodging property offers guests a unique experience and friendly hospitality. 

Cabin at Lazy AA B&B Guest Ranch

First, all guests are greeted by Hosie the donkey (yes, a real donkey is the official greeter!)  Visitors can enjoy fishing in a stocked fishing pond.  Other ranch activities include camp fires, paddle boating, canoeing, swimming, billiards, horseback riding, water & rock gardens, and just relaxing in nature.  Horse & buggy rides are also offered.  All overnight stays include a complimentary full breakfast at the Dinner Bell restaurant.

Many activities are located on the property!

For a relaxing and peaceful getaway, book an overnight stay at the Lazy AA B&B Guest Ranch!  To make a reservation or for more information, call 765-513-0931 or visit their website.